Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by TieWolf Extensive Review and pointers I used this tent for backpacking, both my friend and I have. If you're a regular backpacker that usually roughs it with just a tarp, you may enjoy this. The one big downside is that even with the front flaps open and the rear "window" open to add air flow, I woke up in the morning with the tent drenched in condensation. So ventilation is not the best with this tent.If you like to keep things very simple and you aren't picky and want to keep it inexpensive, I would recommend this tent.As far as where it needs to be staked to the ground, there are 3 stake spots along the left and right of the tent - then you have a stake that goes in the front from the top of the tent and same for the back of the tent - then you also have a stake that pulls the center of the sides. So in total, you have 10 places to stake down. I highly recommend getting x-shaped or y-shaped stakes, as the ones that come with it are just L-shaped little rods.Where we went out with these tents, the ground was rocky, which made it next to impossible to be picky about where to place the tent, so know in advance if the ground you will be camping at will have rocks under the surface. The X-shaped stakes you can buy through walmart help with this though.You will want to manually waterproof this tent - use a spray to heavily waterproof and also proof the seams. This tent will hold up with proper waterproofing. I used 2 cans of Scott's (brand) which cost about $10 at walmart and that was excessive for waterproofing, but you will be dry! (aside from morning condensation lol)Also, if you have bad knees or a bad back, I do not recommend this tent as you will need to crouch down and crawl into the tent. This tent is very short. You can fit two people in it if your equipment is stored elsewhere, otherwise a backpacker and a dog (like me) will be able to fit in very well. :-) I'm 5'5", my dog weighs about 60 lbs. and I had my backpacking gear and had a comfortable amount of room. :)Side note: this tent also has 1 mesh pocket in it that could fit a phone and some very small stuff - not much for a flashlight though. It took me about 5-10 minutes to set up this tent on my own.I hope someone finds this review helpful in deciding to buy this tent or not. ^.^ 09/13/2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Exactly what I expected Ordered this as a backpack tent. This tent is less than half the size and weight of my two man dome tent. It has a classic simple design that incorporates some improvements over the last tent I had of this style. This simple and serviceable style is hard to find anymore. 07/24/2014