Rated 5 out of 5 by MBSinCT Great tent and easy to set up
I bought and used this tent this past summer. I am a small woman and was able to put it up by myself in the wind. (Practice first before you use it the first time.) It is lightweight, snug, and watertight. It was great for one person.
October 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by atEvanTheDeejay Good quality
I purchased this tent and tried it out prior a camping trip in Maine. This is a nice roomy tent for a single camper and while it would fit two people, I would imagine space would be tight for a queen mattress, plus duffle bags or other supplies. We did get some rain and the rain fly works great. Before the next trip, I would plan on getting waterproofing spray for the tent itself - a little moisture did appear on the walls of the tent, but I was still dry. I have camped out in the tent since and between the experiences, the tent seems to hold in heat well. That said, having the two cross ventilation screens at the top of the tent along with the zipper windows is great.
Overall I am satisfied with the purchase and would recommend it to friends. One thing I would suggest is getting a tent footprint to protect the bottom of the tent. An LL Bean employee helped me track down an appropriate one for the tent and it works great!
August 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Clambay Easy to put up. Spacious
I have not taken it camping yet. But I will share that is was packaged very well, light and a breeze to put up. Spacious inside. Fits well on the back of a motorcycle seat with bungies. Not to bulky.
Great blue color.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Freedomcamper Perfect Tent
Very pleased with the tent. Yes, the instructions are included for set-up, but the tent and parts are very intuitive and it assembles quickly and easily. Size is perfect for my needs. I believe it was an excellent price for the quality - which is why I shop at LL Beans!
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by evamaine The best tent I've ever owned
I bought this tent for a camping trip to Nova Scotia in June. I wanted something lightweight that could also withstand high winds and rain--check.
Our trip to Nova Scotia brought some terrible weather, including 30mph oceanic winds and intense rainstorms. This tent was perfect and never leaked, even at 4am when we woke up with a half inch "water mattress" underneath us (eek). It is not the most insulating heat-wise, but that's why you wear layers and have a good sleeping bag. Overall, this is the best tent I've owned and I thank LL Bean for keeping us dry during our trip!
June 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by slmpug Adventure dome
Took the tent out for some desert camping the day after I received it.
We had to set up camp at eleven at night. Got the tent set up in about five minutes even with the fly and stakes. Found it very roomy. Liked the windows and the fact that without the fly I can star gaze. Didn't rate it five stars because it was a calm dry night. So can't rate it for adverse weather.
October 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by han170 Easy to set up, cosy, dry tent.
I have not been camping in 30 years. I bought this tent very quickly as I was stopping at a camping ground overnight to charge my electric car. I arrived at the camp ground after dark. I was able to setup the tent in about 30 minutes in the dark. Once familiar with the tent, I think it could be set up in 15 minutes. In the morning I woke up to driving rain and 30 mile an hour winds. I had water over me, on the sides and under me. However, I stayed completely dry in the tent. I did not have the footprint fabric for the tent but I am now going to buy it. I would agree that the tent would be cosy for two. It is well thought out.
October 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeanBackpacker durable and lightweight
This tent is just the right size, made of strong material that won't wear, and makes a happy camper at the end of a great day full of hiking.
September 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HSmith Great little tent.
Easy to set up/break down and descent for the hot Florida nights I call home. The best tent I've had in a while. Also a champ during our wet summer/fall seasons.
August 7, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by NewEnglandViking Good but with limits
I needed another tent to supplement my trusty and legendary LL Bean "Light Stuff #2" that I bought approximately 14 years ago and which is still going strong despite heavy use/abuse (only have had to replaced the pole bungees). The Adventure Dome 2 seemed to fill my criteria at the price point I was looking for.
It is very roomy inside for a 2 person tent with the vertical clearance most noticeable. As with most 2 person tents it would be snug with 2 and spacious for 1. The construction is on par with the Light Stuff from 14 years ago, which I found durable and dry-enough. There is sufficient light, nice ventilation, black mesh (makes seeing outside easier when it's dark) and a nice touch- ceiling loops to string up a clothes/gear drying rack of your design up in the ceiling peak. All windows/door come with toggles to hold them back. The fly seems to offer sufficient coverage, though horizontal rain may be an issue, and the big door is easy to climb in and out of. As with all tents that may need to be set up in inclement weather, it goes together and comes up in moments with minimal fuss and complication. It is freestanding so one can swing it around from location to location or shake it out.
The Less Good:
It is noticeably heavier than the Light Stuff 2, mostly due to the poles which are some sort of plastic composite and not aluminum. Maybe there have been past failures with the aluminum poles (I don't know) but the bulk of the extra weight difference comes from the composite poles. The Adventure Dome also lacks a nice big vestibule which means packs/gear either come into the tenting eating up precious floor space (problem if two people-- solo no worries) or the packs/gear stay outside and get rained on unless you have a tarp for them too. As mentioned above, the fly coverage is good, but not full coverage like the Light Stuff, so stiff wind-blown rain in a exposed position may find it's way inside.
Uses: I purchased the Adventure Dome 2 primarily for my coastal camping and cruising along the Maine Island Trail and because I carry it in the boat, I'm not concerned with the weight as much and I wanted extra space to wait out those long foggy days. Motorcyle/Bicycle/Car/Boat camping would all be worthy missions for the Adventure Dome 2. I would shy away from bringing it on long backpacking trips and use my old Light Stuff 2 (or the Microlight FS 2 if I wanted a new tent) due to the weight issue and lack of vestibule, but burlier people who don't mind slight weight penalties or those going on a short jaunt into the woods may find no issues.
August 7, 2013