This Tent Costs How Much? - River Country Trekker Tent 2.2 First Look

  • Published on Jul 1, 2019
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    This is a VERY budget friendly tent and it is the River Country Trekker Tent 2.2 and this video is an initial Setup and First Look.
    At the same time of this upload, I have posted a warning about this tent; DO NOT BUY IT!
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    Price : $55
    Weight : 3lbs 2oz
    Colors : Blue and Green
    Versions : This is the 2.2, there is a 2 version which has very little mesh. When I saw the model 2, it is essentially a single walled tent which looks to be a condensation machine! I might get it in to test out in the future but I figured I would start here with this product from a company which I personally haven’t heard of before.
    Stumbled upon this tent on amazon while looking for interesting products to purchase and to review for you all. As mentioned before, I haven’t heard of this tent, looked online and didn’t see any real reviews and being that I’m agenda free that is how I got about the products which I decide to review and for everyone who supports the channel it is appreciated. Because I’m agenda free I can do real reviews without holding back any punches. If there is something I don’t like, I say so.
    Requires two Trekking Poles, two sticks or it can be tied between two trees.
    Super fast and easy set up! Great for hiking, backpacking, camping, or adding to your survival bag, this compact tent will fit into your backpack without filling it up.
    This tent is intended for use with your own trekking poles, but can be used with almost any stick that is over 42 inches tall.
    At over 7 feet long, over 5 feet wide, and 42 inches high, this tent offers more room inside than almost any other ultralight tent.
    This tent has large mesh sidewalls and vents making it close to a full 2-layer tent. Double wall tent on the sides and front only. The back wall is single wall.
    Two-person tent comes with 8 ultralight stakes, guy lines, and a carry bag.
    Internal loops: I would string a line between these two points for drying cloths, hanging items, etc.
    Would love to see a front vestibule version of tent
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Comments • 136

  • TheOutdoorGearReview
    TheOutdoorGearReview  2 months ago +7

    Make sure to check out the Test Night video on this tent which is coming up tomorrow night (9pm EST).
    - Luke

  • Thomas Cole
    Thomas Cole 27 days ago

    Can’t wait to find out. I’m a disabled veteran with certain restrictions. Your reviews are extremely helpful.

  • Jeremy C
    Jeremy C Month ago

    If it just had one of those little vents that you hold open with the velcro stick on the top, it would be a pretty sweet tent.

  • Rockbreaker
    Rockbreaker 2 months ago

    I test set up mine then it rained all night, it leaked bad with nobody in it.....

  • Quinn The Eskimo
    Quinn The Eskimo 2 months ago

    I have a River Country tarp I used for one of my hammocks. It performed well. I don’t plan on buying a tent in the near future. Thanks and take care.

  • G. Rodriguez
    G. Rodriguez 2 months ago

    I don't consider $55 for a 2 man tent great 🤨 Maybe for a 4 man tent. Look at the bottom of the tent, the well is low. I look for tents with a high well, means they are more water resistant.... 6-8inches.... The Sierra Nevadas have summertime monsoons, especially at higher elevations (12-14000 ft).... I'm not a backpacker, I'm more of a camper.... How does the tent hold up in bear country???? 🤔

  • marzsit
    marzsit 2 months ago

    it's basically a modern version of a 1960's-70's a-frame tent without a rainfly. we had similar tents when i was a boy scout, we deliberately washed and dried the new tents at the laundromat to remove the polyurethane coating from the interior fabric so that condensation could not build up inside and used visqueen plastic sheeting to make rainflys for them. they were cheap and heavy, but bombproof in a storm when set up properly. unless you get a real tent with a watertight rainfly you're going to always have issues in the rain, period.

  • Bruce Fisher
    Bruce Fisher 2 months ago

    you get what you pay for for that price I would not trust it

  • OriginalPretor
    OriginalPretor 2 months ago

    Hahahaha, just saw the test night, then this... Cant help it, it was a bit funny :D Thanks for good vids dude :)

  • Halibut 1
    Halibut 1 2 months ago +1

    Lack of airflow is a non-starter for me. Put a mesh door in the rear and I might give it another look. Thank you for reviewing these less popular, more affordable, fully functional tents, packs, and other gear. This gear gets overlooked in favor of the expensive ultralight brands that most reviewers focus exclusively on. Hat's off to you, keep the reviews coming, always informative!!

  • USS_Boom
    USS_Boom 2 months ago

    never been a fan of the 3 way zippers, always has a hold where they come together, I think One Coming across bottom and One down one side would have been better, if NO WAY TO USE zipper to go down side and bottom.

  • Drifus
    Drifus 2 months ago

    Even if the back just had a prop vent going down 1/3 of the way that would be huge. Yes, the sides look a tad short and if the door could be a vestibule that could be an advantage. Now yes the rings inside are nice. I think I would rather set it up like a hammock, 1 line between 2 trees 10' or more feet apart. I look forward to the "test".

