Rating: 5 / 5
A spacious and lightweight dome tent that is increasingly recommended for 8000m peaks. Minimum weight of 5.5 lbs, 36.6 square feet plus 13 sq ft vestibule. 3 aluminum pole design. There is a single entrance to the inner tent, but one can enter the vestibule from the left or right. The inner tent is free standing, but two stakes are needed for the vestibule. About 14 stakes total could be used for guylines and tent corners for really intense conditions.
The triangular vent on the roof is easily adjusted from inside the inner tent. Additional venting is possible by partially unzipping the screen on the entry, but this tent would be a little stuffy in low elevation, warm conditions. Though officially for 2 people, 3 could fit in the generous 36 sqr ft. (Area/Wt ratio 0.56 ft2/oz).
The inner and outer tent are attached, so the inner stays dry when setting up in bad weather.
At an 11,000+ feet base camp with daily rain, hail and strong winds the tent was reasonably quiet in the gusts. Runners on the guy lines make a super taut pitch very easy. Condensation was minimal through rain, hail and freezing conditions, though I did use a groundsheet in the vestibule (limiting condensation from rising from the ground). As a double wall setup, the tent is likely too warm for hot weather, though setup is possible without the outer tent. My wife and I both really love this tent.