1 out of 1
Much too complicated; impossibly difficult to erect; too flashy
November 07, 2006
I cannot overstate the disappointment of the OR Orion tent. OR has eliminated sleeves and gone to a series of elastic loops, much more prone to failure and incredibly difficult to use. The tent is not freestanding without the fly, yet the fly must be attached during set-up. Has innumerable stakes and ropes, not at all conducive in a snow situation. Practically impossible to erect in any but the most warm and perfect weather conditions. Maybe somewhat "cute," "cool" and "flashy" (as mentioned in ORs review forms) for car-camping or pure hikes, but this equipment has no place whatsoever on extended backpacking trips or true demanding field usage. A waste of money, time and effort verging on false advertisement.