Comments about Black Diamond Oasis 3 Tent
On initial appearance, this tent looks very nice, 2.7kg weight, very roomy for 2, good access, easy to setup up. The 5 pole design is nice and gives for a very tight frame.
Why i've given this tent 1 star, is that the first night I used it in the mountains of Western Australia (not very big about 1000m/3000F), it was turned into a complete bin job.
Wind was strong with big gusts, but we were camped in between some trees,
This tent soaks up wind nicely from the back end, which is where the wind initially came from. However, when the wind started swirling and hitting from the front and sides, this tent could not take it.
It held up for most of the night, but a small rip occured in the fly of the vestibule by morning. That was ok, but at about 6am a big gust came from the lateral side and broke the poles, ripping a huge hole in the fly as well.
To be fair, conditions probably were extreme and i dont know how well other domes would have stood up.
I'm giving this tent 1 star because I think that having 3 guy points is completely inadequate and does not give the vestibule and the sides enough support. This tent should have 2 guy points on the sides as well as 2 on the vestibule. This may have saved it.
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend