I have to disagree with REIservice on this one. I recently used the Connect in the BWCA and the rain fly still isn't a proper fit. There is too much fabric and on any windy day will flap about. The 'new' version of the fly also has short elastic straps only a couple inches long that are supposed to connect to the ratchet, yet when camping without any ratchets you are left with little to stretch the fly far enough from the tent itself to keep it dry in wet weather. The previous or original fly setup has long bungees you can wrap around the strap which are much easier to use. Also also, the 'new' fly is missing the loop and toggles to connect under the tent at the foot to batten down the hatches. I brought up extra bungee so I could tie off the fly underneath. Unfortunately, Tentsile does not offer the original fly for sale.
Date published: 2017-08-01