Without the rain-fly on, the tent walls are white and translucent, which I thought provided a little bit more privacy while not sacrificing any breathability. I also used the Comfort-II while car camping in Indian Creek, Utah. My truck bed is equipped with a pretty nice sleeping area that I built just for this purpose, but I still found myself setting up this tent regardless because it was more spacious and comfortable. When all zipped up, it’s contents stayed clean and free of the fine grain sand that seems to collect everywhere in the desert. This was such a luxury, as I spent my days climbing sandy cracks and doing trail work on the steep approaches to the nearby walls.The tent doors flap from side to side and can be tucked in a built in pouch. While this makes it slightly inconvenient to get in and out with the rain fly on, it ultimately keeps the interior cleaner than other tents that have a ‘draw-bridge’ style door which tends to bring dirt in when you zip it up.
I would recommend the Comfort-II to anyone that is looking for a tent that can withstand the test of time and be used in a broad range of environments. Its design and durable material make it a reliable tent for years of excitement. While the Comfort-II is not the best option for going ultra-light or for winter expedition camping, but is a great choice for everything in between.