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Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Review: Mountainsmith Upland 6 Tent

 I bought the Mountain Smith Upland 6 as a car camping tent, hoping to replace the Eureka 4 person tent I'd bought way back in 1993 to take my parents backpacking. That tent had several holes in it which had been patched, and had fiberglass poles which had seen better days, so I thought it was time for an upgrade. The Mountainsmith was discounted from its usual $300 price, and I applied an REI coupon and dividend to bring the price down below $200. Mountainsmith had a good reputation so I thought it would be fine.

Well, the day came for our camping trip and I couldn't go because I'd came down with something the week before and was still on antibiotics and was still feeling weak. I loaned it to a friend who went instead, and he experienced rain which seemed through the tent at the door seam and at the door zippers, which were not protected by a rain flap!

To REI's credit, they took it back with no questions asked immediately. Kudos to REI customer service, and wow, it's been a while since I had outdoor equipment that was DOA!

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