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Re: Which 3-4 season backpacking tent
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2020, 09:11:06 AM »
What terrain is he hunting in mainly? There is no way I would run a back packing floorless shelter in western wa, north idaho etc..... without a stove. Wet and muddy not great drainage, it's a mess. Even with a stove it will limit pitch locations and can still be a nightmare to get dry. I love tipi type shelters, but like everything else they have limitations.

This tent would mainly be used in East/Central Idaho, so generally dry when we're there, but every year we get some form of rain/snow/cold. This year we had an extended period of high winds, cold, and some snow and rain. His current tent did fine, but he saw the writing on the wall. I was camped 10' from him in my tipi with stove and he ended up storing all his stuff in my tent to get it dry and keep it dry. My guess is he would really like the Minipeak XL with a nest and stove. Even just a 1 man bathtub floor changes the whole thing as you don't have to worry about water in your sleeping area anymore.

His argument is that he likes the simplicity of a freestanding tent, which I understand, but man you don't get a whole lot simpler than a tipi with 4 corner stakes and center pole. You can have the tent erect in 1 minute and all your gear in the dry if you're setting up in inclement weather.

Either way, everyone has been a good help with this subject so far and I think I was able to narrow it down to 3 legitimate shelters that offer different pros and cons and will give us something to talk about.   :tup:

That's huge. I would for sure lean hard for floorless and if really wanting comfort a stove. I use a tipi in the same areas of Idaho from September thru November it's perfect.

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Re: Which 3-4 season backpacking tent
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2020, 10:09:57 AM »
Iím sure itís been mentioned but the MSR Hubba Hubba sounds like it may be an option for you.

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Re: Which 3-4 season backpacking tent
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2020, 03:28:59 PM »
I would take a look at the Nemo Hornet 2. I have been real happy with this tent and it has dual side vestibules. I also have a BA Fly Creek UL2 which is nice but I prefer the side vestibules on the Nemo. Both these tents pack small and weigh in around 2lbs.

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Re: Which 3-4 season backpacking tent
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2020, 04:38:49 PM »
If youíre serious about needing wind and snow load protection then look to the Mountain Hardwear Trango. None better. Over your budget but with sales right now can be had for some great prices.
The lazy do not roast any game, but the diligent feed on the riches of the hunt.

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