GigaTent Recon 2 Dome Backpacking Tent

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Features: -5' x 8'.-Dome backpacking tent.-Using it on an actual combat mission or just trying to keep things low key this tent is the perfect choice.-Vestibules will hold all of your equipment without making you climb over it.-Pockets are sewn into the tent wall to keep small items from getting lost.-Completely seam taped full coverage rainfly for excellent rain.-Wind protection that requires minimal staking.-Sleeps 2 people. Includes: -Complete and ready to use and includes tent, pole and stake bags.-Extra stakes and guylines for windy conditions and the gearloft is included. Color/Finish: -Subdued colors will blend into almost any terrain. Specifications: -2 large centered doors make getting in and out simple and quick while 2 large 14 square feet.-Allows even the tallest 'operators' to sit up without hitting their head and the 40 square feet. Assembly Instructions: -Assembly required. Gear Outdoor Rec Shelters Tents Camping Fly People Person Rain Tens Tents

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The GigaTent Recon 2 5' x 8' 2-Person Backpacking Tent has subdued colors that will blend into almost any terrain. Two large, centered doors make getting in and out simple and quick while two 14 sq ft vestibules will hold all of your equipment without making you climb over it. The Recon lightweight backpacking tent has a 43" center height to allow even the tallest to sit up without hitting their head. The 40 sq ft floor is spacious for two sleepers and will hold three in an emergency. Pockets are sewn into the tent wall to keep small items from getting lost and a gear loft is included to help keep things organized. The Recon two-person tent comes with a completely seam taped full coverage rainfly for excellent rain and wind protection that requires minimal staking. This two-person tent comes complete and ready to use and includes tent, pole and stake bags, extra stakes and guylines for windy conditions.

GigaTent Recon 2 5' x 8' Backpacking Tent, Sleeps 2:

  • Subdued colors blends in with terrain
  • Sleeps 2
  • 7.9mm fiberglass poles, polyethylene floor, polyester wall, mosquito mesh roof
  • Vestibule areas for gear
  • 1 room
  • 2 doors
  • 2 windows
  • Easy setup
  • Packs to 25" x 6" x 6"
  • 5' x 8'
  • 43" interior height
  • 7.45 lbs

Specifications

Tent Type: Backpacking Tents
Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Primary Color: Green
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: BT014
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 9.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 8.0 x 43.0
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 551870855
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Fantastic deal.
8/2/2012

Customer review by 101ABN

5.0 stars by 101ABN

We sealed the seams prior to use, took on a 3-day camping outing here in Vermont. There was heavy rain for the entire trip, we stayed completely dry inside the Gigatent (minus water we tracked inside). One-man setup took less than 5 minutes. Just lay it out, connect the shock corded poles together and slide them in the guides, pop up the tent and stake it down. Then drape the fly over the tent, velcro it to the poles, and stake it down too. I RECOMMEND AFTERMARKET TENT STAKES, as the included stakes are terrible. That's true of many, many consumer grade tents, so I don't count it against the GigaTent. Get some Army surplus stakes or something. There are entrances on two sides, each with a vestibule created by the fly. There is enough room in the vestibule to store muddy boots and/or a small pack. The fly does make it a chore to enter and exit the tent, but that's somewhat typical as the nature of a fly is to come down a bit over the entrance to ensure water doesn't get in. The tent recovered quickly (about 2 minutes) and was easy to hose down and clean. Note that this is very much an expedition-type tent, in that it is optimal for sleeping in and nothing else. This tent is not suitable for the family camping trip (i.e. Mom, Dad and Timmy). There's enough room to sleep and store some gear, that's it. I'm an Army veteran and I approve this tent. Overall a great value.

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101ABN
Vermont
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Gender:Male
Age:35 - 44
7/6/2013

Customer review by SCOUTERNH

5.0 stars by SCOUTERNH

Great tent for the money. Stayed dry during heavy rain! Easy set up.

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SCOUTERNH
NH
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Age:45 - 54
Usage:Once per month
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That full to ground rainfly comes in handy.
7/13/2012

Customer review by Noble1Uncle

4.0 stars by Noble1Uncle

For $50 I found the Gigatent Recon 2 a good deal, however I wouldn't use this tent for backpacking very far, due to the weight and bulk, but it's fine for any short trek campsite. At this time of my reviewing this Recon 2 I purchased, they still have only this one sad photo showing the tent and the tent with the rainfly on the web. The tent is better than what is represented there. The rainfly's color is a darker olive Army fatigue green, which is great for blending in to most outdoor environments, unlike many tent manufacturers who offer you wacky colors. You can see the rain, wind, and gear storage benefits for this type of full circle rainfly, with vestibules and door entry on “both” sides. The tents internal floor size is 8'X5', though their picture makes it look like a skinner tent, which it's not. It's a more than comfortable size for one person, but I don't think many would want to cram two people in that size space. The Recon 2 tent I received was constructed very well with no issues. Because I like this tent for its price, features, and subdued colors, I'd hope someone will post actual pictures or do a YouTube video showing this tent in detail. At this time, YouTube has a video with someone giving a good talking review of this tent, but he doesn't show the product. It is a good tent. If you want a fancier version of this tent with a few more features, look at a Catoma Commando II tent, however it cost four times as much as this Gigatent Recon 2.

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Noble1Uncle
Tucson, Arizona
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:11 - 12 months
Gender:Male
Age:55 - 64
Usage:A few times per year
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