Anonymous Backcountry Edge Customer
Likes: We have only taken one trip, but so far this tent is great. Setup is easy. Since there is less mesh than other tents, there is some privacy even without the fly. Nevertheless, there is plenty of ventilation, especially with the door panels zipped down. There is plenty of room for our family of four, although we did have to squeeze the tent onto the pad. The tent appears to be very sturdy and weather-proof, although we didn't really get a thorough test. The separate room is a hit with the kids.
Dislikes: Nothing to complain about yet.
– Colorado Springs CO
Likes: Not too high for a family tent thus responding well to Colorado wind. I love the full fly which should provide great rain protection. The divided rooms are perfect for families with kids or dogs. I expect great things from this tent. The attention to detail are on par with my four season expedition tent.
Dislikes: Nothing to complain of yet.
– Round Hill VA
Likes: This is a great tent. Super-roomy with good use of space-and I can nearly stand erect. Nice construction quality; easy to pitch; good ventilation; and withstands very nasty conditions without fault. I just spent four days camping on an open ridgetop just below Spruce Knob, WV, enduring both Hurricane Irene and the more typical mountain thunderstorm blasts on successive nights. Wind gusts measured over 50 mph in driving downpours, with repeated, sustained storm intervals. Single-guyed, the tent did not so much as bend, fold, or strain its seams one bit--and it stayed dry as a bone inside. Not many tents of any size on the field fared as well.
Dislikes: Just two quibbles. The loop-and-peg system employed to secure the rolled-back door flaps on the tent interior features nice long loops that are easy to fasten and unfasten. The same system on the exterior, to secure the tent fly/vestibule doors, unexplicably employs much shorter loops that require very tight rolling of the flaps, a hard pull on the material to engage the loop, and more pulling to unhook.
Second quibble: The "front" vestibule doorway zipper catches and jams very easily on the outside fly material when trying to open it from the inside.
– Las Vegas NV
Likes: I originally “cut my camping teeth” on The North Face backpacking tents (VE-23 & VE-25), so I’ve come to expect my tents to be beyond dependable, and hold up to some pretty “hairy” unexpected weather conditions like driving rain, high winds, sleet, hail and snow (or any combinations of the above). Normal camping for us ranges between 4,000’ to 8,400’, and at this point in our life, the backpacking tents are “history” (we want room, comfort, and bigger doors). I love the Flying Diamond 6’s aluminum poles, and they do form an exceptionally strong geodesic structure, evidenced by our 2nd trip out with it last week…..50+ mph winds (all day & night) in Death Valley N.P., and it never flinched.I o
Dislikes: The only drawback I’ve found was the front door zipper making it around the lower corner of the track…..it just takes a little extra patience.
– Lenexa KS
Likes: Product was very well designed. Assembly was simple.
Dislikes: Pocket materials appears to be thin and can easily rip. Assembly instruction was very small to read. Should include 2 poles for the vestibule.