The Marmot Halo 4 tent got some big upgrades in 2018, which makes it perfect for car camping this summer.
The Halo 4 has been around for nearly a decade and the 2018 improvements include: two vestibules now and they provide 4.75 m² of the covered area, which is a big upgrade from previous models.
The floor fabric in the new model is 150D 100 per cent polyester Oxford. It was 70D 100 per cent nylon in the previous version. So this is again a big improvement.
The new version is heavier, it is 6.1 kg as compared to 5.9 kg in the previous version. But see the difference in the floor material.
The doors are far bigger in the new version, a big improvement. The packed size is different. You have 64 x 28 cm in the new version and 66 x 36 cm in the previous version.
Based on its weight, it’s best suited for car camping through three season. The best feature is that it’s one of the most weather-proof tents on the market.
It has circular poles around the top, hence the name “halo.” There are added mesh panels for ventilation and stargazing in clear weather.
The improved Halo 4 is much more livable with the bigger doors and with the two vestibules. A lot of stuff can be stored outside and still be protected.
This is a reliable tent, which is worth the price tag if you are looking for a higher end product. There is also the 6-person modified version on the market.
Best use: car camping, base camp.
Capacity: 4 people.
Packed weight: 13 lb 7 oz (6.1 kg).
Min weight: 12 lb 12 oz (5.78 kg).
Floor size: 96 x 96 in (244 x 244 cm).
Floor area: 64 ft² (6 m²).
Area per person: 16 ft² (1.5 m²).
Vestibule area: 27 + 24 ft² (4.75 m²).
Total protected area: 115 ft² (10.75 m²).
Peak height: 59 in (150 cm).
Packed size (L x D): 25 x 11 in (64 x 28 cm).