M MSR Twin Peaks Shelter REVIEW
by Kevin Grove
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Article Summary:The MSR Twin Peaks Shelter is a great value for a fast and light, minimalist style excursion. The MSR Twin Peaks weighs in at 1 pound 11 ounces (0.77 kilograms) packed weight and provides 45 square feet of usable floor area with room for two people. The durable 30 denier ripstop nylon fabric coated with silicone and polyurethane provides adequate rain protection without adding significant weight to your pack. Trekking poles provide a taut pitch with lightweight tent stakes securing the corners. A lot of thought has gone into the taped seams, reinforced stress points, stake loops, guylines, and user-friendly door toggles, making the MSR Twin Peaks Shelter a great value at $169.95. The MSR Twin Peaks Shelter is more than adequate for a spring ski tour and can be pitched using skis in place of the stakes. Obtaining a taut pitch can be tricky in rocky or wooded terrain when it's difficult to place the corners exactly where they need to be. Staking the corners in a perfect rectangle results in the best pitch. This review discusses key features of the MSR Twin Peaks Tent, including a detailed summary of specifications, ease of setup, usable features and options, weight and sizing, flexibility of pitching, usable space, and field performance as related to stability, storm protection, ventilation and condensatin resistance, insect protection, field durability, and value. Finally, the review summarizes some tips and tricks for using the shelter and identifies recommendations for improvement for the manufacturer.
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