I bought this tent four years ago and it has been…
15 December 2010
Summary: I bought this tent four years ago and it has been my one and only tent since then. The only reason for this is because I don't have the cash to get a decent tent. This tent is light, easy to set up (one pole), and snug. I've used it in Michigan winters down to 18ºF with ~20mph winds and it kept me going all night. It held up strong on top of Black Balsam Knob, NC in what could've easily been 25mph winds all night.
Summary: I purchased this tent because i owned a tent that looked exactly like this from Swissgear. That tent held up amazing and it was destroyed thru no fault of the tent. The previous version was light, easy to set up, 100% waterproof, comfy for 2, sturdy construction. This is some bastardized version of that tent. It looks exactly like it in all the pictures. Lets go thru a quick list of why this tent is not as good as the previous version: 1.
Summary: We purchased these for our Boy Scout sons (no strangers to tent set up and camping in cold weather) and were very disappointed with this product. Neither tent made it through the first campout with cords breaking, poles bending, and the boys getting thoroughly soaked due to rainfall. Not too much fun in 20 degree weather. Even the Scout Masters were surprised at how easily these tents fell apart. This may be good for backyard campouts but that is about it.
Summary: For a backpacking tent that costs less than $50, this is exactly what I expected. It is easy to set up and take down, has ample room for one person plus gear, and is fairly light weight. I have not tried the tent with two people yet, but I could see it being a tight fit for two people plus gear. The dual entrances into the vestibule are handy, as well as the small gear loft provided. The tent is NOT water proof, as a previous review stated.
Summary: pros: Light and compact tent <$50 but it is not for 2 people, may be 2 kids. Nice for one person with some gear. Easy to set up. cons: From fine print from the tent: only water repellent, not rain proof. The tent got soaked wet in the rain even with footprint. Be prepared for unexpected weather. Also the materials are so thin, especially for floor. Will need decent air mat.