Reviewed: 20 June 2004
THE COMFORTABLE RELIABLE SOLO OR VERY FRIENDLY TENT
Firstly You can sit up in it.
Pitches all in one.
Up in seconds.
Good snow shedding capabilities.
Pleasant interior colour in bad weather.
Mozzie/ midge netting.
Always need to pitch into the wind. As if a strong wind goes across the ridge (pole) then the tent will flatten.
Tends to self right, yet a bit uncomfortable if your sleeping. Only experienced this once and the rest of the campsite was 80% destroyed.
So not really a weakness, but an observation.
There are lighter tents,but only just.
Macpac tents are durable and can be used in conditions that they are not rated for, as long as you pitch sensibly.
Mine is the lighter version 1.55kg and has seen some 2 person competitive duty and some solo use.
I've used Hilleberg,Saunders and Phoenix and Hooped bivis in the past and on balance this is the best, though at this weight there are always some compromises whichever tent you go for.
With all the others there has always been something I've ended up hating.
Not this one though.
5 Stars.....Oh Yes