Big Sky Evolution 2P tent
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Manufacturer: Big Sky
Item Number: Evo-2P
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Long Distance Backpacker
7/4/2012 2:58 PM
Bought my first one at Neals Gap on my 2006 AT Thru-hike when I knew nothing about hiking. Bought my second one in 2009 after putting over 7000 miles on the first. Now how over 7000 miles on the second one and still use both when we take grandkids with us. I am a very happy customer.
...plenty of room for two people
5/21/2012 8:02 AM
Review: Big Sky Evolution 2P Tent
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Jun 25, 2010
100 nights in the backcounty
(USA California )
12/21/2011 6:33 PM
I just wanted to take a moment and talk about the tent that I bought from you in October, 2007.
The tent is incredible. My wife and I spend a lot of time backpacking in Yosemite Nat'l Park, about 25 days a year in the backcountry and have used your tent nearly every night. The vast majority of that time has been off-trail where the place we end up will be an unknown. At under three pounds, it's versatility and quality is unmatched.
Lightness, compactness, durability and versatility are all very important in a shelter and your tent has been exceptional. We've braved snow, wind storms, rains, rocks, tiny tent placements and so much more with your tent and we are really grateful for such a great tent.
Light and roomy
10/4/2010 10:16 AM
I love my tent! I've had it for four years, and find it is the tent that gets put in the pack more than any other. It is well designed for backpacking.
It is a light tent, with room for me and ALL of my gear (and then some), is free standing, has two large vestibules and four storage pockets, and has a truly waterproof floor. One night, having set up in an unfortunate location, I woke thinking I was on a water bed. I wasn't, but the waterproof floor kept my stuff dry as I moved the tent from the deep puddle that had accumulated where I had set up the tent.
With a little extra cord for guy lines, it has withstood high winds above treeline.
The light gray color of the fly creates a nice, realistic color inside the tent.
Best of all, it shows virtually no wear. This year I finally had to reseal the seams, but that's a tiny amount of maintenance for the amount of use this tent has seen.
I have the version with carbon poles, titanium stakes, and clips. When this one wears out, I plan on buying it's twin.
9/13/2010 10:33 PM
This is a great backpacking tent. Most of the other two-man tents I've used typically require two people and a significant amount of time to set up, but not this one. I leave the rain fly velcro-ed to the tent, and all it takes me is maybe 3 minutes between taking it out of the bag and having a free-standing tent. 8 stakes later, and I can focus on the rest of my life.
This tent is also great for organizing your life, since it comes with 4 large mesh pockets. Unless you're going ultra-light, I would recommend this over a bivy or a 1-man tent any day. It's light enough that I don't feel over-burdened, and it roomy enough for me and all my gear and my dog to spread out. Getting in and out is clean and warm in the two vestibules.
Where this tent excels in performance, however, it lacks in durability. While it may stand up well to weather (and it _does_ stand up well to weather), it doesn't put up much of a fight against solid objects. I've had to stitch up quite a few holes in the mesh screen, and as of last weekend, I've had my poles bent out of shape twice. Replacing them is either really expensive or slightly expensive and time consuming.
In the end, I'm happy with my tent, but I wish it were a bit more durable.