Got this way back in 1997 or so. It's been a very…
12 February 2011
Excerpt: Got this way back in 1997 or so. It's been a very nice one man backpacking tent. Back in the day it was one of the lightest you could get. I still use it for my solo excursions. It's held up well to moderate use, mainly on the west coast. The footprint has deteriorated to a sticky mess, that will get replaced this spring. The fly is starting to feel a little like the foot print, but only slightly tacky instead of totally gummy like the footprint.
Overall I must say that I love this tent. I first…
29 September 2010
Excerpt: Overall I must say that I love this tent. I first got it about 3.5 years ago when I was getting ready to do a cross country road trip. The attached picture is our home set up outside of Zion National Park. We've used this tent for both backpacking and car camping fairly often and have had no issues with rips and/or tears, leaking, or excessive condensation. The tent is both light enough for backpacking and roomy enough (for a married couple) for car camping.
I love it! Sweet tent for the price, pretty light…
17 May 2010
Summary: I love it! Sweet tent for the price, pretty light for a double-walled tent. I'm used to a single wall minimalist, it's nice to have the option of no fly so I can see the stars or critters creeping up @ night. Also the gear pockets/loops and vestibule are handy. definitely compatible for two people, I was more than comfy with two...obviously fit for a king with only one person inside. Great product for the price.
The best tent I have ever owned at this weight. I…
20 August 2009
Excerpt: The best tent I have ever owned at this weight. I have had mine for 5 years with no problems whatever. Spent two nights in the Grand Canyon with wind gusting 50-60 mph all night without a problem. Have used the tent solo and with my wife. Room is limited with two people but I'm backpacking not spending a night at the Hilton. Show me a tent at this price and weight that offers more and I'll buy it.
A remarkable tent for the price. Used on 35-consecutive…
27 August 2003
Excerpt: A remarkable tent for the price. Used on 35-consecutive day bike tour of Japan's northern island Hokkaido during the summer months; I got well more then my money's worth. The tent provided me with comfortable, dry housing for over a month in conditions ranging from hot dry temps to cold, wet, windy mountain tops. Designed to accomodate two people, I found the tent to be perfect size for one person+gear.
I have used this little puppy for seven years now…
29 November 2001
Excerpt: I have used this little puppy for seven years now and I must say it has held up to all my use. I'm pretty rough on gear and so far, everything has held its ground. So superlight and small, I have taken it on overnighters and slipped it in my backpack with my books. On the flip side, I used it for a month trip I took out west in January (don't let anyone tell you that you can't convert a 3-season into a warm environment).
This tent is great!! It's light and it's easy to set…
an anonymous hiker (guest), Trailspace.com
18 July 2000
Excerpt: This tent is great!! It's light and it's easy to set up. I like it because it's a lot roomier than most solo tents for only a little more weight. You can sit up and change comfortably in the tent. For those saying that it's not sturdy in high winds, learn to stake out a tent. I took it to Tennesse in the spring and set it up on one of the highest ridges in the area. Unknown to us untill the next morning, a tornado touched down 15 miles away.
I had posted earlier on this tent with a promise of…
an anonymous hiker (guest), Trailspace.com
24 June 2000
Excerpt: I had posted earlier on this tent with a promise of an update on how I fared with the Warranty and Repair people at SD, after the main pole snapped in high winds the first time I set it up, and went through the rainfly. I was told there was a two-week turn-around time, after they received the shipment. Well, six weeks later I still had not got my pole and fly back and it took 4-5 days of constant calling to motivate them to ship it back.
I work for a backpacking gear store (to remain unnamed),…
19 April 2000
Excerpt: I work for a backpacking gear store (to remain unnamed), so I see a lot of different tent designs by Sierra Designs, TNF, Kelty, Outdoor Research (biveys), Marmot, etc. I set up every tent that I see come through the store and I see every tent that comes back and why it is defective (if it is). I would be more than happy to review any piece of gear for you and tell you the +/- 's of each model.