Mountain Hardwear EV 2 Person Camping Tent
|Mountain Hardwear EV 2 Camping Tent - The EV 2 Camping Tent by Mountain Hardwear is compact, light, strong, and is designed for the rigors of high altitude expeditions. EV 2’s trim design fits on ledges, and its clip set-up aids in high-wind pitches. The Evolution Tension Arch stabilizes and strengthens the EV 2 once pitched, while adjustable vents allow versatile ventilation options. The EV 2 is also designed with an integrated vestibule to allow space for boots and other items near the door while still maintaining living space. Windows brighten the interior and give you a peek at exterior conditions. Superlight hardware makes the EV 2 tent lighter and drier than conventional tents. Get the best in strength and weight for harsh conditions with the EV 2 tent by Mountain Hardwear.
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My first opportunity to use my new EV2 was perfect. 4 days up at 10,000ft in the Sierras. Temps at night was 18 degrees low. Tons of snow. My first nights impression of this tent really set the stage. I set up base camp and since I haven't used the tent before I would say I had it 60% solid. I didn't guy out everything and my staking was incomplete and lazy. Hey, it was 60 degrees during the day, what could go wrong? That night: 18 degrees and 55mph gusts were screaming through our base camp all night. I never even had to get out of my bag. With a lazy set up I was warm, dry and solid. Night 2 and I had learned my lesson. I guyed everything out well and got my corners tight. Again 18 degrees and 40mph winds. I didn't even wake up more than twice. It's a small-ish tent for two people but a very roomy solo tent (I'm 6'3"). We still managed two people and packs for 4 nights. ZERO condensation (I think we played with the multiple vents a couple of times to figure that out). I have full confidence in this tent when things get bad. Since it's fairly light (5lbs packed weight) I'm going to give it a shot in the summer although I think it will be to hot. We'll see. Anyway....this tent is made for cold and harsh for sure. It will definitely be my go to tent when I'm nervous about the weather.
Let me just start with that I love mountain hardwear tents I have the satellite as well. I bought this tent for a bombproof two person tent, here in southeast AK you have two kinds of tents , tents that require a extra tarp over the tent and tents that have a good enough either fly or single walled waterproofing to hold up to 150+ inches of rain a year, as well as 60+ MPH winds. This is a tall order for most tents, but this tent stands up against it all! The down side is this tent runs a little small not length wise but width wise leaving it a little cramped for two people without gear. True this is a mountaineering tent and you would not really care about cramped when hanging out on top of peaks at 10,000ft above sea level but it is still small. Making it more of a 1 person and gear tent. But if you are going for added warmth this tent will be great. Moisture on the inside was not an issue with the vents (3 of them at the top with little over hangs to keep the water from dripping in) open. I have also tested the tent for winter camping and glacier travel and moisture was not an issue there either. It held up to 40 MPH (that is just best guess as I did not have a wind gauge) without any deformity of the tent. Make sure you follow the instructions and only seam seal the bottom seam otherwise you void the warranty. Overall a great tent if you happen to live in a rain forest with high winds, any sort of winter travel, camping and especially mountaineering or just looking for a bomber one man, squished two man tent. Bottom line BUY THIS TENT YOU WILL LOVE IT!!!
I'm finished setting my tent up while others are starting to lay their's out on the ground. It's a very fast and simple tent to set up. Condensation was mild in August at Colony Lakes (Crestone Needle). I found that there was more condensation with my head pointing out of the "vestibule" that there was when I closed the tent up. The condensation I saw was minor and a quick wipe of the walls took care of the little bit of wetness there was. This tent is a fantastic tent for the high and dry mountains. I always use it solo. I wish it were 1 pound lighter. My most wished for feature is that the the guy lines were higher on the sides because the wind gusts tend to make the thing act as a bellows--flapping up near the top of the tent, making a lot of noise. It'd be better if the present line is combined with a line or two located above the installed side's lines and below the side's vents so that the flapping could be prevented.
EV 2 Tent by Mountain Hardwear for Camping
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