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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Crazy light but not well constructed This tent was crazy light. However how the mesh material was stitched to the door zipper was very weak. My first night with this tent on the AT, the mesh ripped away from the door zipper. If this could be improved with would be a very nice tent, otherwise it is too expense, so be so fragile.
Date published: 2016-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best general purpose tent on the market I've had a Carbon Reflex 3 for several years now. It's been on dozens of long haul gruelling and demanding hikes. I broke a pole once, but spare sleeve got me through the trip no problems, and MSR mailed replacement parts ASAP free of charge. I've never had any issue with condensation, been through wet, cold, light snow, storms, through mountains, interior, and coastal forests, etc. Tent has plenty of options to vent and ensure good air circulation, even with elements. This thing is a palace, it's massive, but still light. Sometimes I have a hard time finding enough flat space for the tent. I'm about to buy the 2016 model, looking forward to another incredible reduction in weight! Just need to decide between between the 2 or 3 at this point.
Date published: 2016-03-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worthy for multiple use We got a new red and grey carbon reflex 3 from MSR as part of warranty, after our old green fly melted. So far we have used it four times only and every single time we managed to rip a hole in it: the mesh, the ground fabric, the fly, everywhere. The other tents we got, they usually last for years under our care. MSR customer service: 5 stars; the old green carbon reflex 3: 3 stars; this new one: 1 and not recommended for multiple use
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Triumph of wishful thinking over sound engineering We used a Carbon Reflex 3 tent for cycle touring in France in 2013 and 2014. The only problem we encountered was condensation dripping through the inner mesh tent. Usually this happened when we were packing up although on one occasion, after a cold night, it started to rain heavily at about 5 am and the impact of the rain drops was enough to spray us with condensation. We packed up our sleeping bags and waited for dawn. Then in 2014, also in France, disaster struck. After a day away from the campsite we returned to find our tent partly collapsed. The weather had been showery with a stiff but not strong blustery wind. The campsite was sheltered. One of the poles had broken and ripped the fabric. When we carefully dismantled the tent it ripped further. The tent was beyond field repair and we had to dump it and buy a replacement. It seems that these events were started by the peg(there is only one) holding one of the doors out being pulled out by the blustery wind. In future I wouldn't buy a tent with carbon fibre poles or which was not made from ripstop fabric.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Negative impression Hello, 4 days ago we used the tent for the first time going to Fire Island Wilderness, NY for 3 nights. While tent rain-fly provides with 8 loops to attach strings to stakes, the only 2 strings were found in a small bag with stakes. These 2 strings are simple two pieces of rope without loops or lengths adjustment( like all reputable tent manufacturers do include). My question is about that missing parts : are they missing or its a standard case ? Another issue was with all 4 inside pole attachments(zippers) made of Velcro that suppose to hold rainfly specifically on a center pole, they all were unglued and found on a floor after tent deinstallation. My question is : are they suppose to be sewn or glued to the rainfly? It looks like they were glued and not with a good quality glue. Should I send this 3 nights used tent for repair and get it back over 6 weeks with the same weaknesses ? Please, explain.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very light but mesh quality not very good I bought this tent for its weight savings, which it is very light. However where the mesh joins the zippers for the door, the stitching is not the greatest especially for how much the tent costs. Within my first night of camping on the AT, the mesh ripped and tore away from the zipper. If they can beef up where the mesh joins the zipper to make it more durable, MSR would have a really awesome tent, but until then its not worth the cost.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from we love our tagema tent as we call it. We purchased ours a few years ago and have spent many many nights in it. we did have a pole crack on us recently but returned it to MFG and they replaced it right away. Could not be happier
Date published: 2016-03-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from serves its purpose but very dicate I bought this tent a year ago for the TRT and wet finished the home this year (section hiking). We bought the ground cover ASAP because got can see throb the fabric, very thin. Overall it meets its purpose as an ultralight tent for 2 people and a dog. I would be wary of using it in serious weather and long thru hikes. With the foot print, you're looking at 3lbs.
Date published: 2017-08-22
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