Posted by Paul Gill on November 08, 2002:
|Make and Model:||Antarctic 4 Season|
|Review:||I bought this tent in Korea.|
The features are quite astounding.
First of all its about the same size as
a Bibler I Tent but is a 2 pole tent
with separate fly.
Weight is under 2.9 kgs.
Poles are identical to Easton 7075 but
they are in smaller sections without
giving way to strength when slotted
together. This means the whole tent
rolls up into a pack about 180mm x 400mm
It has no seeum net over the door and
a natty little tube vent with draw
string and internal no see um net internal
sock to keep out the mozzies.
Decent 4 season mountaineering tent with
good snow and wind shedding capacity.
The fly gives a small front vestibule
big enough for a couple of pairs of
plastic boots. Stakes are nice and light
but strong with ends that won't let the
guy ropes jump off in a gale.
If you want to order one and see a picture
of one in use on Mt Baker, email me.
Only other tents in this class are the
Bibler I tents ( expensive and no
vestibule as standard), Fairydown Altimate
North Face Mtn 25 ( heavier), Marmot
Up High ( no vestiblue) and Integral
Design MX1. The MSR Fusion 2 comes
close but with one extra pole.