Gear Review: Lumberjack In-Season 2
When the temperature drops and the snow starts flying, it’s time to dust off the burly four-season tent. Enter Slumberjack, a gear manufacturer that has been in the game of outdoor sleep systems for over 50 years.
With a sturdier pole structure and sloped vestibules to withstand gusting winds, the two-person, 9-pound In-Season 2 is designed to withstand the harshest weather year-round while providing a comfortable and spacious backcountry shelter. Geared toward the late season hunter on a cold-weather mission, this tent could serve as a great remote base camp solution for any number of low-temp pursuits.
Typical of most winter activities, doing much of anything with gloves on presents a considerable challenge. However, the In-Season 2 incorporates large clips and over-sized strips of velcro, allowing for easy set up while maintaining critical warmth. The only task that may be difficult with gloves on would be attaching the included guy-lines to tie-on points on the outside of the rain fly, although the seasoned explorer would know that tying them on beforehand would be to their advantage.
While other tents become inadequate when the temperature drops, Slumberjack’s In-Season 2 gives any adventurer the ability to sleep comfortably all winter long. –Wes Overvold