Aeolos 2P


Aeolos 2P
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Aeolos 2P
Manufacturer Marmot
Page By Bill Reed
Page Type Apr 7, 2007 / Sep 10, 2013
Object ID 2951
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Product Description

The Aeolos is a 3 season, 2 person backpacking tent that won Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice Award in 2006, and was also rated as best all-around in it's class in the BP 2007 Gear Guide.
At 5.5 pounds, the Aeolos is advertised to possess the same "bulletproof" qualities normally associated with Marmot tents, without the weight.
Marmot's famous bent-knees design and airy mesh walls make it a very livable two person tent.


From REI:
Two doors allow easy in and out without disturbing your partner, and two vestibules offer personal storage areas.
DAC, Dual Diameter poles are engineered with varying pole diameters to create stiffer poles that increase the tent's overall stability.
Knee-pole design creates a steeper sidewall for inside spaciousness; provides more volume around you while you are lying down.
DAC/Marmot double clips disperse stress over larger areas, won't slide, have an incredible breaking strength and are easy to use with gloves.
Cantenary cut floor provides a tight pitch with reduced weight; fully seam-taped bathtub floor maintains waterproofness.
Lightweight, durable nylon ripstop rainfly has silicone/PU coating for waterproof protection and UV resistance.
Welded VELCRO brand fly attachments create complete waterproof construction.
Window Weld design gives views to the outside, lets in light and reduces weight.
Stake Tape shaves weight by eliminating grommets, yet are strong and allow versatile set-up.
Light-reflective piping helps you find your tent at night.
Inside pockets provide storage off the floor for organizing your equipment.
Bare Bones Set Up: in warmer weather, leave your tent body behind and use just the rainfly, ground sheet (sold separately) and poles.
Stuff sacks, stakes, repair fabric, pole repair sleeve, guy cord, sliders and buckle included.
Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only.


Sleeping capacity 2
Average minimum 5 lbs. 5 oz.
Average packaged 5 lbs. 12 oz.
Floor dimensions 90 x 56 inches
Floor area 35 square feet
Vestibule area 9.5 + 9.5 square feet
Peak height 40 inches
Doors 2
Canopy fabric Nylon ripstop
Floor fabric Coated nylon taffeta
Rainfly fabric Coated nylon ripstop
Number of poles 4
Pole material Aluminum DAC NSL
Pole diameter Dual diameter
Packed size 7 x 20 inches
Price $335.00

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Bill Reed - May 20, 2007 12:10 pm - Voted 4/5

Maiden voyage
Set-up was quick and easy. Wasn't able to get fly taut for some reason, must be some tricks that didn't reveal themselves in the near darkness of that 1st set-up.
Instructions attached to the bag I see now as I'm setting the tent up in the back yard to dry. Interior space was sufficient but a little tighter than what my 5'10", 195lb self and my 6'3", 175lb son are used to.
Tent is very airy with netting making up a good portion of the sidewalls. That's a good thing for reducing weight and condensation inside but not so good since if you're camped in a creek bottom. It got very damp and cold(27F) in that bottom and the result was a lot of frost on both sides of the fly.
Overall am pleased with the Aeolos, but need some more tests before I rate it.

Honeymoon's over!
Used the tent for a trip to the Snowy Range this past weekend. I found it great though my son still complained about it being too tight. Weathered many heavy thunderstorms with no problems,......until the big one hit, late Saturday afternoon. Granted, it was an extreme storm, very heavy rain and hail for an hour, but the bottom line is-the tent failed the test. The hard rain and hail beat the fly, causing the condensed moisture on the underside of the fly to spray through the netting. In addition to that, the rain and hail came at such an angle that it caused splashback onto the netting, under the fly, at one end and one side of the tent. Had to scramble to keep things dry.
Great tent, except in such extreme conditions. Netting saves weight and produces an "airy feel", but too much netting, going too far down the side-walls can pose a problem, as we found.

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