Rated 5 out of 5 by scoutforlife Light weight
Love this tent! Very light weight but with all the features that you need.
Rain fly, extended entrance, light hook, hanging pockets, what more could you want?
Sets up easily and most importantly, folds up to fit back into its sack.
October 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
by Mr613 Great product, Great value
We bought this tent because it had the features we were looking for in a tent for beach camping. The aluminum poles, waterproof fly and the full coverage of the fly made this tent the standout among the others we looked at. We tried the tent in the backyard one weekend before going to the coast and found ourselves in a downpour of a rainstorm. The tent performed flawlessly. On our first trip to the beach to camp,we set up the tent in about seven minutes, the full coverage of the fly proved to be valuable in keeping the sand out of the tent on the wind ward side. During the night the wind picked up to a steady 25 plus miles per hour with gusts reaching 36. The tent was as solid as a rock and not once did the structural integrity come into question.
The only issue I have with the tent is the design of the door on the fly. I struggle to reach the zipper at the far left hand corner of the fly. Also, when it's raining and the rain has gathered on the top, whenever you open the fly door the rain falls directly into the tent.
Other than that, this is an excellent tent that was well worth the money. I would recommend this tent to anyone who wanted an easy to set up tent and to be dry and secure while camping.
September 29, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rick C Good 3 season, 3 person tent
The Koppen Hamr is a fairly large but lightweight tent. The poles are light and short sections. It worked very well for bike camping. The only weak point are the stakes. Other than that, good height inside, nice size vestibule, and it kept me dry.
September 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Corbin56 Excellent 1 & 2 person tent
I have two boys in Scouts so I needed a tent, primarily for myself while accompanying the scouts. I'm on the third year with this tent (Hamr 3). Sets up very easy, teasr down just as fast. I agree with others regarding water dripping into the tent via screen when you open the rainfly door. I've used this tent in 100 degree temps and as low as 30 degrees with nominal comfort. I do wish there was an additional vent at the top of rainfly that could be opened and closed to assist with ventilation . In high temps, you either have to leave the rainfly door open, or remove rainfly altogether, which exposes you and all your belongings to anyone passing by.
It packs very nice and with the added cinch straps, I'm able to tuck my floor trap under the straps and tighten all together. Whole thing straps nicely to my backpack and does not protrude passed the sides of the pack (doesn't catch branches or other obstacles while hiking).
Large enough inside that two people can utilize sleeping pads/bags and can also store backpacks between us. I had myself and both sons inside at one time. Tight, but it worked. Very good tent for colder weather due to it's size and ability to trap body temp, given the fact the top of tent is mostly screen. Holds up very well in rain/wind, stayed dry. You can sit down inside tent opening while leaving you space to remove muddy/dirty shoes outside, under the vestibule of rainfly.
Would recommend to anyone looking for a 1 or 2 person tent!
September 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LJ Easy to setup
This tent is easy to setup - just two poles (plus one small one for the fly). It says it's a 3 person tent, but really it's meant for two adults. I put my twin air mattress in there with plenty of room. A queen air mattress takes up the whole tent but it works. Only complaint is when you break down the tent, the small pole gets jammed into the tent hole and is hard to get out. It often pulls the end of the pole off and you have to reset it. I've gone through two of these tents (gave one to a friend) and it happened on both. Overall a good tent for the price.
September 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MMass MMass
I really wanted to like this tent and there is so much to like. Loved the height, I'm 5'7" and could almost stand up to get dressed. Very warm and did very well in high winds and lots of rain over a 3 day period. Unfortunately the top of the fly opening is angled so that when fully opened it is just to the inside the tent door. Rain/water poured into the tent every time I opened it. Liked the window idea, but wasn't crazy about the placement of it, although for someone to see in they would really have to make an effort. I personally didn't like the door being completely screened. I prefer a little more privacy. Very weak tent stakes. Really a nice tent for the money, other than these few issues that I just couldn't live with. Ended up taking it back.
August 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Glenn** Quick to set up, great in the rain!
This tent, to me, has been a great deal for the money. I have used it numerous times now. It is a snap to set up--with my 2 kids and me it takes less than 90 seconds. Packing it up did take some practice but we have it down to less than 10 minutes. Earlier this month we endured a heavy downpour and stayed completely dry. I like that the raincover covers the entire tent, whereas similar tents from other companies have raincovers that only cover about half the sides of the tent.
I do have to say that the tent is a tight fit for the three of us in sleeping bags, with little room for gear in the tent, though there is a vestibule that is handy. The tent is a bit more of a perfect fit for 2 people, in fact, my next tent purchase will be a four person tent so the three of us have more room, then I will use this one only when I have only one teen with me. For our recent extended backpacking trip, though, it was nice to have a small lightweight tent that took up so little space in the backpack.
August 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chip25 Good Buy
The tent is a good buy for the money. Packs well even though it is not the easiest to pack. Getting the fly and the tent itself folded to the right length is kind of difficult but once you figure it out after a couple tries it isnt so bad. Setup is a breeze.
It requires a lot of stakes to get the rain fly tight. If the rain fly is not tight it will leak because it will touch the tent. There is only a screen between the fly and the inside of the tent and there is a window on the fly that cant be covered so outsiders can see directly into the tent. not a problem for me but for some it might be.
I was debating on whether or not to return just because i was thinking about spending a little more money for something that might be better but for my purposes it will do just fine.
car camping and maybe some light backpacking in the future.
August 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Outdoorsy Great Value. Recommend.
Quick and easy setup and tear down. Light enough to pack-in, too. Other reviewers are right about the window issue. It should have a shade, but its a really minor issue as the privacy issue is dampened by having to look through a plastic window and the tent screen door to see in, so the view is highly distorted. The stakes are junk, too, but all tents come with low-budget stakes. I recommend heavy duty plastic stakes. Last longer and are easier to drive into the ground. Tent fits back into case well, too. I find it easiest if you stack the rain fly on the tent, fold them together and then use the poles at one end to start a tight roll. I've owned a mess of tents and would say for the money, you can't go wrong with this tent.
August 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ninja-jeep Koppen, top-notch
This tent was excellent in quality, it was super easy to set up and dismantle. The first time I even used this tent it went though intense storms and relatively high winds and it held up perfectly. For the money I would say this tent EASILY equally compares to a $400 north face tent. 3-person tent only comfortably fit 2 people though
August 4, 2013