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lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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i'm in the market for a tent. not a super-light backpacking tent; just a general purpose nice tent.

suggestions on manufacturers i should look at?

thanks.
lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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lucas
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i guess i'll be a bit more specific: i'm looking at a three season touring tent.
 
13 years ago
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dru
The Art of Subconscious Illusion
North Face, Astral, Eureka.

I would stray towards looking at a search for "fire fighting tents" just to get a pretty good idea of what brand you ware looking for, then buy from someone else. They tend to get pretty pricy if buying from a wild fire fighter website.

And i guess it would depend on the weather conditions you are looking at.
lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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what do you know about eureka tents? are they quality? they seem to be pretty cheap, and i'm scared that they would be in the same class as coleman.

i'm looking at three companies: north face, msr, and sierra designs.
 
13 years ago
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dru
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what kind of weather conditions are you looking at?
lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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lucas
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anything from hot summer conditions to heavy rain (so i'm looking at 3 season tents).
 
13 years ago
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dru
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i would probably go with anything north face. Just look for reviews when looking at different styles.
sriehl's avatar
13 years ago
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sriehl
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I would definatly go for either North Face or Kelty.
lucas's avatar
13 years ago
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lucas
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if i remember correctly, kerty was a bit too pricey for me.
phi_'s avatar
12 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
bump.

I'm in the market for a 4-season tent. Any suggestions? I've been browsing around through MSR and Kelty...
asemisldkfj's avatar
10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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I just bought the MSR Hubba from ProLite Gear . it's a single-person, freestanding, three-season tent.

retails for something like 250 and I paid 185! I also considered the Sierra Designs Sirius 2, but opted for this one because it seemed like too good of a deal to pass up.
lucas's avatar
10 years ago
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lucas
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i have experience with the msr hubba hubba--they are great tents.
asemisldkfj's avatar
10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
I have high expectations! I'm pretty excited to get it. this whole camping thing is exciting; I've never really done it.
Fsmart's avatar
10 years ago
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Fsmart
looks like a sweet tent!
phi_'s avatar
10 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I set up my new Kelty 2-person tent in the booth at work to get an idea for how it sets up and breaks down. This thing is idiot proof. And more spacious than I expected, haha.

Plus it was awesome seeing a tent set up in the booth.
lucas's avatar
10 years ago
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lucas
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:)
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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yay! I guess I didn't post here that I replaced my MSR tent with a Kelty one because it is a more camo color instead of like bright red.
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10 years ago
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asemisldkfj
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er wait, not a Kelty. a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

see: camping thread
phi_'s avatar
10 years ago
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phi_
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Neat!
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10 years ago
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phi_
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First time staked down, and with the rainfly.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/phi_/DSC00066.jpg

Just a real quick thing to see how it would all go up, etc.
Étrangère's avatar
10 years ago
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Étrangère
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Cool. We used a similar-looking one last summer, but its rain flap completely covered the entrance
phi_'s avatar
10 years ago
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phi_
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Yeah, this is slightly elevated, which I'm sure I can fix with some finagling. I'm gonna sleep in it tonight!