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Almost the Perfect TenThis reviewer rated product 5 out of 5 stars.ScoutFather8 months ago
I have had 2 of these tents. They have taken me and by boys on many a nights backpacking and Boy Scout overnight campings. We have backpacked the Hoh River Trail, Philmont (2x), and in the Grand Tetons along with all of the practice hikes. Each of us get a door, a vestibule and part of the storage attic. It's easy to set-up and pack. Some condensation is the only negative, but that's not enough of a problem to count against this tent.
Nice little tent.This reviewer rated product 4 out of 5 stars.David Wheelock7 months ago
This is my first new backpacking tent in 40 years. I previously had a nice durable, 4-season, hexagonal dome tent. It lasted me a long time but finally wore out. I was unable to find a suitable, replacement 4-season tent for a spur of the moment trip, so I shopped at Academy and eventually decided to take a chance on this one. It's a nice 3-season tent and the price was very good. I was skeptical about the quality, since the price was so low, but I have no complaints, so far. :) I ... took it for a 2 night, solo-backpacking trip into the New Mexico mountains and one night of car-camping. It's relatively easy to set up for one person. It took about 30 minutes to set up solo, after dark with a headlamp (See photo) and a little less to take down and pack up. It would take much less time with 2 people. I had only light rain to deal with but it protected me well from that. I don't know how well it would hold up in heavier rain, but I suspect, well. It seams well sealed. The rain fly comes down low and that's good to protect from heavy rain. I LIKE the included footprint ground tarp. That's a nice touch and it kept the bottom of the tent clean and dry and made packing up the tent that much easier. I also like the two small, rain-protected vents at the top of the rain fly to reduce humidity and condensation. That's another nice touch There was still some condensation but that goes with the territory in humid conditions. That's why you have a rain-fly, to keep the condensation out of the inner tent. The netting in the tent did an excellent job of keeping the mosquitos at bay. I unfortunately camped in a heavily mosquito infested area while backpacking, so that there were clouds of mosquitos everywhere. Once I had the doors zipped closed, no more could make it in. Good job there. It has pretty good headroom, an overhead hook to hold a lamp, two nice pouches on either side for two campers, tie-up cords for the doors and rainfly when you want them open, plenty of stakes and Velcro attachments to hold things down in the wind. The vestibules on either side were convenient for stashing a few items outside of the main tent but still out of the rain and out of view. It's a lightweight 3-season tent, so the top of the inner tent is mesh, so it's a little chilly in colder weather. It got down to the upper 30's in the mountains, so I was a bit chilly, but that's not the tent's fault. Not as warm as a fully enclosed tent, but that's normal for a 3-season tent. And it was much lighter than my old unit from the 70's. :) Again, no real complaints at this point. I was pleasantly surprised by the performance and features. I hope it continues to hold up as one of the other reviewers has indicated.
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Just what I neededThis reviewer rated product 5 out of 5 stars.rg park volunteer1 year ago
I volunteer at national forests and parks doing trail work. I use a ground tent. I saw some tents that you could set up in the back of your pickup but they looked like a lot of work for the money. I saw the Magellan A-Frame tent that does exactly what I needed and at a really cheap priced compared to the other option. It works great easy set up and is a perfect fit in the bed of my truck. (Most tents have side openings but I needed an opening from the front for access)i
Works WellThis reviewer rated product 4 out of 5 stars.Jtnoble2510 months ago
Bought it a few weeks ago. Used it twice and so far so good. I am interested to see how it holds up during rain as it does not have a rain fly. Easy/quick set up due to the minimal amount of parts. And it does its duty to provide shelter. Only 4 stars due to my skepticism with its durability during different types of weather.
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Can't go wrong for $20This reviewer rated product 5 out of 5 stars.ALoutdoor2 months ago
I've used it a few times backpacking and kayak camping. No surprises, it works. Easy to set up, and take down. For the $20 price, I have no complaints. If it holds up, I don't see a need for me to get a different 1 person tent. I know there are better 1 person tents, but they 4x the cost.
Reasonable value depending on your needs.This reviewer rated product 3 out of 5 stars.HokieVol3 months ago
A year ago I bought a Magellan Outdoors Scout tent when they were on clearance. The Scout had mixed reviews - chief problems were the lack of ventilation, which resulted in a lot of condensation. Six months ago I bought the Arrowhead, which is essentially the Scout tent redesigned to address those problems. Honestly, I have not camped in the Arrowhead, although I spent two nights in my Scout on a backpacking trip (one night dry, the other wet). But here is my assessment: The Arrowhead has ... much improved ventilation, and the rain fly should help in bad weather. The pole that runs the full length of the tent takes out some of the sag that the Scout had and makes the Arrowhead roomier on the inside. The Arrowhead also has a polyethylene floor rather than the nylon floor of the Scout, which is probably more durable and drier. However, the downside is the Arrowhead (4.6 lbs) is over twice as heavy as the Scout (2 lbs). The Arrowhead doesn't pack as small or weigh as light, therefore it is not a good backpacking tent. If you are looking for good value in a backpacking tent, I recommend you look at a Eureka. However, if you are tailgate camping or backyard camping, this one will do an adequate job. Remember it is only a $20-$30 tent! I intend to keep using my Scout tent for backpacking.
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Pack Light For Your Trip
Packing for a multiday hike in the wild? Designed for easy carrying across long distances, backpacking tents offer a lightweight, compact alternative to traditional tents and screen houses, so you won't feel weighed down while journeying over hills and rough trails on foot. Often able to sleep just 1 or 2 people, backpacking tents offer compact designs and simple frames that are easy to set up in the evening and take down in the morning, so you can enjoy your trip.
Stay Dry In The Rain
If rainy weather is on the horizon, it's a good idea to have a backpack tent with a water-resistant design and a rainfly on hand. Walls and flooring with sealed seams and water-resistant finishes help prevent moisture from creeping in, so your sleeping bag won't get wet overnight. For added coverage in bad weather, choose a tent with a rainfly that covers your entire home-away-from-home.
Keep Your Gear Handy
Make finding your gear simple with a tent that comes with internal storage. Hiking tents with pockets help keep your phone, snacks, drinks and other items organized, and tents with flashlight loops let you light the interior hands free. If you're worried about keeping the inside clean, consider a tent with a hooded vestibule that allows you to keep dirty shoes and clothes safely outdoors.