Written on: 30/04/2012 by drclimber
I use this tent as a single man tent when I work leading groups in the UK mountains. I have also used this on my own trips covering Snowdonia, Coast to Coast and Great Glen Way. Great for D of E type groups and individuals that don't want to go camping in a storm.
Easy to erect without assistance, colour coded poles. Good size porch that i've cooked in and stored plenty of kit. Plenty of useful pockets and storage space. Highly waterproof, i've had no issues in prolonged heavy rainful. Strong bath tub groundsheet protects well too. Very well ventilated. Easily carried individually, or slit between two.
Tunnel tent design requires effective pegging utilising all guide ropes to avoid the inner tent sagging. Not suitable for places where the ground might be too hard for suitable peg placements (such as Botswana I have used them). This is not a 4 season tent, ventilation holes at the rear of the tent can not be closed meaning the tent is well ventilated in summer, but very cold in typical UK winter conditions. The sides of the porch buckle easily so anything towards the sides will get wet. I'm 6'3 and the limit that this tent will contain. The inner tent slopes heavily at the foot, this has often ment I wake up with the foot of my sleeping bags wet.
Overall its well priced and as usually with outdoor equipment you get what you pay for. You will be happy if you are using it for UK spring, summer and autumn trips but will be better off with something more significant (Terra Nova Quaser) in severe conditions.