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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2019, 03:58:14 PM »
I have the seek redcliff and bought that because of the double  doors and screens.  Its nice to really open the tent up during the day.

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2019, 04:29:41 PM »
Thanks everyone for your knowledge and input. I will be using the tent mostly in the higher elevations in washington, idaho and possibly montana. Drying out your clothes is a game changer in my mind and am not afraid of going outside the box and using mountaineering gear. 

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2019, 04:33:25 PM »
I do want to stay mobile and lightweight as i can without sacrificing protection. I was using a cheap 2 person tent for 3 years now and in my last scouting trip in the olympics the tent failed on me so im in the market. I have been wanting to upgrade my tent for a year or so now.

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2019, 04:34:24 PM »
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On a serious note, before spending 600 to 1000 dollars on something, do some research. Hilleberg (kifarus tent line) makes great quality tents if youre going to be above treeline in harsh conditions.

Is Hilleberg really Kifaru's tent line?
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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2019, 04:40:33 PM »
Kifaru and Tyvek. Winning combo in all conditions👍
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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2019, 07:02:16 PM »
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On a serious note, before spending 600 to 1000 dollars on something, do some research. Hilleberg (kifarus tent line) makes great quality tents if youre going to be above treeline in harsh conditions.

Is Hilleberg really Kifaru's tent line?

No. Kifaru just has an agreement to sell the "other" best shelter systems on the planet for backcountry hunters.  :chuckle:


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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2019, 07:02:48 PM »
Kifaru and Tyvek. Winning combo in all conditions👍

Did you put a stove in that Tut?
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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2019, 07:09:07 PM »
I run the Seekoutside Redcliff when itís more than just myself. The stove is definitely a game changer in the nasty weather. We sat in snow and below freezing early this spring on a shed hunting trip and we were soooo hot in there! Yep, we had little chairs and a bottle of bourbon too. Had to open both doors and the top vent wide open for a bit because it was just so dang hot in there.
    You do get condensation, but eh, I just give the walls a quick wipe down and itís all good. I know it bothers some people, but doesnít seem to bother us much.
  I really like not having to take my boots off in my floorless too. Havenít had any bug or rodent problems as of yet, but that doesnít bother me to much either. I think my entire set up with center pole and steaks with stove and 8ft stove pipe Iím at just around 10 lbs. not bad for a Bitchin backcountry heated camp!

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2019, 09:11:59 PM »
I run the Seekoutside Redcliff when itís more than just myself. The stove is definitely a game changer in the nasty weather. We sat in snow and below freezing early this spring on a shed hunting trip and we were soooo hot in there! Yep, we had little chairs and a bottle of bourbon too. Had to open both doors and the top vent wide open for a bit because it was just so dang hot in there.
    You do get condensation, but eh, I just give the walls a quick wipe down and itís all good. I know it bothers some people, but doesnít seem to bother us much.
  I really like not having to take my boots off in my floorless too. Havenít had any bug or rodent problems as of yet, but that doesnít bother me to much either. I think my entire set up with center pole and steaks with stove and 8ft stove pipe Iím at just around 10 lbs. not bad for a Bitchin backcountry heated camp!
   How big where those steaks ? 12 oz New Yorks ?    :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2019, 03:09:06 AM »
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On a serious note, before spending 600 to 1000 dollars on something, do some research. Hilleberg (kifarus tent line) makes great quality tents if youre going to be above treeline in harsh conditions.

Is Hilleberg really Kifaru's tent line?
To be correct in my language, Kifaru sells Hilleberg tents. When you look at shelters on Kifarus web page, Hilleberg tents are listed at the top.
https://store.kifaru.net/mobile/shelters-c5.aspx?gclid=CjwKCAjw67XpBRBqEiwA5RCocXBDl1DCND8q03O222zsNwQWQUcSnUVxNps0fjsuHEot5v3t-uAiXhoCqZoQAvD_BwE

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2019, 12:55:56 PM »
I was in the exact same situation that you were in.  I decided to check out a company out of Forks Wa called LUXE.  They make Tipi style tents that are also stove compatible.  I went with their 3-man Hexpeak XL tipi, and it worked out great for me when i went camping up in the cascades scouting for some mule deer.  They do sell inner tents if you want to have a mixture of a tipi style and traditional style tent.  They're significantly cheaper than Kifaru and Seek outside tents, and as far as i can tell built just as well.  If you show up to their brick and mortar store, they do have a few tents that people have returned at a pretty good discount.  They also set up three different tents for me to experiment with when i drove over from Whidbey Island to check them out.  Their customer service is on point, and they were honest with me about any conerns i had.  It's well worth the drive over there if you have the chance just to see everything in person before dropping a few hundred bucks on something. 

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2019, 02:02:40 PM »
I was in the exact same situation that you were in.  I decided to check out a company out of Forks Wa called LUXE.  They make Tipi style tents that are also stove compatible.  I went with their 3-man Hexpeak XL tipi, and it worked out great for me when i went camping up in the cascades scouting for some mule deer.  They do sell inner tents if you want to have a mixture of a tipi style and traditional style tent.  They're significantly cheaper than Kifaru and Seek outside tents, and as far as i can tell built just as well.  If you show up to their brick and mortar store, they do have a few tents that people have returned at a pretty good discount.  They also set up three different tents for me to experiment with when i drove over from Whidbey Island to check them out.  Their customer service is on point, and they were honest with me about any conerns i had.  It's well worth the drive over there if you have the chance just to see everything in person before dropping a few hundred bucks on something.

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2019, 02:04:37 PM »
I will definitely go to forks and check them out! Well worth the drive for me its only a little ways away.

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2019, 04:49:40 PM »
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On a serious note, before spending 600 to 1000 dollars on something, do some research. Hilleberg (kifarus tent line) makes great quality tents if youre going to be above treeline in harsh conditions.

Is Hilleberg really Kifaru's tent line?

Kifaru sells Hilleberg. Hilleberg is a family owned company out of Sweden.

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Re: Backcountry tent
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2019, 04:50:31 PM »
Sorry. I answered before I scrolled down the page & saw it answered a couple times. Didn't mean to beat a dead horse.

 


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