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Gear Reviews: Tent

EB 30013

Manufacturer: Eddie Bauer

Reviewed by: Aaron Krupa

A gift, many years ago from my wife. This little tent is supposed to be a fare weather friend. But back in 2003, it survived a late afternoon, Florida monsoon style thunderstorm. Our campsite was 3-4 inches under water within the first hour, and my friend Daniel's gear was floating on his thermarest inside his tent, when we scrambled back from a hike, drenched, to say the least. I didn't even want to look in our tent! But, to my amazement it was completely dry. You could feel the water washing along under the tent as we climbed in. Daniel joined us and it made up our mind not to break camp and roll out. I know the reviews for this tent weren't that strong, but that little tent has never let us down to this day.
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