Brooks-Range Mountaineering Foray 2P Review

December 11, 2018
Brooks-Range Mountaineering Foray 2P
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
84
Shoulder Room
4
Packability
10
Set Up
8
Weatherproof
7
Features
5

The Good

  • Very lightweight
  • Excellent venting
  • Easy three-pole set up

The Bad

  • Cramped floor space
  • Only one door, one vestibule
THE VERDICT
The Foray 2P is part of Brooks-Range Mountaineering’s first adventure into tents. It’s an excellent start. While this tent won’t appeal to someone looking for room to sprawl, anyone that ranks weight at the top of their priority list should give it a serious look. There are few tents as easy to set up and as weatherproof as this one that weigh as little. Beyond lightweight backpacking with a buddy, this would make a great solo shelter for longer trips.
FULL REVIEW

Shoulder Room

The Brooks-Range Mountaineering Foray 2P is the most cramped tent we tested this year. The asymmetric, one door design felt snug with two guys. The 30 square foot floor area is about average for a two-person tent, but with only one door and sloped walls on three sides, there wasn’t a lot of elbow room to go around. The interior is 50 inches wide at the entrance, tapering to 42 at the feet. It’s enough for two to lie comfortably and not feel like they’re spooning, but just. And it left little for storage. The six square foot vestibule felt pretty full with two packs and boots in it.

Packability

The flip side to the Brooks-Range Mountaineering Foray 2P lack of livable space is its incredible weight. Just a hair over three pounds it was the lightest tent in this category by about half a pound. Made with super light fabric it also packs small, down to a narrow cylinder that disappeared in a pack.

Set Up

Incredible for a tent this light, the Brooks-Range Mountaineering Foray 2P is freestanding. The one pole design has two hubs at the head and toe. The simple set up manages to push the walls out at both ends and project the door more than vertical top help keep the tent dry even with the fly open. It goes up quickly and the asymmetric fly is easy to figure out and get into position.

Weatherproof

Both the fly and floor on the Brooks-Range Mountaineering Foray 2P is a 15 Denier silicone and polyurethane nylon. This is one of the most waterproof fabrics used tents. So, while it is extremely lightweight and basically see through it provides lots of protection from the elements. The tent door overhangs, creating a drip-zone under the fly-edge that puts the drips well outside the tent. This is an often overlooked attribute – open many flies and rain falls inside the tent – but we value it highly.

Features

The Brooks-Range Mountaineering Foray 2P is aimed at lightweight users; there aren’t a lot of features. While the almost transparent fly is not the best for privacy, it’s great for keeping summer heat to a minimum. Two vents over the vestibule area helped kick up a bit of a cross breeze and kept condensation to a minimum.

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MSRP
$425.00
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