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Six Moon Designs Europa

in Shelters - Single Wall Tents

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3.50 / 5 (4 reviews)


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Jim Klazek
( Klazek - M )
SIX MOON DESIGNS EUROPA 05 on 08/05/2005 08:18:24 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 5 / 5

For 3 season plus usage this tent is an absolute amazement. It is palatial for 1 and roomy for 2. So far it handles inclement weather with aplomb yet gives excellent ventilation. What more could one ask for in a package slighty over 2 lbs. Check out thier website (sixmoondesigns.com)for all the features. In the real world I've found these features work as advertised and then some. A tip of the hat to the designer Ron Moak.

Edited by Klazek on 08/05/2005 08:34:39 MDT.

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Scott Spare
( scuppers_oh3 )

Locale:
Ohio
Nice tent, too small, hard to get taught pitch on 12/01/2006 17:18:50 MST Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

Overall, it's a pretty nice tent - its light weight and packably-small size continues to amaze.

But I think if you're coming to the realm of lightweight single-wall tents, having been used to double - wall luxury, you might be dissapointed.

It's very difficult to get a taut pitch with this tent, and you must get used to not sitting up when you roll over in your sleep, since if you bump your head on the "roof," all water-resistance is basically moot, and you're suddenly laying in some water.

I only used it in West Virginia in flat terrain, it only rained a little, and I'm only 5 foot 7, and it was still a bit of a letdown.

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Nikii Murtaugh
( hikingis4me2 )

Locale:
Northeastern Oregon
Not Satisfied on 03/28/2007 17:59:38 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 1 / 5

My Europa and I did a thru-hike of the CT last summer. I was very disappointed with the tent. First of all, it was impossible to maintain a taut tent all night long. Consequently, there was a sag in the middle to the extent that when you rolled over in your bag, that part of your bag came in contact with the ceiling and got wet. The door is no-see-em fabric only and the vestibule did not provide enough warmth. Third, since it rained almost every night, that almost two pound tent weighed a whole lot more the next morning. It did not dry out easily. Therefore, some evenings the inside tent floor had to be wiped down before putting in my gear. I contacted Six Moon Designs when I returned from my trip, and no recourse was offered.

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Jonathan Ryan
( Jkrew81 - M )

Locale:
White Mtns
Good as Bug Shelter on 09/21/2009 12:53:45 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

First off I must say that for the vast majority of my trips I strongly prefer a tarp/bivy combo. But for those times when I need a full tent, the Europa has always worked pretty darn well for me. While it does not pitch as taught as I would like, I find using guylines on the sides helps. On humid nights I will angle the opening to protect from rain and leave the front vestibule completely open promoting airflow and limiting condesation issues. All in all a pretty bomber tent that is great for camping with my dog or for excursions to the Southwest where biting insects/critters are more of a concern than here in New England.

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