Anyone looking to save some cash and still get a great tent should take a hard look at the Morrison 2. It has handsome looks, but the real pleasures are found in its comfort and design. A cinch to setup, our testers enjoyed passing time inside these spacious quarters when weather kept them put. With all of its great features, it retails for only $180, making it a great deal. With the low price tag comes some disadvantages, including inferior stakes, poles, and fabrics. This tent has a lot of features, but that does create extra weight, such as the double zip doors with mesh and nylon panels that zip almost all the way off. All of the Morrison's features make this a great tent for car camping, paddling trips, and occasional short backpacking trips.
Our review features multiple budget tents that give the Morrison direct competition. For $20 more, you can save over one and a half pounds of pack weight with the Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2, one of our Best Buy Award winners. Another great option in this price range is the Marmot Catalyst 2, which features more durability but less floor space than the Morrison for $10 less.