An outdoor expedition doesn’t have to be a family thing. You can also have a great time travelling solo or in pairs. For this to happen, you need to get a suitable tent. Of course you don’t need to get a family tent but you do need to get one that have sufficient space, comfort, and quality and is easy to carry. Today’s market is flooded with cheap knockoffs that don’t perform as expected.
With that in mind, we set out to look for a tent that has all the necessary features and isn’t too expensive to ensure an enjoyable outdoor venture. Our search led us to one of Wenzel’s highest rated tents, the Mountain Trails Current Hiker 2 Person Dome Tent.
The Mountain Trails Current Hiker 2 Person Dome Tent is a state of the art tent that was designed and built with the consumer in mind. The tent is suited for solo backpackers or those who travel in pairs and are looking for a reliable and lightweight tent. Manufactured by Wenzel, the tent manages to stand out with some impressive features and performance. This 2 person tent was designed to provide comfort, durability and not at the cost of performance.
Wenzel is a recognized manufacturer with over 120 years of experience in the outdoor industry. The company sought to bring families closer to nature and the outdoors. Wenzel specializes in making quality camping gear such as backpacking tents, bags, mats, outdoor parts and even backyard tents. Their products have been praised by critics all over and as a result have won several awards in top magazines worldwide. Today, Wenzel is now a subsidiary of (ARP) American Recreation Products and the company is still pushing the limits with newer technology every day.
Let’ take a look at the tent specifics and see why it manages to throw off all competition.
The tent comes with a dome shape which various studies proved that if offers more performance that other designs. Such performance improvements include a free standing structure that helps maintain stability. The dome shape also makes setting up a lot easier hence saving you time.
The Dome tent manages to weigh an impressive 3.5 pounds. This lightweight is ideal for campers and hikers who wish to travel light and those looking to travel long distances due to the reduced weight.
As the name suggests, the tent measures 6 feet by 5 feet. This covers an interior space of 30 sq. feet. The tent also has an interior height of 38 inches. That offers more than enough space for two sleeping bags as well as enough headroom to make the tent comfortable.
On top of that, there is also a large D styled door that makes exit and entry easier and a utility pocket to put in all your stuff.
Having two polyester mesh windows/roof vents, the Mountain Trails Current Hiker 2 Person Dome Tent tent is well ventilated leading to a moisture free atmosphere inside the tent. This feature is rarely seen in small tents such as these so the Mountain Trails is quite the exception. The windows also have inside flaps in case you need privacy or fast covering up.
The mesh windows are also great for stargazing from the comfort of the tent and also preventing condensation inside the tent during the night.
Wenzel’s in-built Stow-n-go duffel set-up system helps simplify not only the setting up but also taking down and packing of the tent. Several users have reported been able to set the tent in under 5 minutes.
The tent comes with a shock-corded fiberglass frame that has pole pocket attachments. The pole provides stability and keeps the tent upright even in high winds. In addition to those, there tent floor is a Welded polyethylene with inside binding to help maintain durability and prevent water from entry.
To top it off, there’s an additional attached mud that helps maintain your tent free from dust and clean.
All in all, the Mountain Trails Current Hiker 2 Person Dome Tent is a highly reliable tent that seeks to combine quality, performance, elegance and durability. I would highly recommend this to anyone who just starting hiking and those seeking to travel solo and light.