Camping Tent Photos and Reviews!

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by Deadly, May 4, 2007.

  1. ownst1100

    ownst1100 BLUES TRAVELER 04'GSA

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    I had one of these a few years back. Bought after seeing two people at a Beemer rally sitting inside the vestibule, both sitting in Kermits, both escaping the wind, and cooking up coffee.

    Thought I had a picture but can't seem to find it.
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  2. Oldrice

    Oldrice oldrice.com

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    Packs the size of an average shoebox, weighs about the same as a pair of sneakers, the poles are 20" and this tent, plus my sleeping bag and some small odds & ends all fit in my right side Caribou Case.

    I really do love my Kelty Gunnison II tent - bought at Campmore.com for $109 shipped.

    And those chairs rock - $3.98 each at Wal-Mart.

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    Oldrice-
    www.oldrice.com/KLR650.htm
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  3. PowerT

    PowerT Long timer Supporter

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    GoLite Hex3 with Hex Nest on the left. Lots of headroom and floor space, light weight, small, fast setup. Only con for me is no vestibule.
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  4. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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  5. AngryScot

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    anyone seen a thread on what tents fit inside different panniers? Not a huge deal having the tent on the outside but kinda nice to fit everything in the panniers for shorter trips. My Hammock is about a softball size ball when packed, the bug net and straps are small also so they fit very easily in tank bag or panniers.
    Not all sites list the actual pack size etc.....

    -gggrrrrrr

    **edit** bought a REI Half Dome HC2 - fit in jesse bags no issues - pack tent and poles seperate
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  6. rocks

    rocks Been here awhile

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    I sell Exped Tents.. and I use an Orion 2 man tent myself.
    Its perfect for me and the gs as it has two entrances and two vestibules. I can leave gear in one and use the other for cooking etc.

    Just about big enough for two people, but very comfortable with one. 3 season weathering ability. Simple to put up, easy to pack, though not sure if you can get them across the other side of the pond.

    www.exped.com are the makers.. and i have some details on my site www.gearpac.com too.
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  7. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Pretty much all backpacking tents list the packed dimensions, if you come across one that does not, google that model plus the word packed or search for that same model on google at a different retailer that will list it. Oh and remember, packed length only means that the poles collapse to that size, the rest probably packs alot smaller so you can pack it anywhere and shove the poles in your panniers, either flat or at an angle depending on your tent and pannier setup.

    Take a look at the big agnes. here.
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    it's listed as 8x22, the poles are about 20" long, the main tent\fly\footprint\stakes pack to about 6-7x15-16" (I looked at it packed recently and happened to have a mini tape measure on me)
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  8. MaxPower

    MaxPower Strap yourself in and feel the Gs.

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    had one of these and left it behind all set up on a canoe trip. It trapped moisture like a plastic bag.
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  9. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    I'm not sure why the listed dimensions of a tent matter? The tent body, and Fly will conform to what ever shape stuff sack you put them in. The tent poles can be stored in their own bag, and will often fit diagonally into a hard bag that they won't fit normally in. Or you can just strap the poles to a rack or something.

    For instance this is my tent packed. In the left pannier, lying horizontally next to the white bag that's sitting up right. It's hard to see behind the white cup, but that's just the body and fly in a bag. Then I lay the poles diagonally on the door, and close everything up.

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    BTW: it's a mountain hardwear "Haven 2"

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    EDIT: Ooops I see that HaChayalBoded beat me to it..
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  10. *Gravy*

    *Gravy* Jedi Loser

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    Does anyone know anything about the Wal-Mart Ozark Trail brand of tents seen here?:

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5493340#ShortReviewTitleBar

    At only $30 I can't belive it's too high of quality but as far as looks go it looks similar to the REI Half dome. It looks like the main complaint is water intrusion - a little seam sealer would take care of that. Just wondering what others thoughts are.
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  11. HowlingMad

    HowlingMad drags knuckles

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    We're planning on taking a month or two this year to re-prioritize life. While looking for specs on my own tents to determine which one to bring, I found this site with some great specification details.
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  12. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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  13. Mad*Sparrow

    Mad*Sparrow NoMadic Wanderer

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    North Face Rock Tent. Supposed to be easy up and easy to get into. Two doors so if the bear is on one side you can sneak out the other side.:huh
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  14. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    +100 on any of the Helsport products. Also Hilleberg make great tents (I have a Nallo). And even though they are .... lower end - I have a Eureka K2XT that is bombproof.



    BTW does anyone know anything about Nemo Tents?

    http://www.nemoequipment.com/

    They look pretty good and are designed in New Hampster ... but I'd like to find out where they are made before I go out and plonk down good cash for one.
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  15. Bitt

    Bitt Wanderlusting

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    Made in the USA...
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    Not for everyone.... I know. But it is really nice to be able to walk in - be warm - room to move and live......
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  16. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Man, that's just cool. I have a full sized 20' canvas tipi we use on extended stays, but that's a really nice looking smaller version.

    I've been in every type and shape of tent, but nothing like that.

    Do you really carry a stove with you on your bike?

    PM me wouldya? I have about 14 questions.................
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  17. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    Don't do it! I did and now I own a 4 man with stove and liner :lol3
    I am looking forward to using it soon...

    I have an old canvas cowboy tipi that I loved to camp in too... but this one is so light and packable... even with the stove... I am looking forward to being toasty and warm in the cooler weather and being able to dry my gear when it is raining.
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  18. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Thanks Mr. Fisherman, but I wish you'd spoke up sooner. I may just be hooked...(fishing pun...:wink: )

    Ooofa, they are pricey ...

    A little easier than carrying 27' lodgepole pine poles though...:kumbaya
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  19. Bitt

    Bitt Wanderlusting

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    Since I get PM's about packing it-
    Stove (medium) system - pipe and even a warming tray....
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    slid in here...

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    8 man tipi w/ liner, poles, stakes & stove - not much different than packing my MSR Hubba on the bike....
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    But set-up its livin' large....

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  20. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    So Dan, the stove is all in that flat black case, right? Do you happen to have a pic of the stove parts unassembled and lying flat?

    The 8 man has an 8'6" center pole I think. Can't tell by your pic, how long is it broken down?

    Sorry, I think we're hijacking here... I'll pm any more questions...

    It's just so....cool! :norton
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