So, last weekend I was able to take my Zpacks Hexamid Duplex out for 3 nights in Pisgah National Forest. It’s difficult to write an in-depth review after only three nights in the tent, but the weather put it through some less-than-ideal conditions and it performed really well. I apologize in advance for the shitty photos – they were taken with my phone.
The first night we were out, the temps were in the high 20s with a slight breeze, dry, no condensation.
The second night, temps were in the low 30s with rain all night, slight breeze, slight condensation.
The third night, it poured. It stayed in the mid-30s with winds averaging 15-20mph with frequent heavy gusts. Slight condensation again. We camped in a pretty exposed area, and that night’s wind was about the worst I would want to be out in again without finding a more sheltered spot. I used a few heavy rocks when staking down the tent that night.
All 3 days and nights were super foggy and everything was wet.
This tent is huge. With a long sleeping bag, I never touched the ends of the tent or got the bag wet at all. At one point, we (three 6ft tall guys) all sat in there together playing cards and were comfortable. Setup took about two minutes each night.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with how the doors set up or how I’d feel about it, but I actually really liked it. Even during the strongest gusts of wind, the doors only opened the slightest bit and never let in any rain. The vestibule areas were more than big enough to fit gear for two people, and I ended up cooking under those areas twice.
Overall, I definitely can’t think of any complaints so far. I’d recommend this tent for sure, and I’m looking forward to taking it out again soon.