Fjällräven Akka View 2 Tent Review

A splurge of a tent and worth every penny.
Price $600.00

Specs

Materials mesh walls
Free Standing

 

Capacity 2
Number of Poles 0
Floor Space (sq ft) 32
Weight 6 lbs, 10 oz

Headed to high, windy peaks? Or a muggy, oceanside campsite? Pack this versatile, double-walled dome, which delivers comfort in a wide range of climates. Durable 30- and 70-denier nylon and a wind-shedding design make it sturdy enough for gusty alpine zones. Despite the all-mesh walls, the interior stayed warmer than expected in subfreezing temps thanks to a fly that extends right to the ground. Yet the peel-away fly also makes it ideal for humid, 70°F nights, when testers pinned back both vestibules (situated along the long sides) to enjoy cooling breezes as they watched the stars. “Through two nights of constant rain in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, I stayed dry while my neighbor got soaked from condensation,” one reports (fly vents provide good airflow when the tent is fully battened). A 32-square-foot floor provides ample space for two sopping campers and gear (a built-in clothesline helps dry wet clothes). The attached canopy and fly make pitching easy, especially in a storm. Rain pools on the roof; it doesn’t leak, but expect to periodically slap it off. $600; 6 lbs. 10 oz.; fjallraven.us