EDIT: Greatland Backpacking Dome Tent - Erich Roetz
- EDIT: Greatland Backpacking Dome Tent - Erich Roetz
Welcome to BGT.
This is quite a good start. I have some small edits for you to fix, and
these are listed below. Please do not be offended by the terse manner used
in spelling out the edits: that's just how I find it easiest to list them.
In general terms I would say this OR is a shade short for such an large
item - although at $30 it it is hardly expensive! If it was a more expensive
tent (or any other 'backpacking' item) I would ask you to provide a lot more
details about how it went in different weather. Please bear these comments
in mind for the future.
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> BioComment: neatly done.
> Manufacturer: GreatlandComment: but how would we know who really made it? Someone in China I
> Manufacturer's Website: www.target.com
imagine, at that price. In this case it is OK as is. Obviously, the MSRP is
for Target as well.
> Listed Weight: 8.5 lbs (3.9 kg)EDIT: lb without the 's' - everywhere.
> IMAGE CAPTION = "Picture court esy of Target.com"EDIT: remove space in 'court esy'
> Description: Two person backpacking tent. 9'Lx7'Wx48"H at centerEDIT: you have the metric right, but need spaces in the imperial dimensions:
> (2.7m L x 2.1m W x 1.2m H.
9' L x 7' W x 48" H
> The door has a zip up windowEDIT: zip-up
> An inverted U-shaped window with double zipper is opposite door.Comment: rather abbreviated English - OK here, but not in the main text
> MSRP: $27.99Edit: repeated from above - consider removing.
> have been to Moorefield, VA, Goochland, VA, Ft. Story, VA,EDIT: we have non-Americans in BGT, who may not know what 'VA' means. Please
expand at least once.
> I have seen that some tents with these hooks are reinforced toEDIT: a little obscure. Perhaps something like:
> the support poles.
' I have seen that some tents with these hooks have them anchored to
the support poles.'
> 22 MPH (36 KM/HR) of wind with no leakage.EDIT: 22 mph (36 kph) is better
> By removing the fly, was able to keep cool in the 80 deg F (44 deg C)EDIT: two fixes:
' By removing the fly, I was able to keep cool in the 80 F (44 C) nights.
> and I was negligent in doing it earlier.Edit: it would read better if you wrote something like:
' and I had been negligent in not doing it earlier.'
> The stakes included are standard steel stakes, but are a little flimsyEdit: I would write '... but they are a little flimsy...'
> Summary: A little heavy for a true backpacking tent,Edit: delete 'summarey' here: it is in the line above.
> but it would a comfortable weight if split up between two people.EDIT: 'but it would be a comfortable ...'
> As the flooring is a bit thin, it does require a ground tarp.Edit: this is just verging on the projection. I recommend you write
'I think it does require ' as this tells the reader what YOU think.
>THINGS I LIKEComment: And how!