Camping Page Contributor Joe Byers, takes a close look at Cabela’s ‘Instinct Scout 2-Person Tent’.  Cabela’s says this is the backpacking tent for all season’s having survived “rigourous testing in wind tunnels and withstanding the weight of heavy snofall, this tent boast all season performance”

Let’s see what Joe has to say:

Instinct Precision- Two-Person Tent

Hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring with your home on your back is grand adventure and allows athletic souls to experience the same kinds of experiences on public land that others spend major dollars to enjoy on private property.  Whether you are tackling the Rocky Mountain West, the Appalachian Trail, or biking the C&O Canal Historic Park, this small, lightweight tent provides shelter and protection from the elements in a light, compact package.

All Season Protection

The backcountry comes standard with unpredictable weather, especially mountain terrain where a blue bird day can become stormy in a matter of minutes.  Wind, rain, and snow (Including all-the-above) are likely encounters and the Instinctive Precision is geared for the task.  It’s undergone extensive tests in wind tunnels that stress the design and structure of the tent.  A frame tensioning system and interior toggles reinforce stability against wind and heavy snow.  The fly is constructed of 20-denier nylon taffeta ripstop with a 1,200mm polyurethane and silicone water- and fire-resistant coating to protect from elements and campsite mishaps.

Experience backpackers know about selecting a campsite with proper drainage, yet that’s not always possible.  A sudden storm or brilliant sunshine can quickly melt snow and saturate the tent interior.  The Instinctive Precision features a Durable floor made from 30-denier nylon taffeta and water-beading, fire-resistant 1,500mm polyurethane.  Mosquito and other insect hatches can be a nightmare, yet the 10-denier polyester No-See-Um mesh prevents pests from entering tent.

Eyelet-style frame features aluminum DAC Featherlite NSL™ poles that assemble easily and are lightweight. Included are gear loft and mesh pockets to stow essential items close at hand and provide a convenient cell phone holder for reviewing images and videos of the day’s adventure.

Designed to Go

Ventilation vents are built-in protection against condensation.

Since this is a two-person tent, it’s designed as a shared experience when biking or backpacking.  Instead of doubling on single-person tents, you have just one set-up and the greater weight is offset by your partner carrying other gear.

At 73 inches long, it’s fits all but the tallest NBA star and the forty inches of height allows for ample motion inside.  Weighing just 4.8 pounds packing weight, it’s compact and light enough to go about anywhere.  You can hike seldom seen trails, cross mountains, and in general live like that person in your dreams.

Plan, Prepare, or Just Go

This four-season tent sets up quickly with two poles and necessary stakes in a single, compact carrying bag.  Whether you are planning a week in the mountains or at the shore or get an invitation to join friends over a Friday text, you have your tenting needs handled, packed, and ready to go.  The compact Precision fits easily on any backpacking frame or tucks in a bike pack.  It’s extra length allows for storing extra gear inside for protection and security.