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The CrossBow Mesh is our spacious, super strong 2-person freestanding tent. If you’re looking for a little bit of extra space or want the security of knowing that your tent can handle a huge range of heinous conditions, the CrossBow is your go-to. Its strength-to-weight ratio is off the charts thanks to our patented WebTruss, which holds the pole structure in tension. Sewn along the fabric’s straight grain to eliminate stretch, the WebTruss provides stability to the pole structure and can be tensioned to further lock down the poles. It also allows the CrossBow to be pitched easily in high winds. Unlike pole sleeves, which can lead to pole breakage when the tent is pitched in windy conditions, the WebTruss allows the poles to be set up fully and staked down before the tent body is clipped to the poles. This system provides much more strength than traditional clip-style tents. With internal guyline compatibility and our OutRigger attachment, the CrossBow can be further strengthened against harsh winds or snow loading using the included guylines and your own trekking poles.
The poles, WebTruss, and fly are compatible with the CrossBow Four-Season body, which is available separately. The addition of the Four-Season body turns your CrossBow into a one tent quiver, capable of handling even harsh alpine conditions. You can add a flat footprint to protect the tent’s floor, or use the tub footprint to pitch the tent without a body in bug-free conditions for a lightweight weather shelter.
- Roomy, lightweight, and sturdy 2P tent
- WebTruss adds strength and makes high-wind setup a breeze
- Breathable mesh body provides ample ventilation
- Double dry entry
- OutRigger attachment uses your trekking poles to strengthen tent under high winds and heavy snow loads
- Internal guyline compatible
- Compatible with CrossBow Four-Season body for year-round versatility
- Spacious vestibules offer plenty of gear storage space
- Toggles connect fly to poles at guy points for stability
- Internal ceiling o-rings for gear hanging
- Four internal pockets
|Trail Weight||4lbs 4.2oz|
|Packaged Weight||4lbs 8.5oz|
|Floor Area||32 sq ft|
|Vestibule Area||11 sq ft + 11 sq ft|
|Packed Size||14" x 6"|
|Tent Body Volume||58.6 cu ft|
|Vestibule Volume||50 cu ft|
|Number of poles||3|
|Number of doors||2|
|Tent Body Fabric||15D Nylon no-see-um mesh|
|Floor Fabric||20D Nylon Ripstop PU 1200mm|
|Fly Fabric||15D Nylon Ripstop Sil/PU 1200mm|
|20D Nylon Ripstop PU 1200mm|
|Poles||2 DAC Featherlite NSL 9.0mm, 1 DAC Featherlite NSL 9.6mm|
I own the Crossbow2 and the mesh insert. Both of these make the Crossbow truly into a tent for all seasons. The full fabric inner and the outrigger attachments create a bomb proof winter tent. And the mesh insert is great for summer. I am 6'4" and have plenty of room inside for my large dog and me. My sleeping bag does not brush up against the tent walls. The tent is extremely well made. It is tight in a storm. I have had no water intrusion except for a little condensation. At first, the the Crossbow was difficult to put up, but now I've gotten the hang of it. (Hint: leave the web truss attached to the tent inner). The only caveat I have is that the poles are extremely long, sometimes causing difficulty in tight spaces. But the footprint of the tent itself is manageable. I expect that the Crossbow is my last tent!
OK, OK, I'm the first one to complain about reviews by folks who haven't really used the product, so here's my caveat at the beginning -- I've only set this up in my living room so far.
But since the comment section is new, I thought I'd chime in with a couple thoughts:
1) My wife (5'9" and 130, regular sleeping pad) and I (6'2" and 210, 25" wide/long sleeping pad), fit comfortably in this tent with some room to spare for gear.
2) We're planning to camp occasionally with our dogs, and the floor is quite thin, as preferred to keep the weight down. We have a "dog floor" of cheap 30D ripstop that we'll add inside the tent. The internal guy points on the floor are SUPER convenient for this use -- it lets us tie off the dog floor securely to keep it from moving around. Not sure how many people will care about this, but we find it awesome.
3) The weight advertised on the product page is exactly how it weighed out on our scale. This obviously should be true for all products all the time, but we all know it's not. Thanks Slingfin for being reasonable humans and posting accurate weights...
4) It comes with 4 pre-cut guy lines, 4 tensioners, and 10 aluminum J stakes, so you're ready to lock this thing down for a storm right out of the box. Again, this should be standard, but it isn't.
A+ so far. I will return for a proper review once I've put it through a season or two in the Cascades.