FR - Big Sky Revolution 2P w/ Porch - kathryn
- Find below the FR for the BIg Sky Revolution 2P with Porch tent. HTML
can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/yzw4vv5
January 2nd, 2010
I have so far used the tent on two overnight trips for 2 nights of use
total in the Shenandoah NP in Virginia, trip details are highlighted
My first trip out with the tent was out to the Shenandoah NP in
Virginia. Rain was forecast for the night and the temperatures were
expected to get down to about 50 F (10 C) during the night. The tent
was pretty easy to set up but I wasn't sure which stakes to use
closest to the tent body. The stakes I had came with 4 long and 4
short ones. I placed the short ones closest to the tent body. The tent
had plenty of room just for myself and gear. I made use of the
generous pockets to store stuff sacks and small items. Sometime around
midnight the rain started up and it rained through the night and into
the morning. I broke down the tent in the rain and stored it wet. The
tent was not easy to store wet and I ended up stuffing it into the
stuff sack. Once in the sack I realized the sack wasn't water
resistant and the water from the tent leaked through. As I had a short
hike out, I carried the wet tent rather then get the rest of my gear
The next trip out was again to the Shenandoah NP but with nicer
conditions. There was no rain but the temperatures were still in the
50's F (10 C). The tent again went up fast and had plenty of room
inside for just me and my gear. I didn't notice any condensation on
the interior of the tent on either trip. The tent body is basically
all mesh and doesn't seem to give condensation much of a chance.
Impressions and Comments:
So far I am liking this tent. The tent does seem really delicate and I
am afraid I will break it with use. The mesh body doesn't have much
structure and I am afraid to rip it. I am not totally thrilled with
the door. Although the door is very generous, the zipper doesn't slide
around on the track easily and I have to use two hands to unzip the
tent. Since I don't have guylines, I haven't guyed out the tent yet.
Pros so far: easy to use, spacious for one, and rain resistant. Cons
so far: feels quite delicate, zipper doesn't work well with one hand
This concludes my field report on the Big Sky Revolution 2P tent with
Porch. The long term report will be appended onto this report in two
months time (around March) and will include more field testing and any
long term wear issues. Please check back then for further information
on the Revolution tent.
- Hi Kathryn-
As long as you were so quick with the FR, I figured I could be quick with the edits!
No major issues, but a bunch of Edits and Comments for you to consider. Please delete the original once you fix/upload.
Hopefully you'll get in a bunch more testing during the LTR phase!
Happy New Year
Edits: I have so far used the tent on two overnight trips for 2 nights of use total in the Shenandoah NP in Virginia, trip details are highlighted below.
>>>#1 I would suggest you spell out "National Park" at least once, as it may not be obvious to all readers.Comment: temperatures were expected to get down to about 50 F (10 C) during the night.
>>>#2 For clarity, I recommend changing the comma to a period. Or, you could stick in `and the' after the comma.
>>>Isn't that kind of warm for Nov-Dec?Edit: The stakes I had came with 4 long and 4 short ones.
>>>Suggestion: "As shown above, the tent came with 4 long and 4 short stakes."Edit: The tent had plenty of room just for myself and gear.
>>>MS Word suggests using `me', which I agree with. I'd probably change to "me and my gear", which is what you used below.Comment/query: I carried the wet tent rather then get the rest of my gear wet.
>>>Any problems with the tent when you got home? How did it dry?Comment: Impressions and Comments:
>>>Although you say you are liking the tent, it seems like you have a lot of concerns with it. Why do you say you like it if you have so many worries? (just wondering )Comment: Since I don't have guylines, I haven't guyed out the tent yet.
>>>It would be nice to know how it works with guylines!Edit: Wrap-up
>>>I would suggest putting Pros and Cons on separate lines for better readability.