OK tent for dry summer single person camping
Used this tent a number of times in different conditions within Australia.
Two average height adults on sleeping mats and sleeping bags is a seriously tight fit, be ready to store the majority of your belongings within the vestibule including hiking backpack, boots, trekking poles pots and jetboil etc.
The main issue we have with this tent is the lack of room towards the feet at head, and as moving in the night the sleeping bag will press the tent inner against the fly as water will pass through the fabric onto the sleeping bag.
Alongside...this, the sagging in the inside tent structure reduces the internal head height and restricts movement further. This tent would not be my recommendation for heavy rain fall, as areas such as the zippers in the fly are prone to water penetration, and as the tent takes on rain fall, sags touching the inside tent fabric which eventually accumulates and rain drops will fall on your sleeping head.
Purchased in January 2018 at Ray's Outdoors for $350.00.
Well made tent, with large vestibule and
Well built, no problems with it at all.
As a tallish man, this tent is comfy to sleep with plenty of room to stretch out. My partner and I can just squeeze into a Mantis I, it's doable but I wouldn't recommend it. For solo camping it's just enough room for 1. It is too low to sit up in for a tall man and some things like getting changes can end out being a bit of an effort.
I'm also very lazy when car camping with this and don't pack it down fully. Roll it up like a mat with all the poles inside. Not really a feature but makes it fas...t for me. Very nice in summer, as you can set it up and leave the long sides open. The relatively large vestibule area in winter has proven handy when wet. There enough room for your hiking pack on one side and boots and wood on the other side.
Practical but a little too short
I'm 178cm tall and do find that the tent is too low at the ends and possibly too short. Ok if I'm the only one in the tent because I can lie diagonally but can be difficult to get comfortable if you're a back sleeper with two people due to the tent pressure on the feet and head.
Vestibule area is not big enough for my 48L pack but great for boots etc. Easy to setup, have not tried a setup in the rain as yet.
I will be using this tent for my teenage daughters and getting myself a longer tent.
Great little tent
I bought one a couple of years ago, and have taken it overseas, on motorbike trips and out bush.
Well ventilated, but that does mean that its chilly in cold weather. Ok in hot weather. It fits me at over 6ft ok.
I have used it in moderate rain with no leaks, haven't used it in a big storm yet..touch wood.
I would like to upgrade to a lightweight dome style for more room for me to shelter in, but for the price of this I am very happy and will keep it for a while.
light, well priced, looks cool :p
A bit low for us tall people to clamber in and out of, especially in rain.
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Great little waterproof tent that is good value for money. I am glad I bought it, however I wish the side doors could have also had waterproof sides to help if erecting in the rain.
This is a very compact well made hiking tent that looks great and is easy to install. When it is packed up it takes up little space.
The tent pegs bend easily. (it is worth investing in some strong steel tent pegs.
Because of all of the mesh sides in the tent, expect the inside to get wet if you are unfortunate enough to have to erect it whilst it is raining.
Exactly what I wanted for multi-day trekking, great value for money. Easy to setup / packup and carry in your pack. If you like to sit in your tent and pack your bag or anything, this is not for you.
This tent packs up incredibly small and light weight; it takes up about a thid of the space in my 85L rucksack but room on top of it to fit more. The gear 'hammock' (more like a large pocket) above your head has just enough space for a pocket knife, head lamp and a beanie. Side vestibules are quite spacious, plenty of room for your shoes and ba...
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Would this tent need a footprint?
In my experience I've never needed one. The material is thin but I've always cleared where I'm going to set up as much as possible and its been fine. A footprint might not be a bad idea to keep the general wear down but I haven't found it a problem.
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