Mountainsmith Conifer 5+ Person Three Season Tent

   11.16.12

Let me start by saying I am all thumbs when it comes to setting up tents. Therefore, I was amazed at how easy it was for my son and me to set-up the Mountainsmith Conifer 5+ Person Tent! You’re probably thinking he did all the work, but there really wasn’t any work to be done. With only three poles for the tent body and one for the large vestibule, we had the tent constructed in less than 20 minutes. The instructions are printed right on the stuff sack, but the color-coded system was so simple that we didn’t even need them.

Once we had the tent set up, I was impressed by the interior space. With 6’2” head height and 83.5 square feet, there is ample room for two adults, three kids, and the family dog. Plus, the vestibule offers an additional 33.5 square feet of space to use as a front porch, store gear, and/or serve as the port-a-potty area. In addition, a removable ceiling loft pocket and several mesh storage pockets provide excellent off-the-floor options for storing clothing and gear.

I did not encounter unfavorable conditions during review of the product; however, the tent’s durable construction, fly, bathtub floor, and taped floor seams lead me to conclude that the tent should provide more than adequate protection from the elements and years of family camping fun.

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