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Mountainsmith Morrison 2P Tent

Mountainsmith Morrison 2P Tent

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https://photos.app.goo.gl/VADs6W5GokedqDvz8 Paste link in browser to see the videos of my Mountainsmith Celestial Tent. (Also, same pics as I posted with my review.) Did not know how to get my videos posted when I submitted my review.
I have three of the Mountainsmith Celestial 2 man tents, and one of the Mountainsmith Morrison 2 man tent. The Celestial tents are blue, the Morrison is citrine (yellowish, light green), the tents are otherwise the same. We all, my sons and I, started out in the Celestial tents. My sons are 27 and 22, about 5'11 each and around 185 and 165. I am female, 5'5 and about 130. The tents are very roomy for one person. We have never slept two in any of these tents; we each have our own tent. We hiked the AT last year as day hikers and camped at Loft Mountain Campground and at Big Meadows Campground. We started camping May 2, and ended camping the last week of October. The tents went through three seasons, with our last camping feeling like winter with a low of 28°F (not sure what the wind chill was). We camped ~36 nights total. My sons used only the Morrison Celestial for their tenting. We had winds at times, (both campgrounds are atop mountains) and the tents never succumbed. We had some rain, and the tents never leaked...until we camped at Big Meadows Campground with the remnants of Hurricane Florence passing through. All of the Mountainsmith tents withstood the wind, however, all three of the Mountainsmith tents leaked during that storm. The leaks occurred around the vents. We had not added extra seam seal. The tents were used in new condition from the manufacturer/retailer. Seam seal may stop the leaks. Thankfully, I was using a Mountainsmith Foothills Camping Blanket which repelled the drops that continually dropped at my head. I initially tried to wipe the drops away intermittently, but, eventually, want of sleep won over and I moved over on my 25" pad to miss the drops and I went to sleep. Other than that one storm, the tents performed great. I always zipped up my two door windows at night with the full fly on. I never was too hot. In the 28° temperature, I would have loved to have been able to zip up all the mesh; but, I guess that would be a 4 season tent. I was sent the Morrison tent when my Celestial tent developed a couple of small tears/holes/stretching (?) in the mesh. They sent me the Morrison tent. After all of our tents leaked during the remnants of Hurricane Florence, I sent an email to customer service telling them how well the tents held up, except for the leaking around the vents. I never heard back from them. I was let down by them not even acknowledging my email. I was not asking for replacements; I genuinely, was still pleased with the tents. I still wonder about how great they were initially, and then total silence. As for the tents, they are easy to set up, and they met our needs. I used the Vaude 3 person Campo on my last tenting out and I liked how the zipper on the vestibule zips from the lower corner. In the Morrison, I have to really stretch to unzip the vestibule down the middle all the way to the ground stake (that is probably more due to me); but, I really like the Vaude Campo 3 vestibules. (I bought all of our tents, Mountainsmith Morrison and Vaude Campo 3 at Sierra Trading Post with 25% off). Every tent has different advantages and disadvantages over other tents. For a two man tent, the Mountainsmith Morrison 2 and the Celestial 2 are very roomy and with the extra length very nice.
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Today’s Amazon Prime price is $179, without the footprint. Only difference is the stakes are of 6061 aluminum instead of the 7075 advertised here. 10/21/18.
I am going on a back packing trip with 7 others in about a month,is anyone familiar with their shipping methods and times, is 2 weeks enough time? I Also I've read that this is a pretty heavy tent to carry around for backpacking, I'll be carrying it around for 3 days. Can anyone report how well it travels?
I've had this tent for three years and camped about 60 days in it. It's really spacious for one, durable, and easy to set up. I got the footprint for it. Outdoor Gear lab was worried about high winds, but I've never had a problem with very strong winds, the tent holds up fine. I've patched the fly in a couple places. With a ground sheet, you can set up the fly first and build the tent underneath it.
The stakes and guy lines are very low quality though. Ditch those and you will have a very good car camping tent.
Got this last fall for my 5th grader who just ranked up to Boy Scouts. 3 weekends in it so far with zero issues. Color coding and simple design makes it VERY easy to set up. One of the scout requirements is that a boy can set up his tent without adult help. My 5th grader can set up this tent without any assistance. I have begun to recommend this tent to all of our new scouts. It is too heavy for serious backpackers, but just fine for a 10 mile weekend trip, especially if you split the load between two people.
Amazon price history shows price fluctuating between $90 and $140 with $115 being a pretty typical price. So when you add on the $9 shipping here, it is still a modest deal.
I would recommend for anyone that can manage packing a 5 lb tent.
Two five-foot-something adults and one blue heeler slept comfortably in this thing for a three day backpack trip. It kept us happy and dry through a downpour, so I sing praises about this tent to everyone I know. I recommend the footprint for it as well. My Amazon order history from 2016 says I paid $140 for the tent and $25 for the footprint. This is a good deal.
I have this tent and absolutely love it. Great size. Roomy for two people. Not too heavy. Super easy to set up.
Is there a footprint available for this?
axexa
on amazon there is, i have one
Anyone able to compare this to the similar-tier/size Kelty tent?
In terms of noticeable differences quality / durability / usability / features.
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Thank you, this helps me very much!
TRexSr
No problem. Just to add, the Kelty tents are very easy to setup. I would recommend the footprint as well. You can watch some review/setup videos online.
I also have this tent - since about 2012. Probably spent 30 days in it - give or take. Its held up very well, not a hole in sight, zippers work like new. Was in 4hrs of rain in Utah's Uintah mtns and didn't get a drop of rain in the tent. Its also very spacious (35 sq ft), for a 2 person tent. I just bought a 3 person ultralight and it was very hard to find specs that topped my Mountainsmith Morrison! BTW, I weighed mine a few months ago and it 5lbs 6 oz with everything (bag, stakes, tent, poles, fly...)
I have this tent and just want to say this is an excellent tent for the money. I loved the spacious vestibules which have come in handy in some unexpected adverse weather. Unlike many 2 person tents this one can sleep 2 people quite comfortably with sleeping pads and room some gear as well.
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