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Old 01-26-2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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Pros and Cons

Several years ago I bought a new Redverz 1st generation tent. Job/health got intense and knowing I would not get to use it sold it.

Fast forward a couple of years. Job went away last week so looks like I will have some free time this summer (yea me).

I am thinking about buying the 2nd generation one. My question is the yellow or green. I like the yellow better for visual appeal. Does the green offer any pluses the yellow one does not?
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:34 AM   #2
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I'm in the market for one, too and after reading back threads on them, some of the owners of the yellow tents reported it attracts bugs, but let's more light in. I prefer not to stick out like a sore thumb when camping so I always prefer muted colors on tents and will be buying the green tent. I imaging the yellow was designed for easier search and rescue discovery?
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:48 AM   #3
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Yellow color tent - if you get drunk and have to walk back to your tent, or you go take a leak in the middle of the night, makes it a little easier to find again, or you want the bears to easily find you

Green color tent - for the subdued "don't want to be found" look; or for getting rid of the ol' lady who won't be able to find her way back to camp when she gets up to shake a bush in the middle of the night
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:15 AM   #4
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you can pee inside either tent...i love my green :)
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:08 AM   #5
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:25 AM   #6
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Thanks guys, really gave me a good laugh(s).

I know it is crazy, but spending so much time in the old green military tents makes me not want a green tent.

Yet, not being very sociable makes me like the idea of not standing out.

I know the green tent makes better sense, but I know I will like the visual effect of the yellow one better.

Do you think the green tent would be hotter?
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:27 AM   #7
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:18 PM   #8
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Do you think the green tent would be hotter?
Just asked the wife about your question. She said a tent's not sexy, no matter what color it is

Green will absorb more heat, and provide a little more darkness inside than a yellow tent.

From your other statements, sounds like yellow is your calling (nothing personal with that statement). If you are tired of green, get the yellow. No matter what color you get, it won't stop the super curious from stopping by and saying hello, or make the terribly shy want to come by and talk to you. For the same tent, get the color that appeals to you more. Nobody here is going to convince you one way or the other...pick what you want, or risk picking wrong and being pissed off every time you use it.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:40 PM   #9
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FWIW - The inner tent in the green 2nd gen one I have is "Off white" not green like the outer material. I was concerned that the green might be too dark and dreary on rainy/cloudy campouts, but found with the white liner it lets a surprising amount of light in.

Oh, and personally, that "Back Door" vestibule is in just the right location to take care of business at 2am in the morning (at least for guys). With practice, you don't even have to get totally out of the sleeping bag.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:58 PM   #10
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Thanks Guys.

Yea the thread was for real. I wanted some feedback. As you can tell by my post count I am not a big poster, so when I post it may be/seem like a dumb question, but it usually is a legit question.

The info on the inner liner being white makes a big difference on how I look at the green . Thanks again.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:35 PM   #11
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Get both. Yellow for Spring and Summer; green for Fall and Winter. Remember, it's unfashionable to camp in light colors after Labor Day.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:19 AM   #12
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There is some evidence that bears may be attracted to bright colored tents. Curiosity and so forth. So if you camp in bear territory you might consider that.

A yellow tent on the other hand filters in much brighter and warmer light than a green one. This has the psychological benefit of keeping you happier.

So you'll be happy when the bear mauls you.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:34 AM   #13
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When I purchased mine a couple years ago I asked Christine Muggelton at Redverz the same thing. Her recommendation was the yellow because it provided a lighter, brighter interior. Took her advice and love it.
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Old 01-29-2014, 06:52 AM   #14
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Thanks Okie, that seals it, yellow it is.

At my age going out being mauled by a bear is not the worst way to go.
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Darker colors are warmer in colder climates.
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