This tent looks great and has some good ideas built into it, but it has
many drawbacks also. Some of the positive aspects are the "cargo loft"
which holds keys, wallets, gun magazines, handguns, etc over the occupant
and ready for quick access. The design is sleek and blends into the woods
The Down Side:
In the field both fiberglass poles snapped on first use after
the tent was set up. The design allows water to pool on top of
the tent. It's difficult to get in and out of.
Would WE Buy It?:
No, we'd pass on this one. For this type of money we expected a
much better product.
A letter from a reader with a Raptor:
I remembered reading about the Slumberjack bivy/Raptor. I've used mine several
times, and have experienced failure of the fiberglass poles with easy use. The
included fiberglass poles are truly worth _ _ _ _ There's a company that
manufactures Easton aluminum replacement pole set-ups for the Slumberjacks
.... here's their name and their E-mail address. They're affordable, and
service is A-OK .....
TA Enterprises / Thomas Hegerle
8212 NE 99th Circle
Vancouver WA 98662
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