For many campers this 2-person backpacking tent this will be the best choice. It is pitched inner-first, although you can pitch the flysheet on its own. The dome shape is very good at fending off winds from many directions. Inside you get acres of space with more useable headroom than some others in this class. You also get two entrances and two porches. The entrances are well designed too with doors that can be opened from the top. Each porch is large enough for a big rucksack or you could cram two rucksacks in one and use the spare porch as a kitchen – luxury! The inner is made with lots of mesh and this makes the tent very cool in summer conditions. But at 2680g this is not the lightest. The predominantly mesh inner is great in warm weather but in a blustery cold day in the UK you may prefer less air flow. The tent is pitched inner-first too, which is a disadvantage in wet weather. The flysheet is rated as having a 1500mm hydrostatic head, which is lower than most rivals, so in the long term the level of waterproofness will be less durable.
Verdict: Buy it if you want plenty of space for sitting out a storm and good air flow for warm weather.
Design: 3-pole dome
Poles: shock corded alloy
Flysheet: 33 denier, 244T nylon ripstop with silicone and 1500mm PU
Inner: 40 denier, 240T nylon ripstop
Groundsheet: 70 denier, 210T nylon taffeta coated with 5000mm PU
Internal dimensions: length 205cm; width 130cm; height 102cm
Packed size: 58x19cm
Made in: China
Stores in UK: England 55; Wales 0; Scotland 19; Ireland 4