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MSR Advance Pro
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Price $549.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Bomber, light and compact, small footprint lets it be pitched anywhereBomber, great durability, compact footprint, lighter than average weight, fantastic balance of strength, weight, and livability, ample guy pointsVersatile, lightweight, double wall design works far better in rain than single wall models, handles condensation well, big vestibules, easy to pitchIncluded removable vestibule, ventilation system, innovative anchor point, robust, external poles clips are quick and easy to set upInclued hooped vestibule, lightweight, excellent ventilation, good headroom, compressible, robust
Cons No bug netting, not very breathable, only 24 square feet of interior spacePoor ventilation, slightly tricky setup, insufficient guylines includedIsn't as strong as other 4-season models, offers a good but not excellent packed sizeHeavy, ventilation system is sweet but the canopy fabric itself is not as breathable as other models, okay internal dimensions, average priceExterior fabric isn't as breathable as other models and absorbed moisture, guylines are light duty
Bottom Line Provides shelter and doesn't weigh you down, but isn't ideal for hanging out inAn excellent all-around option, this tent strikes a great balance of weight, strength, packed size, and stormworthinessOffers a tremendous amount of versatility and the ability to keep its inhabitants dryA versatile and solid option an optional removable vestibuleA versatile bivy-style tent that is packed full of features
Rating Categories MSR Advance Pro Black Diamond Eldorado MSR Access 2 Nemo Tenshi Assault 2 FUTURELIGHT
Weight (27%)
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9
Weather Storm Resistance (25%)
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Livability (18%)
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Ease Of Set Up (10%)
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Durability (10%)
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Versatility (10%)
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Specs MSR Advance Pro Black Diamond... MSR Access 2 Nemo Tenshi Assault 2...
Minimum Weight (only tent & poles) 2.88 lbs 4.5 lbs 3.80 lbs 3.9 lbs (no vestibule) 3.24 lbs
Floor Dimensions 82" x 42 in. 87" x 51 in. 84 x 50 in. 85.1 x 48.1in. 82" x 45 in.
Peak Height 44 in. 43 in. 42 in. 42.6 in. 42 in.
Measured Weight (tent, stakes, guylines, pole bag) 3.22 lbs 4.9 lbs 4.1 lbs 5.88 lbs 3.62 lbs
Type Single Wall Single Wall Double Wall Single Wall Single Wall
Packed Size 6" x 18 in. 7" x 19 in. 18 x 6 in. 16.2 x 9.1 in. 7" x 22 in.
Floor Area 24 sq. ft. 31 sq. ft. 29 sq ft. 28.4 sq ft. 27.3 sq. ft.
Vestibule Area 0 sq. ft. 9 sq. ft. (optional) 17.5 sq. ft. 10.5 sq ft. 10 sq. ft.
Number of Doors 0.47 in. 1 2 1 1.5
Number of Poles 1 2 2 3 3
Pole Diameter 1 8 mm 9.3 mm 8.84 mm 9 mm
Number of Pockets 9.3 Side: 4 Ceiling: 0 Side: 2 Ceiling: 0 Side: 2 Ceiling: 1 Side: 2 Ceiling: 0
Pole Material Side: 2 Ceiling: 0 Easton Aluminum 7075-E9 Easton Syclone Aluminum DAC Featherlite DAC Featherlite aluminum
Rainfly Fabric Easton Syclone 3 layer ToddTex 20D nylon ripstop 40-denier ripstop nylon 50D DryWall durable ripstop polyester
Floor Fabric 20D ripstop nylon 2 ply breathable 1000mm Unknown 30D nylon ripstop 40D OSMO waterproof/breathable nylon ripstop 40D ripstop nylon, 3000 mm PU coating, silicone water-resistant finish
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