Exped Venus II Extreme - Camping Tents: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Exped Venus II Extreme  -  Camping Tents: Reveiws

   Photo: Clay Ellis

Why It's CoolThe Venus is heavenly, with its side-opening stuffsack that easily swallows and compresses the tent—no carefully choreographed roll-ups here. The fly and suspended canopy go up in one move, thanks to the one-way exterior pole sleeves and twin-hoop architecture. » A large main door and rear half-door have their own humongous vestibules, for a combined 25 square feet. Go ahead, open that vestibule to watch the downpour. A giant overhanging awning keeps the wet stuff out. » With two vertical walls maximizing interior space, the 30 square feet of floor space feels huuuge. The suspended mesh shelves in the vestibules are way cool—and practical.

Hmmm . . .This semi-freestander isn't as portable after pitching as a true freestander. » The low doors had me on my knees.

Filed To: Men's, Tents

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