After months and months of research I chose the near zero 2p tent and it out performed my expectations. I set it up 3 times in the backyard before taking it out into the woods. It compressed down nicely, more so than the website lists, and can fit anywhere in the pack. There are 5 well placed pockets that were bigger than I anticipated. A storm rolled through on the second night of the trip and I stayed dry. The wind gusts were clocked at 45mph where we set up and I didn’t have any issues at all.
The criticisms I have are pretty minor. The strap for the vestibule tie down is just a little long that it creates a slack when the vestibule it rolled up. The strings on the ground stakes are a little too short.
It’s a great tent and I’m looking forward to my next adventure to the woods! Cheers to NZ for such an awesome product!
I'm picky. I want tents that are light weight, easy to set up, simple design, and economically priced. I don't have to have the best, but I know what I have to have.
For example, I don't want to have to use a ground cloth or tent stakes. While these can help in certain conditions, they are not necessary. The base is taped and waterproof so a ground cloth isn't necessary. The rain fly clips into the tent base and has color coded clips. The stakes are light, strong and do not bend, but this stand will stand perfectly fine without them. The fly will protect from rain and give ventilation without or without staking.
I don't want extra poles that have to be threaded through the tent or lots of strings that have to be staked out. While this tent has a wishbone design, all the poles are connected and easy to fit together. The tent clips to the poles instead of being threaded through them.
I have used this tent twice now on backpacking trips, with my wife and my son. It is snug for two, but definitely enough room. It is nice and tall so we can sit up no problem. It is very easy to set up and lots of great storage pockets. The weight is very good. Quality is great. Overall, very pleased with this. Two thumbs up.
Easy to set up for one person. This is a tight two person tent. Great for one person and a dog. Have not been out in the rain with it, but seams are taped and I don't anticipate any issues. Really like the tent! Nice to good tent stakes come with it as well.
Used it for a month while hiking with my sister on our first section of the PCT. Set up was quick and easy even for one person thanks to the color-coded poles and clips. We experienced very high winds outside of Idlewild while camped in the only flat area we could find late in the day...in a completely exposed site. Much to our relief, the tent came out unscathed. We appreciated having doors on each side of the tent, a hook for a headlamp, and storage pockets on each side. We'll use it again for the next sections coming up. We found it roomy enough for the two of us. A small tent is especially helpful when campsites are limited as they are in Maine where we live.