whats the most extreme temperature this tent can be used in where it can still perform?
This tent is really a 3 season tent but I have winter camped in it, I think to about 10deg. The material is more ridgit at that temp and you wont get the bottom pan folded back up and in its bag.
This is a very good 3 season tent, and its seasons can be stretched to include the colder weather. Very spacious including the vestibule, but too big for two.
I'm not sure about extremes. I use the tent in Tennessee. I have used it in the middle of summer (90-100 degrees) and in winter weather (20 degrees probably). We use a Coleman ceiling fan in summer. It's bearable, still uncomfortably hot, but we did have the fly on. In the winter, we put an oil heater in the alcove area with the fly zipped shut and the tent was wonderfully warm. It did rain in the summer, and we stayed perfectly dry! Sorry I can't give more specifics.
We are located in louisiana and we use this tent in the cooler months and it does what it is designed to do which is keep you dry. I have be honest and state that we do not use this tent during the summer with the rainfly on it as the heat and humidity makes it uncomfortable.
I used it in a 2ft snowstorm with temperatures down to 15 deg. F or so. Lots of netting for a cold weather tent, this one is better for warmer conditions. Does well in the rain.
It has thin fiberglass poles. This is a three season tent. I would not use it in freezing conditions. We have used it to high 50s
I used this tent back in november in a blizzard for 2 days. The averaged nighttime temperature was 15 degrees. The rainfly extends all the way to the ground so i closed the bottom vents and everytime we shook the snow off the tent it created a seal between the rainfly and ground. So at night (due to body heat and zero ventalation) i was sleeping with a tshirt in 15 degree weather. This tent performed great. Just the enterance on the rainfly is low, thats the only drawback
I used this tent in February this year at a Boy Scout Klondike Derby event. The temperature at night for that weekend was 15 degrees - 20 degrees. It worked out pretty good.
The most extreme temperature I used it was 20F. We had a pretty good night, it was in Bryce Canyon (UT), with snow around, but on the roof was formed condensation of the respiration of the people who were in the tent. Any way, I love this tent, it very roomy and has the entrance to live bags or utensils.
I bought it twice, and I would buy it again!
HAROLD W H
I've used the tent in slightly below freezing overnight temperatures, and it worked well. It's advertised as a three-season tent. Overnights in the 20's with daytimes above freezing you're probably good.
If you're looking for real cold weather camping, you'll have to shell out the bucks for a 4-season tent. They're heavier, and much more expensive.