Appy Trails Mark III tent, 30 day euro trip review.
Hey guys, I just got back from a 30 day European backpacking trip and wanted to post a review of my Appy Trails tent. I think I camped a total of 10 nights with it and was very satisfied.The tent is very light weight at 1 lb and 10 oz which includes the poles and stakes too. There is also a surprising amount of room inside the tent which could easily sleep 2 people with all their gear.
This is definitely a minimalist style tent because there is no floor to the tent, so you have to bring your own ground cover. The tent is essentially just a sheet of waterproof fabric that is held in place by 2 vertical poles and tent stakes. One negative aspect of the tent is that every morning condensation built up on the inside of the tent, but after the first couple times you learn how to avoid touching the inside of the tent in the morning and how to disassemble it without getting any water on your gear.
Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best and that is what I found with this tent. Not having to carry an extra 3 lbs on my back was definitely worth it. On a motorcycle the tent would be great because of the compact size that it folds down to. I will post a picture later to show it.
The other best part of this tent is the price. It is only $99.95!
Fancier ultralight tents like the Black Diamond Hilight and the Golite Xanadu were $300.
Here is the website for Appy Trails tents:
Backpacking Tent by Appy Trails