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Mountainsmith Genesee 4 Tent

Mountainsmith Genesee 4 Tent

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I have had this tent twice, the first was my very favorite tent because of all the great and many years of experiences I had with it compared to the many other tents I've owned but my nephew absconded off with it so I had to buy a second one; which is now with the ex. I'm way more of an ultralight hiker and mountain runner so I use this tent as a base camp/car glamping with girlfriend. I find it perfect for a full size air mattress, a beach chair and bags inside. Vestibles are big enough but they could be bigger, height is good enough to change clothes, haven't had issues with condensation, good ventilation (I do always use a couple of stakes for the fly to keep air flow), tent poles have lasted with none broken so far, zips work well enough and easy to get in and out of tent, privacy is good on two sides, good star viewing on the other sides, tent is very easy and very quick to assemble. This tent will keep you dry in downpours and when staked out properly it will handle strong winds. I like the center loop to hang a light. Whats not to like when consider it's only $120 and gets the job done as well as many other tents three times the price when car camping. Don't fool yourself that this is a lightweight tent to take on a 20 mile hike or for 4 people even for an orgy, it's not and it's not meant for that but for an inexpensive base camp with elbow room for two people or one person, it's excellent. I can't complain. For another really good option at around the same price and very close to this one in design but ever so slightly bigger and better guy line points, check out the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 4-Person Tent. I now have this one because I couldn't find the Genessee at a low price, zero complaints. Also the ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 4-Person Tent identical as above with less mesh on side walls, so less venting but better warmth and protection from elements, just looked; on sale for $91 prime shipped on amazon, crazy cheap for a large 3 season base tent for two-three people .
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We use this tent and split up all the parts when backpacking with others. It will fit three adults and a large dog, or four adults snug with room to put our boots inside too. All our backpacks fits in the vestibule. I purchased the footprint to protect the floor. Tall head space to sit up and play cards in. Having two doors is great for cross ventilation. We have had our tent for four years now and I am very happy with it. Great buy.
I've had this one for around 4 years and taken it car camping up in Glacier/Jasper/Banff, Katmai (I guess that would be plane camping) as well as backcountry for 2 people beach camping in The Olympics. Quick setup, dry in the rain. Super duper for the price. I do have the footprint.
Can anyone comment on if the footprint is necessary/worthwhile for this tent?
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All very good points. #3 especially- I'd much rather clean a footprint than the bottom of my tent. Especially on the trail, so much easier.
Vajtagal
I appreciate all the comments. I did get the footprint and would recommend it as well for all the reasons mentioned. Overall I've been very happy with this tent.
Does anyone knows is there is minimum for this drop to be successful? Or will I still get mine if I´m the only one that joins?
macana70
As I understand it, all drops are shipped to you regardless of the number of people who commit to the drop, ONLY if you have JOINED the drop, and not merely committed to join at a certain price. If the latter, then obviously there is a minimum number of people that need to join or else you will not join the drop and will not be charged. I hope this answers your question. Good luck!
macana70
Read the drop page. A certain number is always needed to get to "The lowest price point". If you're ok with $125 plus tax and shipping good. It shows that it could drop to $119 If the minimum number to join do.
I have the older version of this, the Equinox 4, and it's a great tent. Last month it stood up tto an hour long hail storm in the New Mexico mountains without any problems. I love it.
I purchased this tent a year or so ago. I was looking for a cheap 3 person tent for backpacking with my kids. This one has exceeded my expectations. Never leaked, stood up to any weather we have thrown at it (including ice and pretty severe thunderstorms), decent ventilation. Durable and we don't baby it - figure I've already gotten my money out of it. Vestibules could be a bit larger but plenty of room for boots. Not ultralight but not a burden when divided between 2-4 packs. I would buy it again but mine is still going strong.