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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by LadyDraco, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    The REI Kingdom 6 tent ???
    How well does it hold up in winds ??
    Is it good and waterproof ??

    Any thoughts are welcome ...:clap
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  2. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    I don't have any experience with REI tents and none that big. That is a BIG tent. Wind might be a problem.

    How dry a tent is mostly depends on it having a well designed full coverage fly and using seam sealer. You need to seal the seams even on a new tent.

    My Eureka Timberline 2 person has stayed completely dry inside through a couple of overnight downpours. :clap

    Not much help, but it puts your post back on the first page. :D
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  3. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    We are tent poor ... Mainly smaller 2-4 man .. kelty's ~msr~Eureka~ and then the real cheapos ...

    I just never had a REI and was wondering about them...
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  4. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Hi LD...I've known some folks with REI gear. It's good stuff. I've got an REI down the street from me and wouldn't hesitate to buy thier gear if I didn't already have all the gear I need..

    That's a big tent, but I would easily assume it will have good strength against wind.

    I'm sure it would be waterproof. And as said before....seal the seams yourself if they aren't already sealed.

    ABout the only other thing I could say it make sure you cut yourself a ground cloth made out of plastic sheeting to keep the tent off the ground.

    See you on the trail :)
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  5. KLRUSERIOUS?

    KLRUSERIOUS? Farkle-whore

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    Greetings m'lady....

    I have stayed in a buddy's REI tent one camping trip about 2 years back, it was decent, lots of room and a vestibule and it rained the whole trip but the tent help up perfectly dry. He said he got it for a reasonable price but anything upwards of $200 is too rich for my blood. I also know that 2-300 bucks for a tent is not much but I would suggest that Craigslist and Kijiji are a great source for used tents especially in the winter and closer to the spring or fall. I picked up a near brand new MSR tent for $50 and I saw the same one selling at the store earlier that week for close to $400.

    Just my two bits.
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  6. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Oh no worries it's way to rich for my blood as well...
    It's on Ebay and it was NEW never used... And it just went out of my price range .. It's now up to 207.50 and climbing:eek1

    As I said we have so many tents... But our cheap old Cabin tent needs to be replaced..
    And this one was at such a great buy at first ...
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  7. Ritebike

    Ritebike Been here awhile

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    I have a REI tent, and so far so good. I bought it on a recommendation from a buddy that camps a lot. You might want to check out the REI Outlet, it is on their website. Read the comments, and you will see other places to get stuff on the cheap.
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  8. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    i got a new cabela's camping catalog today. new tent by ROKK the iron mountain. 169.99 10x10 with 89" center height. if you can look it up somewhere....
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  9. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Hey thanks for the heads up I'll look into it :D
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  10. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    eBay can be frustrating in that regard. I set a mental limit, and once it's gone beyond that, so be it. Only broke that rule once (my '02 KLR), but I still didn't get "hurt."
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  11. Butters

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    Periodically check steepandcheap.com. They have deals on outdoor equipment that change every 20 minuted or so. The deals are generally at least 40% off and typically more. Tents are on there regularly. I've seen numerous tents recently for under $200. Not sure you'll find oe THAT big though!
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  12. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    We do the same thing.. Set a price that willing to go and that's that....:clap
    Don't get caught up in a bidding war.... The final sale on that one tent was 325 !!

    Thanks Butters... I'll check that out...
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  13. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    I've got the half dome 2 and it's been a great tent. I use it for camping on the scoot. As a matter of fact, I just loaned it to some friends for the weekend and then decided to go up to the mountains myself, so I'm gonna rough it at the Little Switzerland Inn... :D
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  14. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Check out the REI website for the Closeout Specials. I bought a 2-person REI tent reduced from about $160 for only $110. I have yet to try it out, but it had lots of good reviews. Pay the $20 for lifetime membership, and I think you get free shipping on orders over $100. :D That pays for your membership the first time you use it.
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  15. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yes I saw that on REI.... :clap
    Still looking ...:huh I'm very patient, lol like a cat.. I'll wait for a really good deal :nod
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  16. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Don't forget this site...

    http://www.rei.com/outlet

    They also have a "deal of the day" on the front page. Good deals to be had but you have to look every day.

    Under the camping and hiking section...

    http://www.rei.com/outlet/category/22000001

    Four man tent...

    http://www.rei.com/product/812878/alps-mountaineering-edge-4-tent-special-buy

    Six man tent...

    http://www.rei.com/product/798696/alps-mountaineering-meramac-6-tent-2009-special-buy

    REI six man tent...

    http://www.rei.com/product/814621/outbound-explorer-6-tent-special-buy

    and another six man tent...

    http://www.rei.com/product/781031/rei-hobitat-6-tent-special-buy

    God luck finding a tent!
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  17. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Thanks BWalsh ..
    LOL you can just imagine how much fun it is to look at tents online with 28.8 kbps on dial up :baldy
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  18. whitebreadadv

    whitebreadadv Been here awhile

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    I've got the REI Arete 3 ASL. Big backpacking/small car camping tent. It's the first REI tent I've bought and I'd definitely go with REI again for the next one. Price/features/quality ratio is higher than the other "premium" tent makers, imo.
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  19. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Thanks... WB117 that's what I like to hear...
    As I think now the new Kelty's are not as good as the older ones..
    And I feel that goes for the Eurekas !! As well...

    I don't like fiberglass poles...
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