QUALITY POLES & MATERIALS – The poles that come with the Highrise are made of aluminum, so they’re strong and lightweight. Aluminum poles will far outlast fiberglass ones that come with cheaply-made tents, and they’re more resilient since they’ll flex before they break. The heavy-duty, 150-denier fabrics that make up the tent body and fly will hold up well for many adventures, and we think the plaid is a nice touch.
QUICK & EASY SETUP – One of the things we like most about the Highrise is how easy it is to pitch. The pole structure is simple and straightforward. And there’s color coding to eliminate any guesswork when getting the pieces oriented. Like most dome tents, two long poles cross at the peak and seat in the four corners. After that, two short poles slip into sleeves over the doors to pull the walls taut and maximize space. It only takes a few minutes to pitch this tent as a pair. We found it very intuitive the first time we set it up, and there’s a handy diagram printed on the tag in the stuff sack.