Why It's Cool
The Venus is heavenly, with its side-opening stuffsack that easily swallows and compresses the tentno 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 cooland practical.Hmmm . . .
This semi-freestander isn't as portable after pitching as a true freestander. » The low doors had me on my knees.