- DAC NSL Dual Diameter Green Poles
- Marmot Knees System
- Poled Vestibule - For Spacious Storage
- Field Repair Kit - Extra Fabric to Fix Rips or Tears, Pole Repair Fleeve, Fly Buckle Back Up
- Bare Bones Setup - Allows the Fly to be Used by Itself with Footprint to Make a Lightweight, Sturdy Shelter
- Catenary Cut Floor - Fully Waterproof Floor with Taped Seams Lifted Off the Ground
- Internal Guy System - Dramatically Increases the Strength of the Tent in Gale-Force Winds
- Jingle-Free Nylon Zipper Pulls - Promote Undisturbed Sleep
- Knees Pole System - The Ability to Increase Internal Space Without Adding Weight
- Light-Reflective Points - To Find Your Tent At Night
- Optional Footprint - Extra Protection Under Your Tent or for Bare Bones Setup
- Pole Sleeve-Clip Combo - For Optimal Headroom, Increased Stability and Easy Setup
- Snag-Free Zipper Flap - Zip and Un-Zip Without Getting the Zipper Caught
- Unique Pole Structure - For Increased Stability and Increased Internal Space
- Welded Velcro® Attachments - Welded Velcro Attachments
- Window Weld™ - Waterproof Window Construction Reduces Weight and Enhances Appearance
|Color||Terra Cotta/Pale Pumpkin|
|Weight||Min. 7 lb 10 oz, Max. 8 lbs 6 oz (3.8 kg)|
|Canopy fabric||40d 100% Nylon Ripstop, F/R|
|Floor fabric||70d 100% Nylon 5000mm W/R, F/R|
|Rainfly fabric||40d 100% Nylon Ripstop Silicon/PU 1800mm W/R, F/R|
|Stuff sack size||8 x 20 in (20 x 51 cm)|
|Floor dimensions||56 x 93 in (142 x 236 cm)|
|Floor Area||38 ft² (3.5 m²)|
|Maximum height||43 in (109 cm)|
Customer Reviews 1 item(s)
- "Very Durable Tent"
I got this tent for camping in adverse conditions to supplement my three season tent which has collapsed several times in snow and heavy wind. Though I have not had the Thor out in either yet, I have no doubt it will do fine. The five (discounting the vestibule) pole tent design is very, very sturdy. While the rear vestibule is useless for storage, the front vestibule is quite roomy. The interior of the tent is roomy as well. For a two man tent, I find it has plenty of space.
All materials are well made and well thought out. I especially like that you can adjust the upper vents on the fly from inside the tent. Also, this tent, unlike many winter capable tents, has mesh. Though it certainly does not have the airflow of the all-mesh three season tents on the market, air circulation is sufficient with a gentle breeze.
Packing is a bit cumbersome, but that's par for the course for heavy-duty expedition tents. The curved poles (which really do help interior space) are complicated to fit into or onto an inner frame pack. Factoring in that there are a total of six poles, four of which contain not straight bits, it was an issue even in a 90 litre. Odd nuances of shape aside, the poles are quite light considering how many of them there are. The tent body and fly are a bit heavier than your typical tent, but they also seem a TON more durable. The fly fends off water quite well, and the seams are so well sealed that they're shiny. I think the rest of the tent could wear out (which won't happen for a long, long time) before the seams need to be resealed.
The tent comes with some nice extras. The included stakes are well made. They might not be MSR Groundhogs, but they're close and of similar design. The repair kit is a nice add on. Marmot includes a bit of each fabric so your patch job can be pleasing to the eye. Do keep your patches as flat as possible, though, as the backing shifts about readily when stuffed haphazardly into a pack.
Would I take this tent on a through hike? No. It's heavy, takes a long time to put up and take down, and packs down poorly. No matter what you do (roll, stuff loosely, stuff compressed, strap externally) the thing is going to be quite large. Also, the weight is a bit of an issue.
Would I take it car-camping? I certainly wouldn't recommend someone go out and buy it for car-camping since it's complete overkill, but it will do the job fine. If someone invites me on a float trip this is probably the tent I'll take, but that's because I already own it.
Would I take it on a proper expedition where I left it set up for a couple weeks at a time? Absolutely yes. This is the most sturdy tent I have ever seen or used, and it's somewhat over-engineered pole design and well-positioned guyouts inspire confidence. I'd take this tent anywhere and know it would survive the trip.
Yes, I would recommend this product.