French F1 Tent
French F1 Tent
French F1 Tent
French F1 Tent

French F1 Tent

Regular price$59.99 USD
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Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 19 reviews

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Hon Hon Hon. This cozy, classic-styled, tent is perfect for outings in the woods.

Inspired by the US A-frame pup tent, but made of heavy-duty nylon for better waterproofing than its cotton counterparts as well as reducing weight.

It has an integrated rainfly, tub-style sealed floor to keep you dry, and mesh vents on the top of the doors as well as the interior that can be opened to let out any excess heat in the tent.

Additionally, each end of the tent has a double zippered door split down the middle to allow for partial opening. 

Tips and DIY Improvements

  • As with basically any tent, it's recommended that you replace the stakes it comes with and get lightweight stakes to lower the weight a bit. 
  • The two support poles can be ditched in favor of your trusty trekking poles, if you want to cut down the weight and bulk even more.
  • The tent is not 100% Storm-Proof. You might want to get an auxiliary rain tarp for heavy rain. you can also treat the tent with various different agents to make it more waterproof but you still might want another tarp in case of torrential downpour.

Specs

  • 84" x 56" x 40" dimensions when set up
  • Nylon stuff sack measures 16" x 8" x 6" when packed
  • Total Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • "2-person" (plenty for 1 person + gear!)
  • Multi-Zippered doors on each end
  • Closeable Side Vents
  • Vent panels over each door and at sides (with storm flaps)
  • Waterproof-treated, with built in footprint
  • Unissued condition
average rating 4.7 out of 5
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Reviewed by Artellus V., from United States
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Rated 3 out of 5
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Pity for the French

For a $60 tent is it bad? Not at all, but spending a little extra would be wise. Be sure to be careful what environment you use this in; a dry climate where you know the forecast would be best. I slept in this for a night at 50 degrees, 94% humidity (no bueno), and a 50 degree or so dewpoint, so it was a really damp night for testing to say the least.

Luckily it didn't rain because the seams are not taped and there's pinholes from faulty stitching near the guyline reinforcements - which can be a problem with a groundsheet, but even more so without one. With both flaps open and doors cracked, there was a ton of condensation on the inner walls in the morning, so much so I had to shimmy out to avoid knocking water off the walls and soaking myself further. Plug for the Belgian mummy bag though, that thing was soaked and still kept me perfectly comfortable.

Not a miserable stay by any means, but I can't let it slide - if you took this out where the weather can turn at any moment without doing some extensive waterproofing beforehand, you could be putting yourself in real danger.

This is just to review the as-is condition of my tent without any work - but if you take your time and seal all seams, maybe use a tarp, these tents can be really tough. This is just my experience. Stay safe out there Stalker

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Reviewed by Michael L., from United States
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Rated 4 out of 5
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F1 tent

The only negative I've found is there were only four guy lines supplied for the skirting when six are required for proper staking of the tent. I can't vouch for the performance part of the review because I haven't used it yet, although a friend who has one says to check the seam seaI. Since I can't submit the review unless the performance section is filled out I gave it a 4 out of 5 because I'm sure it will be at least that.

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Reviewed by Terry S., from United States
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Amazing for the price!

What can I say, these tents are nearly unbeatable for the price. I would HIGHLY recommend changing out the stakes for aluminum ones and seam seal/waterproof as you should with any tent.

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Reviewed by Travis, from United States
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Great tent!

One of the best purchases I've made in awhile. Out the box/bag to fully assembled in about 30 minutes, although now that I've got it down I could it in far less time. Left it outside for a few days to 1). Air out some of the typical surplus musk, and 2). To test out its water resistance during a rainstorm. Kept all the rain out, but will spray with a waterproofing just to make sure. Super roomy on the inside. If you're thinking about buying this, just do it.

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Reviewed by Ryan B., from United States
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Tent gaming

Affordable and simple tent to set up, and everything comes in a bag that's pretty compact so travelling with the tent shouldn't be much of a hassle

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