The Mountainsmith Morrison 2 tent is one of those products with great feedback, yet you don’t know if it will work for you or not. I’m going to dispatch these reviews, find out if this tent is REALLY worth the money or is it just another fake ‘high quality’ product that’s not worth your time and if you should move on to the next.
I will write down my findings in this post and let you know if I would purchase this tent or not. This is my honest, unbiased Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Tent review, so is it worth the money? Keep reading to find out.
What does this thing do? This tent is created for 3 season use, able to hold 2 people, has a rain fly that resists the rain and has a bathtub flooring.
What ultimate benefits does this specific product provide? What I like the most about this tent, it’s actually waterproof and strong so it can hold up in high winds. The bathtub flooring is reinforced, making it incredibly waterproof as well (for when the inches of rain hits).
Some tents that claim to be lengthy enough for tall people don’t really deliver, this tent is recommended for a maximum of 7′, however I would suggest a max of 6’8″ to be on the safe side, otherwise your risking your head and feet to press against one end or the other.
What are its specifications?
Weight: 4 lbs 11 oz
Tent Flooring Space: 35 square feet
Vestibule Space: 56 by 43 by 92 inches (W x H x D)
Tent Material: Breathable 185T polyester
Flooring: Bathtub (with taped seams)
Rain Fly Material: 185T polyester (2,000-millimeter-rated polyurethane coating)
Floor Material: 190T polyester (5,000-millimeter-rated polyurethane coating)
Storage Sack Material: 30-denier 244T nylon
Guarantee: Limited lifetime warranty
Who It’s For
This product is a good choice for someone going a weekend camping trip, public campgrounds or wilderness camping, and backyard camping! It’s not created for more than 2 adults (however this tent is slightly bigger than most 2 person tents) , so below I will mention some good combinations that this tent will be good for.
Good combinations can include:
- 1 adult + gear
- 1 adult + dog + gear
- 1 adult + 1 child + gear
- 2 adults + gear in vestibule area
- 2 adults + 1 small child + gear in vestibule area (pushing it)
Pricing & Purchase Details
The Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Tent is available from Amazon.com and varies between $120 – $140, includes free shipping and limited lifetime warranty.
If for some reason you’re not satisfied you can return it for a full refund, or if something brakes you can return that to get it fixed.
- Because of the color-coded instructions, this tent is amazingly easy to set up, if you’re a newbie you can put it up in 5 minutes – an experienced camper can pitch this in 2 minutes!
- This tent lives up to its claims of being completely waterproof
- The inside of this tents’ temperature is roughly 15 degrees warmer than the outside, which is a nice bonus
- The vestibule area is a nice feature, with 1 on each side giving you and your buddy your own space for items
- This tent has 2 wide doors, making it useful when you don’t want to wake the other person up as you climb back into the tent after a midnight pit stop 😛
- A Bathtub-style floor adds that extra protection of keeping rain out from the bottom of the tent
- Most tents have low quality and steel, “nail” shaped stakes. Surprisingly these stakes are aluminium material with a “V” shape, good for holding up in strong winds.
- Not the lightest tent on the market (sitting at 4 lbs 11 oz)
- The ‘tent’ itself is not waterproof, it is the rain fly that keeps the water out, so without this you’re screwed – unless you have a tarp
- The vestibules need to be held away from the tent and held down tightly. Because the inside of the rain fly tends to get a lot of condensation and will seep through the doors if not put up correctly
- Although the vestibule area is a great feature, it’s not the biggest space to place your gear, unless you have small backpacks or minimal inventory
If you’re looking for something slightly lower in price range, has a bigger vestibule area and able to pass the hose test with flying colors, then you should read my Alps Mountaineering 2 Person tent review.
Otherwise if you are wanting a tent slightly lower in weight, with a nice roomy vestibule area and still sitting in the same price range, you might want to check out the Kelty Grand Mesa 2 tent.
Do I Recommend This Tent?
Because the seams appear to be well-stitched and no seam sealer is needed to be used – as with most other cheap tents, and for the simple fact that this tent can hold up in strong winds – I’m going to say yes.
A couple of notes
- If you want to test this tent at its full potential (from rain or wind), make sure you use ALL lines and Velcro, it makes a big difference.
- Your night vision goggles aren’t needed for this tent, it has reflective guy lines and zipper pulls, so you have a higher chance of seeing them at night!
My Final Opinion
If you’re searching for a tent with all the bells and whistles that comes with this tent, most competitors will be charging a price between $400 and $500 for something slightly more, strong or higher quality.
To me, I just think this is not needed. This tent provides everything a more expensive tent offers and you don’t have to fork out an arm and leg in the process.
UNLESS you are planning on camping in heavy snowfall or extreme winter conditions then this tent is not for you. And if you’re wanting to go backpacking, be sure to split the weight up with you and a friend to ease the tension.
For the reasons outlined above, and the simple fact that any other tent in this price range simply won’t cut the butter – this tent is highly recommended!