I took the Nova out for three days to test in pretty awful winds 70mph, and driving rain and it stood firm, no flapping, slight movement but the tension band system did a fantastic job, so I felt safe and secure inside. The rain really battered the tent but it stood proudly and absolutely no rain got inside. I was expecting a lot of condensation, but because of the back vent being open and the inner tent door easily adjustable with two zips on the top third one polyester that can be zipped right around the whole door, or the top third you can unzip for extra air flow, (it has mesh) I had no problem controlling the air flow through the inner tent. So very, very little condensation which was a bonus to me.
I love the gothic arch, the rain just beads off and no pools of water can form on top of the tent. When I opened the main door no water fell into the inner tent. The Nova has loads of room in the Inner tent with two deep, large pockets both sides. Easily room for three people, but I am using the tent for two persons and a dog. Lovely porch area with a porch groundsheet included. That was a nice touch! Easy to pitch, two poles the same length. Put the tent up at home first and clip the inner tent in ready for your first adventure, and save yourself a few minutes on your first real pitch. Cook outside the tent (NEVER INSIDE) but I managed to stay dry inside the porch which was useful.
I LOVE this Nova, I will not be needing any other tent for wild camp, or trekking. I am extremely happy with it's reasonable price, it's design and definitely it's performance. Not too heavy either. To me, it is everything I was searching for, and meets all my needs. My dog loves it too!! Five out of five stars from one happy camper! :)
- Good storage options
- Plenty of head clearance
- Easy to set up
- Easy to pitch
- Recommended use