Using poles that extend to all four corners, this freestanding structure pitches easily, anywhere.
Crawling in is a bit cumbersome. The doors are small and low.
The 29-square-foot floor is adequate, but the 38-inch peak height cramps even average-size occupants. “I couldn’t sit up without hitting the ceiling, and it’s really hard for two people to change clothes simultaneously without elbowing each other,” reports one 5’9” tester.
The Force’s fly prevents drips from entering, and its lower profile makes it even more immune to big winds. It proved rock-solid through 30-mph winds along Arizona’s Grandview Trail.
Asymmetrical vestibules (6.8 and 3.5 square feet) fit boots and packs (in the larger one), though getting in and out with gear stored there was a battle.
The 30-denier ripstop nylon (40-denier for the floor) and 8.7- to 9.3mm poles stand up to abuse.
You get two mesh pockets in the corners and an overhead pocket where you can stash a headlamp-turned-lantern up high.