I noticed that my MSR Carbon Reflex 2 got sent to me with what I would consider to be a defect in the door screening. Am I worrying about nothing? In my opinion I think a tent should be in top notch condition when its brand new and retails for $500. However, I realize I might be going a little overboard. Opinions?
Now time for two side notes. For one, Dan if you are reading this are you sure you got 8 tent spikes for your Carbon Reflex because I have two of them now and both of them only have 6 stakes.
Next order of business, if your out there Ashley this one is for you. So I think I am going to decide to keep this tent. However, its apparent that I will not be able to get that huge mattress I wanted. In fact, I wont even be able to get a large one that is 25 inches wide like I wanted to (I know sad right, but my tent only measures 42 inches in the center.) We'll just have to sit with the regular sized 20 inch mattress. I guess you cant always live like a king. So here is what I am going to do to deal with matters. I figured Id mention it to you first so you can poke fun of how my girlfriend is going to react to my new proposal. Ok so as you know I need a nice thick pad. Well as it turns out I am thinking to get my girlfriend and I the Exped 7 Deluxe Synthetic Pad. They measure 20 inches wide so they will fit our tent perfectly. So now time to deal with the fact that I wish I had a wider pad. Im going to call her and explain to her how I think we should sleep on opposite ends. That way our bodies will have a little bit more moblity at night. Ill post how that ends up going. I think she will be fine with this, but we'll see. I know I dont care. Its not like were going to be all cuddly honey bunny like at the end of the day when there is crease that seperates our mats from one another.