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Old 05-30-2008, 12:49 PM   #76
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North Face Fortress

The North Face Fortress 43, 33 and 23 seem to have fairly large vestibules although I have yet to find any reviews anywhere on them.

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Old 05-31-2008, 02:48 PM   #77
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The Velo seems to have been replaced with this. It looks like a better design as there is more interior space....
http://www.msrgear.com/tents/moroom3.asp

Still pricey though..
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:43 PM   #78
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Here's one that won't break the bank like the MSR Velo and that North Face one and if you don't mind fiberglass poles take a look at the other one on the site as it's only $133 and free shipping to US and Canada. It's got potential so I might just try one of these.

http://www.greatadventure.ca/00cart/...idproduct=1151
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:55 PM   #79
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Here's one that won't break the bank like the MSR Velo and that North Face one and if you don't mind fiberglass poles it's only $133 and free shipping even

http://www.greatadventure.ca/00cart/...idproduct=1151
That's now showing as $170ish Canadian w/alum poles. About $300us..?
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:03 PM   #80
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Kind of nice for a change after getting beaten to death with the low CDN dollar we had for years
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:08 AM   #81
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:13 AM   #82
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Old 06-02-2008, 11:31 AM   #83
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The fortress is great, saw a few riders with them over in Europe...but that the problem they are not available in North America. Also keep in mind its not freestanding...even without the fly.
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The North Face Fortress 43, 33 and 23 seem to have fairly large vestibules although I have yet to find any reviews anywhere on them.

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Old 06-02-2008, 03:16 PM   #84
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For NOS, try Wilderness Exchange in Denver...

+1 on Hilleberg - know folks lucky enough to spend MANY nights in them & they just outperform others. $$$ upfront, payoff after that
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:10 AM   #85
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The North Face Fortress 43, 33 and 23 seem to have fairly large vestibules although I have yet to find any reviews anywhere on them.

That thing looks Identical to my Hilleberg
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:30 AM   #86
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This is likely too heavy to be a bike tent.

But its my car camping tent.

Ive never seen a larger vestibule on a tent.

You can get several people in this thing.

Its also got GREAT fly coverage for the rain, Ive been very pleased with it.
only 3 poles to set up too, easier than it looks.

but HEAVY.

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/kelty/green-river-6/
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:39 AM   #87
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funny you should show that tent. I was camping the other weekend in my popup and the site next to me had one of those. I really like the idea of having the built-in vestibule to sit in.

I'm sure some could carry it on a bike if needs be.
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:17 PM   #88
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Just keeping the thread alive

Here's a Eureka from their European site, not listed on the NA one. They sure sell a lot of tents across the pond. This one has a large vestibule and sleeps 2. I really want to try it so see the next post down

http://www.eurekaeurope.com/en/tents...p=3&product=66
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:24 PM   #89
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Here's one that won't break the bank like the MSR Velo and that North Face one and if you don't mind fiberglass poles take a look at the other one on the site as it's only $133 and free shipping to US and Canada. It's got potential so I might just try one of these.

http://www.greatadventure.ca/00cart/...idproduct=1151

News flash:

I bought this one and set it up in the house and find the sleeping area a bit too large. The GF says it has to be bigger than this for her to come camping, she want to stand up and it's too much for just me. Great if you're alone and like tons of space but it is really perfect for a couple.
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Here's one by Harley. It's heavy at 12lbs but the packed size is a managable 6.5x22. The nice this about it is that you can leave the vestibule at home as it detaches. Most large vestibule tents use a 1 piece rainfly for the tent and vestibule. If you can get over the Harley logo this looks slick. In the off season I see them sell for $50-$100 on eBay.

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