  • Joseph Flowers
    Joseph Flowers 2 months ago

    I'm curious

  • TheMadScotsman mckay
    TheMadScotsman mckay 2 months ago

    Wouldn't be any use in the Scottish Highlands in winter if you're always gonna' have to keep the damn door open to reduce condensation ........ it would be fuckin' FROSTBITE you'd have to worry about dude - not condensation!!!!!!! I'll stick with my DD camo 9' x 9' tarp ......... never had any more issues with condensation using that than I have had with using £300 tents ......... and the tarp cost me £40!!!!!!!!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • J Shepard
    J Shepard 2 months ago

    Not freestanding. Bleh.

  • MrStargazer450
    MrStargazer450 2 months ago

    Hey Luke, please review the OneTigris Tipi Nova tent and the Snugpak Bunker 3-man tent, when you have the time. Thanks a lot! Keep the backpacking adventures and reviews coming!

    ONETIME OUTDOORS Dj 2 months ago

    Can you do some reviews on hammocks

    ONETIME OUTDOORS Dj 2 months ago

    I have thought about getting this tent and never pulled the trigger I switch to Hammocks but I would still like to know about this tent as a backup or for when I go camping and can't use a hammock

  • JT Survival Systems
    JT Survival Systems 2 months ago +1

    Hey Luke... You need to take this video down!! I almost bought this tent, based on your initial evaluation voiced in this video! Then.... I saw the "do not buy this" video, a day later! Close call!!!

    • Jonathan Rogers
      Jonathan Rogers 2 months ago +1

      perhaps add a warning intro at the start of the video that says do not buy, not recommended, see rain review.

  • Nicky Cheng
    Nicky Cheng 2 months ago

    Luke, been foowing you forva while. You make amazing videos and i always check your reviews before buying anying. Are you thinking about reviewing the lanshan 3f ul 2 person treking pole tent? I keep hearing great things about it.

  • dave g
    dave g 2 months ago

    I have one and love it!!!

  • Titan inc Survival
    Titan inc Survival 2 months ago

    You see this and you think oh man not a bad tent, not a bad price, few issues but not bad. Then you see the warning video and you think well nevermind then. Cant wait for the test night video.

  • Ronald Fox
    Ronald Fox 2 months ago +3

    I have this tent and have used it 4 times. I'm extremely happy with it. It's pretty light, pretty big footprint, stays warm on cool nights, and is super easy to set up. I haven't used it on warm nights yet though but have used it in light rain and I stayed dry inside. For the price, I'm delighted

  • Heather Brenner
    Heather Brenner 2 months ago

    I have this tent but I haven't got to use it yet. I have the same first looks thoughts as you. It seems like it will be good enough. I hope its good, I can't afford a better one yet. lol

  • SeeingEyeCrow
    SeeingEyeCrow 2 months ago

    I've had this tent for a little while now. It's mine and my GF's "backpacking" tent. It's the only tent I've found light enough for both of us and gives us plenty of room. The company sent a letter with the product saying there is a 1 year review on the tent, but if something goes wrong past that, contact them anyways. They seem like a nice enough company. We love this tent. Though I do agree, it should have a back door.

  • billybob lillybob
    billybob lillybob 2 months ago +1

    Use both poles at the open end to match the shape of the triangle and a stick for the other, non opening side. The poles are presumably adjustable and it would be easy to lash them together at the peak with one poking through the grommet. It would make for a nice wide open, unencumbered entrance.

    • Craig Mad Bricky
      Craig Mad Bricky 2 months ago

      That's how I've always set up pup tents. works great!

  • Jeffrey Wilson
    Jeffrey Wilson 2 months ago

    I'm excited to see how the rest of your testing goes. I wonder if I can support it with a kayak paddle.

  • james stanko
    james stanko 2 months ago

    Thanks your the best !

  • Adam Cates
    Adam Cates 2 months ago +3

    I have the 2.2 and it has worked really well for me. I've had it in rain and even hail, and it has held up fine. I saw your video telling people to not buy this tent, so I'm interested to see what problems you had with the tent.

  • Guitar Hiker444
    Guitar Hiker444 2 months ago

    Nice review man! Setup looks pretty quick! An affordable trekking pole tent not bad! I like the subdued colors too. Good luck with it! Camp on!

  • Wm. Shultzie
    Wm. Shultzie 2 months ago

    And it sucked a big one...

  • Jason Clark
    Jason Clark 2 months ago +1

    I have an old "pup" tent like this and it has a window on the back wall.

  • DesertRat45
    DesertRat45 2 months ago

    get yourself one or two while they're cheap. I've bought two wowtac flashlights for 40 dollars combined, now that they are taking off, prices are starting to climb. I have this tent. I bought it for summer camping, it's light, it packs well and that's all I care about. at 6'5", I fit in it. I have room in it and it wasn't a 300 dollar let down.

  • avidteadrinker63 #
    avidteadrinker63 # 2 months ago

    I think this tent could be at best a 2 or 3 season (maybe) tent. Can't wait to see the rain test to see how waterproof it is. Honestly, I don't think it'll pass but we'll see.

    • ptonpc
      ptonpc 2 months ago

      @avidteadrinker63 # No worries. It looked like a few people hadn't seen the newer video (I only found it after another commentator mentioned it.)

