Rating: 4 / 5
I don't own this tent but camped in it with a friend while backpacking through Rocky Mountain National Park in May. We went on a 3 day/2 night trip that started on a 65 degree and sunny day and ended with 7+ inches of snow that got very wet and slushy by the time we packed out.
I like this tent. It's lightweight and incredibly easy and intuitive to set up. As others have commented, the walls hang a little narrow, and this tent requires a lot of stakes to pitch correctly. The footprint is a good three to four inches smaller on each side than the tent floor, meaning there's no chance of it peaking out but also that it doesn't offer as much protection. This tent has no ventilation and condensation can be a problem - our tent was drippy. The vestibule is also really small and its nearly impossible to open the door without exposing the inside of the tent to drips, snow, and rain.
Having said that, the tent is pretty light, looks to be well made, and handled the snow pretty well (although we never let more than an inch or two accumulate on top). Wind was not an issue on the trip, so I can't comment on wind resistance. The included stakes were easy to use.
Summary of Pros
- easy to set up
- includes footprint and stakes
- not enough vestibule space
- lack of ventilation
- can be a bit cramped
For reference, other UL 2 person tents I have used include the MSR Hubba Hubba and Tarptent Scarp 2.