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Old 01-22-2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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Tent Toss Up

Yeah, tents

I have a Bass Pro gift card so I'm limited to Bass Pro inventory, but I'm torn between 2 tents, maybe someone here can sway me towards one or the other. One has a vestibule which is nice, but the other is a dome tent (simple, no guy lines...).....it's a toss up.

http://www.basspro.com/Coleman-Hooli...duct/10213667/

http://www.basspro.com/Coleman-Sundo...3011205261528/

This should be a short and sweet thread...

BTW, this is for me and the wife. She has never camped so I'm not spending over $100 until we know if she likes it...she's very eager tho . We will possibly use it for bike and car camping. If she doesn't enjoy tent camping, I will have a spacious solo tent (and probably a travel trailer next year )
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:09 PM   #2
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The Hooligan has a better fly and storage vestibule...my 2 cents
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:22 PM   #3
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I agree

I have only ever used the sundome, but the Hooligan looks like it has a much better rain fly that will work in rain and inclement weather much better.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:22 PM   #4
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I have the hooligan, not a bad tent for the price, a bit heavy, but your not carrying on your back, and fiberglass instead of alum poles, but I've used mine quite a bit. I usually use it for car camping, but I do occasionally use it on the bike, and it's always kept me dry and comfy.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
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Yep... Hooligan fly is much better.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:26 PM   #6
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Vestibules are great for gear. Plus it looks like the Hooligan has better ventilation. I had a tent similar to the Sundome, and the high walls blocked any kind of relief on warm nights.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:56 PM   #7
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Wow, it's unanimous.

Thanks for your perspectives.

The Hooligan was my first choice, but after only ever having dome tents I still had to give the dome a fighting chance....
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:32 AM   #8
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I vote Hooligan as well. That vestibule is worth the cost of admission for sure.

One thing that would bother me with that tent is the sleeves that the poles have to slide thru. But I looked at all the other tents on the links and there's really not much else to consider.

Get out there and have fun...
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:17 AM   #9
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The hooligan is still a dome tent. It just has a better rain fly with vestibule. The extra pole in the vestibule will help give the tent a little more structure which you will appreciate on a windy night.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:28 AM   #10
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I have a 2 person hooligan. It fits me! It's a nice tent for the money.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:41 AM   #11
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Hooligan.. for sure Aside from the full fly, 3p+vestibule works better for two people then a 4p without. There is just some stuff that you don't want in your tent
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:09 AM   #12
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Save the gift card....goto REI rent everything...see if she likes it...then buy

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Old 01-23-2015, 11:43 AM   #13
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Purchased

Thanks Guys (sorry didn't multi quote everyone). Just put the order thru for the Hooligan . Gift cards + free shipping + 4.5% cash back thru Ebates = score

Thanks for the REI tip, shrederscott, but looks like the closest one to me is 2 hrs away. I think the lady will be happy with this one.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:14 PM   #14
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You already bought but another vote for the Hooligan. Only reason i have one is for the rare occasion that Mrs. Rainmaster decides she up for some camping. Vestibule is great and tent is sturdy and keeps us dry.
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Old 01-24-2015, 12:15 AM   #15
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If she's never camped.
And you are near a bigish city, you might be able to rent a tent for a weekend.
That way you save your money if she doesn't like camping and you save the space of having a tent around that might not get used.
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