Sierra Designs Mountain Meteor 3
( $649.95,
3P/4S, 13 lbs., 54sf, Vestibule 23.5 sq ft

A good, roomy dome tent.  A true three person with a wonderfully livable interior space, something much appreciated when stuck in it for days on end.  A little heaver and a little roomier than other 3Ps, but not a deal breaker for kayakers.  Poles have a hub and spoke arrangement with bungee clips (effective but a little tedious, better with practice) for the tent body, making for a fairly quick set up time.  Poled vents in fly help out with air movement .  Jakes Corners give added structural support to tent if needed.  Tent body is a benign white with dark bathtub floor but the fly reminds me of a UCLA cheerleader's outfit in garish blue and gold.

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