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GoLite Cave 2 Tents Review

GoLite Cave 2

· 2-3 person capacity · Tarp-style shelter

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1lb 2oz

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Review Date
May 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: mnferwerda ,  Backpacker

I have used the Cave on about 5 trips now. It is light and has a lot of room. It is a little different sleeping in a tarp than a tent. It takes a little experience to set it up but after a few times it goes up pretty quickly even if you are doing it yourself. I had bought a BD Betamid which I really liked and the setup was a breeze but I felt that the Cave gave me more room (no poles in the middle) and was lighter to boot. My biggest problem is that there is a lot of rope around the tarp which people sometimes trip over so I have replaced the black rope (which you cannot see at all in the night) with reflective Kelty Triptease rope. So far I have always stayed dry during downpours. No animals have come to visit me. It is easy to get up in the middle of the night to answer nature's call. I have cooked under it in the rain, and it doesn't flap in the wind if you pitch it tight. I also bought the Nest which is a netting that fits inside the Cave to ward off bugs. I figured it was the only way I was going to get my daughters to camp w/ me in a tarp instead of a tent, but I haven't had a chance to use it yet. As far as I'm concerned, I'm no longer packing w/ a tent. As far as price is concerned I asked my wife to make me a tarp but she didn't have the time so I bought this. A little pricey considering it is just pieces of snilyon sewed together but the workmanship is first-rate, the design is functional, and I beleive it is better than any comparable priced tent.

Customer Service:
Haven''t needed any yet.

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