Great value tent
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought a couple of these tents almost two years ago for my family of four. We had a larger 8 person and cheaper tent that had a couple problems. The old tent had a large side profile, no vestibule, and was simply too big and airy. When I decided to replace it, I wanted to get two smaller tents to keep in heat a little better, smaller profile to hold up better against the wind, and a vestibule for shoes and shelter for the entrance. This tent had all the features I was looking for. It packs fairly small, and I like the fact I can use the built-in straps to keep the poles on the outside of the bag, which makes repacking the tent easy. I did get the matching Alps footprint, which definitely helps to keep out moisture.
We've used this tent on several trips, including one on the beach of Assateague Island, which was very windy, and the tent held up great. Would definitely recommend.