Rating: 5 / 5
I'd mark this 4.5 if I could.
I use this as a winter tent, mostly on snow. It's a tent that can be used in a lot more situations than that, but for me its too heavy to carry outside of winter.
- The vestibule has a lot of storage space, a lot of it will be with the fly sitting directly on your gear owing to the very shallow slope of it near the front. This works out OK, it provides space to leave things without snow collecting, and the things provide structure so the weight of the snow hasn't been a problem. Unless you dig down don't expect to be able to spend time sitting in the vestibule.
- The bathtube floor is heavy, and unneeded on when its below freezing. The bathtube floor attracts a lot of condensation.
- A little bit of snow gets in if its snowing and you use the closer zip to enter/exit the tent (as you probably will - the far zip is a long way away and by using that you'll disturb your storage space more).
- There's enough space for two people, it was comfortable but not spacious.
- The feet end is quite slopey, which is extra annoying as the bathtube walls get condensation, that you tend to accidently mop up with your footbox.
- Guy lines and adjusters are great, no problems there
- While full length pole sleeves might be quicker at times, I really like the clipping arrangement.
- The inner is attached to the outer with elastic, over time this will stretch and the inner will become saggy and seem smaller. Known problem, but not a big one
I quite like the tent. Winter tents are never going to be light, but it did represent a poor enough weight to space ratio that I'll be experimenting with mids or ditching the inner on future snow trips.