- Perfect for the lightweight backpacker - Double wall construction to prevent condensation inside - Pole clip design for very fast and easy setup and take down - Interior buckles to outer shell for one piece setup/take down - Two top vents on vestibules for cross ventilation - Large no claustrophobic interior with high ceiling - Large side doors for easy entry and exit - 2 interior options: -- Mesh Netting interior for extra ventilation -- Breathable Fabric interior for more warmth and to keep spindrift and sand from blowing in Note: Breathable Fabric interior has mesh netting window on each door with zippered flap - Four interior pockets - Two large vestibules; each with a zippered door - Highest quality components - World class quality - Ready to go out of the box; seam sealed where necessary at the factory
weight: 1.059kg (2lb 5.4oz) for SuprSilTM-UL Porch outer, Mesh Netting inner, non-slip, seam taped floor, and ultra light DAC NFL 8.7mm ALuminum poles (rev. G-2)
weight: 1.165kg (2lb 9.1oz) for SuprSilTM-UL Porch outer, Breathable Fabric inner, non-slip, seam taped floor, and ultra light DAC NFL 8.7mm ALuminum poles (rev. G-2)
I have had this tent for over a year now and it has been fantastic. I am 196cm tall, so finding a 1 person backpacking tent that was long enough for me was a challenge, and this is fantastic for length. It is also very easy to put up, inner and outer go up together, which is great for when it's raining - to keep the inner dry. 2 doors and 2 vestibules, AND full free standing, this tent has all the features on my wish list! I've had no leaks, it has been pretty good at combatting condensation too, with good ventilation.
My only gripe with it was it didn't come with any pegs or guylines....so I had to rob them off one of my other tents.
I also modified it, as shown in the photo. I purchased the Black Diamond Distance tent crossbar and universal adapters (for trekking poles) and I have created a cross bar assembly which adds greater strength and stiffness against side winds - for when I'm up in the mountains.
Excellent tent though. I'm really pleased with it.
Unique design that needs some improvement
Have had this tent for around 3 years. Ordered it because it is, shockingly, the ONLY freestanding tent with two doors and two vestibules. It also has a generous length and a decent max height, which makes it very livable in inclement weather. The crossed pole design is quite stable and it has additional guyout points for inclement weather. The ability to pitch the inner and outer is unique for a freestanding tent. Overall it is a good tent, particularly for a cottage company where the sewing can sometimes be less than perfect.
Here are a few things that should be addressed on the tent
a) The pole shock cords are LOUSY - they stretch out, become droopy, and become a hindrance in assembling the poles
b) The poles have a tendency to not stay assembled as you are pitching the tent. Due to the design they are very long and the moment you hold them at somewhat of an inclined angle a section is guaranteed to come undone. In high wind this becomes an incredible annoyance.
c) The vestibules are floppy, difficult to get taut, and do not have good wind resistance. If the wind changes direction in the middle of the night and starts coming at near 90 degrees to the tent orientation the vestibules will flap A LOT if you are lucky, and buckle if you are not. There is a lot of unsupported fabric there. Guyout points midway each of the two panels would help but not necessarily fully mitigate this problem.
These are relatively small nits that can be fixed with a minor redesign.
Thank you for your review and comments.
The tent pole elastic shock cords can be replaced... please contact us so we can send some to you.
Thanks again for your review and suggestions,
Big Sky International
Revolution 1p tent
This tent some very innovative features such as the external cross pole design with dual entry and dual vestibules. However the weight was heavier than expected. This may have been due to the shorter pole package I received instead of the longer one. Additionally the set up and tent shape was not as easy or stable as another external pole tent I have. So on this occasion I returned the tent but I will consider the innovative designs from this company in the future.
Rev 1P great tent
I just bought this tent so haven't used it yet but my friend has had one for two years and loves it. He has experienced terrible storms in it and had no issues even when his friends have had their (other make/model) tents collapse. I like the dimensions of the tent. The dark green colour is great.
What is the difference between the Revolution 1 and Mirage 1?
Revolution tent series is a double wall tent. Mirage tent series is a hybrid design... double wall sides and single wall ceiling.
What is the folded pole length on this tent?
Folded length for 1P and 1.5P Ultra Light weight DAC NFL poles is 36cm (14.2in).
Note: we do have Light Weight aluminum poles that can be purchased separately that fold to 30cm (12in).
Hi, what is the difference between the chinook and revolution when using the breathable fabric inner, mainly heavier fabric and poles for the chinook? Is the intended winter use for the revolution with breathable inner fabric mainly for sheltered sites, while the chinoook can take more exposure?
- Big Sky's Revolution tent series is 3 seasons rated vs. Big Sky's Chinook tent series is 4 seasons rated - Big Sky's Chinook tent series has stronger outer fabric and poles than Revolution tent series, and a 3rd pole for additional strength that the Revolution series does not have.
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