The Tentlab Moonlight 2

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Moonlight 2
Price $525.00

Specs

Ease of Setup 1 / 5
Weatherproofing 1 / 5
Ventilation 1 / 5
Living Space 1 / 5
Capacity 1
Number of Poles 0
Diameter of Poles (mm) 1

 

Floor Space (sq ft) 0.5
Length (inches) 0.5
Width (inches) 0.5
Interior Height (inches) 0.5
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 0.5
Vestibule Back Area (sq ft) 0.5
Weight 4 lbs, 5 oz

Photo Credit: Caveman Collective

This spacious double-wall has so many niceties that you’ll forget you’re not at home.

Smart Features

Six exterior loops hang in the vestibules for drip-drying gear, and two round mesh windows next to the doors afford views through the fly’s plastic windows. Caveat: All these features add to the price and weight.

Entry/Exit:

The unique door shape has a longer than average zipper at the bottom, allowing testers to swivel in their feet without pulling their knees to their chests.

Stomrproofing: 

Unlike nylon, the (pricier and heavier) 100 percent polyester fly and canopy don’t stretch when wet, so the pitch stays taut even when drenched—no more late-night trips to tension your guyouts. In pounding storms, testers appreciated the fly-first pitch that ensures the canopy never gets wet.

Pole Design: 

An unconventional geometry delivers plenty of shoulder room, even for our biggest guys. Add that to the large, 32-square-foot floor and you get a high volume tent that never feels cramped. Two Y-shaped poles connect to form a cross pole with a large hoop in the middle, creating a 41-inch-high ceiling with nearly ver- tical walls. “My husband and I were both able to change our clothes at the same time without having to take turns with who got to sit up,” says one tester.

Ventilation: 

The mesh ceiling, zip-close mesh windows, and through-the-canopy fly vents, plus a ton of internal volume, eliminate condensation.

Stability: 

The MoonLight barely quivered during an evening on an exposed, 10,000-foot ridge with 20-mph winds in Colorado’s James Peak Wilderness, thanks to angled, wind-shedding vestibules (though that puts the fly zippers a long way from the canopy).

Storage: 

A pair of 11-square-foot vestibules are roomy enough for each person’s pack and boots, as well as cooking.