I had looked for years for a 4 season tent with an exoskeleton with side of the tent access instead of end of the tent access, eureka made a exo tent with side access but it was not 4 season, lately only hill berg made them, until big sky designed the chinook. So i researched all info on it and purchased to review and keep. I am a mountain climber based out of portland oregon , so i was going to take it up on our volcanoes in the pacific northwest and everyone who has ever climbed mt rainier, mt hood, mt adams, etc. knows that this is a world class testing environment for equipment. I took this tent up mt hood in the late winter/spring and camped at 10,000 ft on the hogsback, weather was teens at night with a wind forecast of 30-40mph at night, w clearing in the morning. I figured i would take it up to test it out. Forecast was accurate, wind started to blow before sunset and blew all night until 4am, i had set up tent with all 3 poles and packed snow on the snow flaps, set up all guy lines and orientated the tent as instructed to the right direction for wind, and waited. What a bomb shelter, after the 1st hour of 40 mph wind, and nothing happened, i slept thru the night and woke as wind calmed. there had been 4 other tents when i got there at 1pm the day before and when i looked out at 4 am , 2 must have left, and 2 were still there, with one that had bent poles and some torn fabric , right then this tent was worth every penny, i have since used it on other climbs and same result, and it always is a conversation starter as its not the typical tent that the guides use on the volcanoes and that are end of the tent access , like the eurekas, mt hardware, north face, etc. and its red, i love the color and it is easy to see far away, when on mountain. 4 season-4lbs- 2 doors-2 vestibules, try to find another on the planet for $600, i dare you!
We are happy you like your Chinook 2P tent. Thank you for your review!