A $29 tent that, with minor modifications, weighs…
Ian F, Trailspace.com
20 March 2012
Summary: Summary A $29 tent that, with minor modifications, weighs 1 lb. 15 oz. packed. Pros With modifications, ultralight Cons Entry requires crawling I actually bought this in the '90s for a canoe trip that I did not take because I became ill. Since then, it sat among my camping stuff. And sat. And sat. Until I decided last year to see whether I could cut its weight and use it as an alternative to my ultralight hammock setup.
Summary: Not even a very bad rainstorm when I was camping and the whole tent was soaked from all the leaks in the roof. The front poles are very hard to get set without almost tearing the fabric. No matter how taut the lines or stakes are, there is no way to not have a massive sag in the middle of the tent, which when the tent is only about 24" tall in the first place makes a big difference. Worst tent ever. Not worth any money at all.
Summary: As far as I am concerned this is the best tent for the money for cycling...You can spend more...but for a basic tent this is the cyclist choice...No rain fly...Everyone I have talked with, no matter how much they spent on their tent with a rain fly, gets wet...go with this tent and save some $$$...If it rains get a room...
Summary: I did a small cycling tour and needed something very small to throw together and take down quickly that didnt take up much space and this was spot on. My only real gripe (that I knew going into the purchase) was that it is not water proof.
I'll start with the only negative thing about it..it's…
20 April 2010
Summary: I'll start with the only negative thing about it..it's not waterproof...which can be solved with a coating of waterproofing spray. Other than that.. it's a great tent.. I've read reviews saying that the Starlight it's not that easy to set up. that's not true! Hiking the Appalachian Trail the first week of April of 2010, it was already getting dark by the time I got to the place I'd be camping for the night, and set up the tent in less than 5 minutes.
Summary: I purchased this for use backpacking. I wanted something cheep & light as I don't plan to use it much, and don't want to carry something heavy for long hikes. In short, it is cheep (paid $22 new) and light, but seems to be built well. It is small. Not much room for more then me and my sleeping bag inside. Not sure how it will hold up to rain as I have not experienced any yet. It was easy and quick to set up and served it's purpose.
Summary: Pros: Cheap, compact(17"x3") and lightweight. Cons: Have to steak down for it to stand up. Which means you'll need a hammer of some sort if you wish not to use a rock. Material is very thin and seems won't last long 22square feet of space inside makes for a tight 2man fit(very tight) This would be good tent for brand new hiker/bikers. At only 22dollars, you can use it twice and get your moneys worth then just trash it if you decide hiking/biking isn't your cup of tea.
Summary: This tent is awesome for the price. I must recommend making a few alterations/additions. One is that I coating of waterproofing spray is a must as well as seam sealer. The low quality pegs should be switched out for some high quality aluminum ones. And if you do a lot of tenting you'll want to switch out the guy ropes that are included for something more durable, I've not bothered to do so because they've held up through everything I've put them through.
Summary: look folks, i'm changing my vote. i regret buying this tent. it's too small. i'm 28, slim build. i just came back from a trip first week of june. i had to crawl on my hands and knees to get in, out, or just to get something out of my pack. but here's the kicker, every morning i woke up, after there was direct sunlight, i woke up in an oven. and there is NO VENTILATION. i was down to boxers when i went to sleep.
Summary: Having not camped since I was a kid (some 30 or so years ago), I was taking a cross country motorcycle trip with some friends. We decided to camp on evenings where there was no chance of rain, after all, riding in the rain is OK, but a dry bed at night is better. Anyway, I'm 5' 11" and about 235#, I fit into the tent, couldn't imagine anyone else in there with me. More vents would be nice, as condensation built up through the night.