tents

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ozbikedude, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. bikerooter

    bikerooter the hard way

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    I have a Mont Moondance 2. Never used a tent in Australia but this one works well when it is way cold.
    3 season with mesh at the bottom and space under the sides for boots and pack. Good quality 2.1kg 2 person tent.
    Tent will keep you alive but the sleeping bag and a good mat help keep you comfortable and assist sleeping.

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  2. tromboads

    tromboads n00b

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    Well hands up if you are a tight arse.

    i just went and found me this;

    http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/...ge-Hiking-Tent-2-Person.aspx?pid=213785#Cross

    For the Aussies, they seem to be half price till the end of the month, here it is all wrapped up in comparison to a $100 buck +5 sleeping bag. Weights maybe 2kg? It was the packed up size that made me happy for the price.

    That's a ventura euro rally bag in case you are wondering. Both tent and sleeping bag fit next to each other in the bottom. Happy times.

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  3. Portly

    Portly Plodder

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    I found a real problem with mesh inners in the out back.
    When that front blew through the south a couple of weeks ago I was up at Copley, the front sucked up a North Westerly for most of the day before it turned.
    Anyway I was out riding and noticing the dust starting to lift to a minor dust storm.
    When I got back to the tent there was a layer of dirt covering everything inside.
    The dust was getting under the outer and going straight through the mesh inner to deposit inside.
  4. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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    Looking at a new tent.

    My current tent is great for winter but waay too sticky in summer.

    I like the look of these as they appear to be self supporting and plenty of ventilation,

    <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/pDdyng9nLO8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

    Can anyone vouch for these things?
  5. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    $70 Aldi:thumb2 door,2 vestibules.1 for entry/exit.1 for pissin' outa at night.:clapbut don't mix 'em up.:eek1:lol3

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  6. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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  7. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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  8. Oz-Strom

    Oz-Strom Still trying

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    Is this a self supporting type, or does it require to be pegged/tied in order to stay up? I have one of the old Aldi versions bought for $25 when discounted post sale. Has been OK , but now looking for an affordable self supporting style tent that is (obviously) light and packs small.

    Following up on tromboads post above I looked online at the BCF Wanderer refuge 2 and Pod3, and I think it may be worth going for the Pod as it is a little taller and wider and only $30 more, but I expect it doesn't add a lot to packed size and weight. Would need to see them for real to judge though.

    Any thoughts on current options you might recommend out there for under $100?
  9. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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    I'm picking up the Wild Country Getaway II 3MV (vid above) this afternoon.

    $99

    I'm hoping it is self supporting. Will let you know how it goes if you like.
  10. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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  11. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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    Yeah I know.

    I'm a dickhead and didn't plan ahead. Want to use it tomorrow.

    It's bloody hot here at the moment, we used my other tent a couple of weeks ago and sweated up a storm.
  12. stujamur

    stujamur keep rollin rollin rollin

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    $120 companion pro hiker 2 man has been great . Fits in panniers . 2 vestubals . Waterproof . I am happy with it .
  13. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    packs real small:nod..but no vestibule.:lol3

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  14. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    Looks like it comes with rear entry only. :huh :lol3
  15. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    I've heard some like it that way? :eek1
  16. DLC123

    DLC123 Adventurer

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  17. Ockrocket

    Ockrocket Long timer

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    I was in Big W yesterday, they have a compact (1.3 kg, packs down very small) 2 man tent for $15 .... yes that is correct, just $15

    Now you wouldn't camp on Mt Everest with it, but for Aussie general 3 season camping it would do ok.

    At the price you could buy two, and even carry one as a "spare" on the bike in case you trash the first one, or have guests stay over at your favourite campsite. :rofl

    My $29 Ray's Outdoor 2 man tent is still good after about 7 years, I used it at the KRR this year, does a great job.
  18. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I bought a $20 2-man special from the arseholes at Anaconda in Fyshwick. It has served as a 10-dayer for BoySilla, done emergency duty a couple of times, and is still fine. Packs small too.
  19. Kiwi Ian

    Kiwi Ian Adventurer

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    Unc, any chance of borrowing that for Condo this year,

    Ian
  20. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    Sure can...but Dad has burnt the pegs in the chup heater...:D

    been raining here all day...