Exped Andromeda Tent:
Move through crisp days in which the moon never sets, relax on cold evenings under the Milky Way: the Andromeda is a comfortable shelter for extended backcountry journeys. This tent builds off the Sirius design, adding a third pole and fourteen cubic feet of space in the vestibule. A side entry door allows you to step out of the weather and into the vestibule before you enter the interior of the tent. Exoskeleton design allows the Andromeda to be set up rapidly, in one piece, with the rainfly covering the tent through the entire process. This feature makes it suitable for wet, stormy areas and expeditions. A polyurethane-coated ripstop polyester rainfly repels precipitation. Flat pole sleeves contribute to the low aerodynamic profile and minimize fluttering in stormy conditions. DAC Featherlite 9 mm aluminum poles stay rigid through most conditions and offer excellent rebound in extreme weather. The polyurethane-coated taffeta nylon floor remains waterproof through drenching storms and slushy spring conditions and the large circular door unzips in one smooth motion, providing enough room for two people to sit side by side. Adjustable vents at the front and rear of the tent allow the airflow to be finely tuned to match the weather. The canopy can be unhooked from the poles and pushed back to create an enormous, protected area under the rainfly for sorting gear, cooking, and socializing on stormbound days. In addition, the rainfly can be erected as a lightweight shelter or the canopy can be pitched separately in warm weather, making the Andromeda a 4-season tent that comfortably adapts to summer use.