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post #1 of 34 Old 02-15-2011, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Tent recommendations

Hey all,

I'm new to these forums so I hope this is an OK topic...

I want to do a fair amount of weekend camping this summer. Does anyone have a packing list they use - or a recommendation for a good tent?

It's just for me but I think I want a four person so I have enough room for my stuff and to be comfortable.

Any recommendations?
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post #2 of 34 Old 02-15-2011, 01:39 PM
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I'm not much of a camper, but I just bought this Mountain Hardwear tent for $130 a few days ago when it popped up on steepandcheap.com.

Mountain Hardwear Viperine 2 Tent 2-Person 3-Season from Backcountry.com

backpacking tent, hoping it fits in the sidecases or topcase for alaska.
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I have a Eureka 2-person Timberline that is perfect for just me and stuff, but the 4-person model would be very spacious. Goes up, comes down quick. It's a great tent for a really great price.

Amazon.com: Eureka Timberline 2 Adventure 7-Foot by 5-Foot Two-Person Tent: Sports & Outdoors
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REI is always a good place to go. 100% satisfaction or your money back. First 2 years of MC camping I used gear from discounters, and it did OK in good weather($100 for tent, sleeping bag and mat.). Not so well in the wind and cold. I now have better stuff from REI($400+ using sales in the spring) and been comfortable at low 20 degrees. 65 mph winds my tent was still standing. Over the last 6 years it has saved me $1000s in motels and is a lot more fun.

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You might check out Eureka Tetragon 8. IMO it's the Strom of the tent world. Not state of the art but does everything well. Four person,easy set-up/ take down, good ventilation, leak free and reasonably priced. On sale now at Campmor for $92.00. :mrgreen:
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After lots of research I bought a Big Agnes Copper Spur Ultra Light 2 man tent.
Lots of space and very lightweight. I got it recently so haven't had a chance to use it yet.

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I picked up a Coleman Exponent Inyo 2 a few years ago and liked it well. Packs easily for the bike, sets up easily, a lot of mesh, and the 2 man has room for stuff inside out of the weather. I think you can still get them for $50-60 if you look around. I think they were something like $150 back then.
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I'll second the Eureka timberline. Been using one for 30+ years. Will take alot of abuse, relatively inexpensive and roomy enough. But then I'll also take only a 10'x10' sheet of painters plastic when I want to travel as a minimalist and leave the tent home. My son uses a Tadpole, by North Face I believe. Newer design, lighter material, breaths very well. Has a great screen roof for those times not using a rainfly.
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