Is the construction of the zipping mechanism of sufficient quality to withstand windblown sand? Windblown sand often clogs the zipping mechanism and will destroy the zipper's ability to zip if it is made of plastic or other lightweight construction.
Dave J Jerry,
I have not had this tent in windblown sand. However, the zipper works great and has never snagged on me. I'm sure it's not made of plastic.
WILLIAM H While using this tent on the continental divide, I crossed much dessert like terrain and my tent gave no zipper problems whatsoever. In fact, I found the zipper to work very smoothly and easily.
I am 5 ft. 7 in tall and while sitting up in the tent, my head bumped the ceiling which was annoying. It the tent were a bit taller, it would be perfect.
Also, there was lots of condensation on the interior rain fly side every morning as well as outside of the tent on the floor.
CHARLES F Did not use in windbllwn sand conditions
RICHARD W I have not used it much in any sand conditions so cannot answer specifically regarding sand. Seems to be good in cold weather, snow, etc.