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Mountainsmith Morrison EVO 2

Most liveable two-person tent for hikers on a budget

Specs

Weatherproofing 3 / 5
Living Space 4.8 / 5

 

Durability 4 / 5
Weight 5 lbs, 9 oz

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Livability

4.8/5: This tent is for hikers who can stand to sweat in the name of luxury: The Morrison is exceptionally heavy and exceptionally roomy, meaning our testers were willing to carry it, though mostly on short trips. The 36-square-foot floor is the largest in the test, as is the colossal, 45-inch peak height. “With a 93-inch-long floor, there was more than enough space to stretch out,” said our tester after a trip in New Mexico’s Santa Fe National Forest. Bonus: It’s rare to find double doors for $200, and these unzip nearly all the way around.

Weatherproofing

3.0/5: The center crossbow slides through a sleeve rather than clips, creating a taut pitch that shed water easily. But ventilation was a problem: “Barely half of the tent body is mesh, so it got stuffy inside, especially with the fly on,” said one Colorado tester after a 60°F evening in Rocky Mountain National Park. Although testers never saw temps lower than 40°F, condensation was an issue.

Features

4.0/5: “I’m a type-A person, so this organization system is for me,” says one of our New Mexico testers. The tent has six side pockets and a gear loft with two additional pockets, plus a slot for a lantern hook.

Durability

4.0/5: The tent body and fly are a sturdy, 68-denier polyester, standard for the category. The reduced-mesh design also increases durability, but adds weight.