Black Diamond Bibler Ahwahnee tent
- Size- Can be cramped for two people with gear (unless you get the ridiculous and bulky vestibule.)
- Black Diamonds reluctance to accept that defaults in the fabric are possible.
REVIEW UPDATE Aug 30 2012
The new tent has gone rally well so far (although we haven't used it as much as the last one). LIke I mentioned in the reviews I wrote this is a great tent, I guess we just had one that wasn't built as well (Chinese quality control...?).
Anyway, despite our issues with the first one this second tent is great, we love it! In fact, I recently (after getting back from our cycling trip) bought some new carbon poles for the tent from fibraplex. We used them at Mt Kosciuszko and found that whilst they lighten the tent by almost half a kilo, they feel far too tight and were difficult to get into place, so I'm not overly confident about getting any longevity from them.
To summarise our experience with the new tent we still have to help each other to get the awning pole in but we've had no trouble whatsoever with the eyelets or anything else so we're back to loving this tent. One thing we absolutely love is it's ability to somehow not retain any condensation, very amazing for a single skin mountaineering tent.