    • avidteadrinker63 #
      avidteadrinker63 # 2 months ago +1

      @ptonpc Thanks for the update! Cheers!

    • ptonpc
      ptonpc 2 months ago

      He posted a video after this one titled ⚠️Warning ⚠️ Do Not Buy the River Country Trekker Tent 2.2

  • Nick Tombs
    Nick Tombs 2 months ago

    Didn't Dixie from Homemade Wanderlust reveiw this tent several months back?

  • Grim Adventures of Bushcraft and Hiking

    Think I prefer the green, don't think I would want the blue. I like a quick set up.

  • Broseph Russell
    Broseph Russell 2 months ago

    Looks nice

  • Juan
    Juan 2 months ago

    it's budget version of lanshan 2! i would recommend paying double the price and get lanshan 2 instead.
    and lanshan 2 is copy of of 500$ zpacks duplex tent and its almost as good.

  • Bryan Dailey
    Bryan Dailey 2 months ago +1

    Can you do a review on the Alps Mountaineering Chaos 2 tent?!!

  • Bernie Wojewski
    Bernie Wojewski 2 months ago

    No poles come with the tent?

  • Richard Ross
    Richard Ross 2 months ago +1

    Nice review so far. Dixie gave it a good testing a few months ago, including a garden hose spraying. Good Luck, Rick

  • Charles Liston
    Charles Liston 2 months ago

    How bout a review on the 3f UL lanshan 2 at $100 with shipping from aliexpress or $150 from Amazon under flames creed logo take a look at this one. Love your channel Luke, keep up the good work

  • Barbara Burleson
    Barbara Burleson 2 months ago

    Do u not camp any more?? Miss those videos

  • James Ellsworth
    James Ellsworth 2 months ago

    Better flow-through ventilation would improve things...along with more generous pull-out fabric to protect the side vents from blowing rain. At that price, a good fair weather starter tent for backyard adventures.

  • America by pop up William Blair

    Don't take that piece of junk out in the rain. You'll be sorry. I throw mine in the fire and burnt it. They aren't worth$.50. It was dryer in the rain then in the tent. I was lucky I had a truck to get in. When it started raining.

  • Sunnmöre Hinterland
    Sunnmöre Hinterland 2 months ago +1

    A modern copy of the french F1 army tent you can get cheaper.

    • ptonpc
      ptonpc 2 months ago

      I've had my French infantry tent for years. As long as it's set up correctly it works well. (My knees are starting to go so I think this year will be its last outing with me)

  • Chilln187
    Chilln187 2 months ago +5

    Wow talk about memories, I remember growing up (late 80's) and I had a very similar tent except it came with 2 2pc aluminum poles vs the trekking poles you have. It was my 1st tent, was great as a kid in the back yard.

  • David Dubay
    David Dubay 2 months ago

    I have the Trekker 1 and 2.2. I LOVE them. So cheap, durable and I even like that its kind of ugly. I saw one guy on TVclip add two grommets to the flaps on the 2.2 to enable you to pull the flaps out a little more. But I haven't had mine in the rain yet so I don't know if I'm going to do that. Can't wait to see your next review of it. You should do the 1 as well. It has great airflow and a huge vestibule.

  • Ronnie O
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  • James R
    James R 2 months ago

    TBH, it looks like it would fold in on itself on a windy night.

  • Ron Man
    Ron Man 2 months ago

    This tent is 100% terrible.

  • Mike C.
    Mike C. 2 months ago

    Looks very nice

  • donna donlea
    donna donlea 2 months ago +6

    When I was a kid, we called this a pup tent.

  • Frog Box
    Frog Box 2 months ago

    Homage to French F1 tent which is a great tent...easy to put up and loads of room....but people not realise F1 needs a separate tarp....hence it leaks on so many reviews when that's not used.

  • EnglishAndy
    EnglishAndy 2 months ago

    Cheers Luke I’ve just brought two!

    • Andrew Johnston
      Andrew Johnston 2 months ago

      Shame you didn't see the second video

  • beeveedee
    beeveedee 2 months ago +3

    I'm surprised by all the positive comments on this tent... i don't like the design. It always seems to look like it's sagging in the middle. I think there are better inexpensive ultralight tents out there: 3f UL, Naturehike, Geertop, to name a few. Would l9ve to see you review some of those.

  • PlasticTonkaToy
    PlasticTonkaToy 2 months ago +3

    All these comments praising this tent. There is a second video RIGHT NEXT TO THIS ONE THAT SAYS DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK.

  • A.J. Hart
    A.J. Hart 2 months ago +1

    I just looked at this company's other Amazon listings. Nothing else that impressive, except maybe the $40 inflatable sleep pad. It's a pretty good size (82x26x2) although I'm sure it's more or less a fairweather pad. It also claims to have both hard and soft sides.

  • Opal Preston Shirley
    Opal Preston Shirley 2 months ago

    Nice looking tent. Looking forward to how it does. Thanks Luke.

  • Mr. Waynes
    Mr. Waynes 2 months ago +1

    like the tent, wish it had a door or vent on the other end i'm a little worried about moisture with only one door, but we will see........i appreciate your honest reviews on these products...great job!