EMS Traverse Tent

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Eastern Mountain SportsEMS Traverse Tent
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Fly works well (6)
  • Waterproof (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (6)
      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Survivalist / minimalist (4), Comfort driven (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Kept us dry!

    By alex

    from New York

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fly Works Well
    • Lightweight
    • Minimal Condensation
    • Sturdy
    • Waterproof
    • Windproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backpacking
      • Mountaineering

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Traverse Tent:

      Used the Traverse with an EMS guide on a winter Presi Traverse earlier this year -- liked it enough to buy it. Just got back from backpacking in Iceland, used it on the Laugavegur and loved it. Got heavy rain and spent nearly 24hrs in it and never had any water come in. And was big enough for my wife and I to not feel too cramped throughout.

      Also, recommend picking up the footprint which doesn't come standard.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      4 Season Tent

      By Jimmy Tango

      from Lancaster, PA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fly Works Well
      • Sturdy
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountaineering

      Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Traverse Tent:

      First let me be clear, I use this beast for EXTREME conditions(ie above treeline), OR, basecamping in snow/very cold. I would NOT use this for backpacking solo, it is just too heavy. I truly love this tent! The gear storage pockets are plentiful inside, its big enough for two who are friendly with each other;) Vestibule size is big enough for boots, crampons, bigger packs, etc, and cooking/melting snow for water. The tent blocks ALL spindrift! It blocks the wind courtesy of the solid interior which has useful vents at foot end, and a two layer door. When pitched properly, it laughs off wind. Never had issues with condensation(I only use this for conditions that require a tent like this, so no summer hot/humid)It is a bit cumbersome to erect,...when compared to a 3 season tent, or a tarp, which I typically use. It packs fine,...again for what it is! It is NOT a 3 season tent, so its larger, and heavier, really heavy. When its -20F and the wind is steady at 50mph, Im pretty content in the Traverse. I would recommend it for someone looking for a 4, FOUR, Quatro, ALL season shelter.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Too Small for Tall Folks

      By Doc Hollywood

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Too Cramped

      Best Uses

        Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Traverse Tent:

        Never used tent. Sets up easy and appears to be well made and sturdy. Unfortunately if you are more than 6 foot tall, the tent may be too short. If you're considering it, and close to 6' tall, I suggest unrolling the tent in the store and doing carpet test (lying next to it) before you purchase. Wish it was a little longer, as it could have been a great lightweight 4 season tent.

        • What Is Your Gear Style:
        • Comfort Driven

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        In the Goldilocks zone

        By Brian

        from New Hope, PA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fly Works Well
        • Sturdy
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Car Camping

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Traverse Tent:

          My smaller tent is better for backpacking and my larger one better for camping for a week or more with my wife, but this one in the "Goldilocks zone" is just the right size for solo car camping and camping not too far from a boat. I can easily carry it in large tote bag that also contains air mattress, sleeping bag and pillow (I do like a bit of comfort!). My only gripe: front door of fly ties back in 3 sections (middle & sides) with peg-thru-loop fasteners that can be tricky to release (trying to fish pegs thru loops pulled tight) from the inside if you leave open when going to sleep and need to close quickly if it starts to rain during the night; I ended up doing with headlight and glasses on, a bit groggy from sleep, and got a bit wet. For me, a door in one piece that could be set horizontal with poles and string would be better and could even preclude the need to close if the rain is light and brief.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Comfort Driven
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          well-made, great value

          By pula58

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Sturdy
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

          • Too Cramped

          Best Uses

          • Backpacking
          • Mountaineering

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Traverse Tent:

          My wife and I do a lot of backpacking in the WA Cascades, and a fair amount of mountaineering where we are camping on snow, no trees, so, it can be very windy, and the rain rarely falls straight down, usually a bit sideways!

          Great tent, well made, stout materials, and thankfully only one pole "hub." Tent pole hubs, in my opinion, make tent poles generally harder to manage. So, this tent only has one hub, the rest of the poles are regular 'ole poles, thumbs-up! The tent is easy to set up and very study. I like the fact that the pole intersection points with the floor of the tent (where the poles plug-in to the grommets) are pretty evenly spaced- as a result the rain fly is held away from the inner tent without having to resort to using extra guylines. The vestibule is great and can be set up in 3 different ways in terms of which panel is opened. The two vents (one on each side of the vestibule) are a great feature to provide ventilation even if it is raining. We also like how the pole that runs the length of the tent is in a pole sleeve-> this adds strength and stability. The floor material is thick and you can tell it's going to last- not like the ultra lightweight (but thin) stuff going around these days.

          Only two "cons":
          1) I'm 5'11" - the tent is not long enough for me, the foot end of my sleeping bag is forced up against the side of the bathtub floor, so I'll get condensation on my bag. This is due to the end of the tent coming to a point where the main (length-wise) pole ends.
          2) the rear vents on the vestibule don't line-up very well with the vents on the inner tent. Plus, we wish the rear vents were larger for more airflow.

          Point # 1 may be the show stopper for us and we may have to return the tent. Major bummer because we had high hopes for this tent. It is well made, of study materials, easy to set up and take down, feels really strong and solid and will probably stand-up to strong winds. Plus, the price is quite low compared to other 4-season tents. This tent is an exceptional bargain. I only wish I was a few inches shorter!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          bomb shelter of a tent

          By gg

          from montana

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Fly Works Well
          • Sturdy
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountaineering

          Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Traverse Tent:

          Great four season exposed conditions tent. We used this on a two week hike in iceland and it perfomed great. Much heavier than my three season shelter but lighter than many similiar four season tents. This tent will perform great in high winds and wet conditions I would feel confident taking it any where.

          • What Is Your Gear Style:
          • Minimalist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Tent!

          By Jason

          from New York

          About Me Environmentalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fly Works Well
          • Lightweight
          • Sturdy
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Traverse Tent:

              I have not gotten to take this tent as far as I would like to but I know when I do it will hold up under the hardest of conditions.

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Minimalist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Traverse

              By danielson

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fly Works Well
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy

              Cons

              • Collects Condensation

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Mountaineering

              Comments about Eastern Mountain Sports EMS Traverse Tent:

              I take this tent everywhere, and can say it stands up well from back country to Mt. Washington. Easy to carry in a pack and compresses to such a small package you wont even know its there. Cant say enough about this tent!

              • What Is Your Gear Style:
              • Comfort Driven
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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