French Army Desert Commando Tent
The French Army Desert Commando Tent is an excellent choice for camping in a desert like environment. These tents were produced for use in the French influenced areas of West Africa so they are built to high standards for durability. You will find that these simple to use tents will meet your needs for your own camping adventure and they are ideal for camping in the Southwest.
- Authentic French Desert Commando Tent
- Used by French Foreign Legion in West Africa
- Simple to Set Up and Take Down
- Comes Packed in Storage Bag
- Sleeps Two Comfortably
- Mesh Door for Added Ventilation
- Dimensions: 83" x 50" x 40" (approximate)
- Packed Weight: 5.8lbs
They both appeared to be brand new and of quality construction. The green version was quite a bit heavier and would be more suited for car camping.
This one was lighter and was approaching backpacking territory. They both come with stakes which seem pretty heavy duty and are therefore heavy in weight. There are many lighter options out there. I removed the stakes (assuming I will use lighter weight ones I have) and weighted the tent and poles. It came in at about 4.5 pounds. Still pretty heavy in the lightweight backpacking community, but when you consider this is two person, easy to set up, inexpensive and probably more rugged than stuff bought in the store, I say go for it.
I really like. Is it waterproof. I can't say yes from experience, but the material it. I would trust it in moderate rain.
When the package arrived I opened it up and removed it.
The bag that it came in was dirty and torn, I thought oh I hope the
tent doesn't look like this.
Took the tent out and it looks like it has never been used. Much to my relief.
Havent set it up yet but plan on doing so this weekend
Thanks again KS for great Europeon surplus.