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Offline Parasite

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Looking for a new quality tent
« on: February 11, 2022, 05:46:28 PM »
So what's good in tents these days? I'm looking for a 3-season tent, with the most adverse conditions being camping on the west side of WA during September. Only needs to sleep 1-person, but have enough room for my gear. Would like an attached foyer, but not a requirement. Doesnt need to be lightweight as I will not be packing it far.

Any advice? I was previously looking at the Eureka K-2 XT a few years ago as a frame of reference.

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2022, 05:52:55 PM »
I would check REI, I have been using their tents for truck camping and they have proven to be a good value.  You can go big or small depending on what you need.

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2022, 06:36:01 PM »
Budget?

If you're not into high dollar stuff look at a hyke and byke Yosemite 2p.
I've had one as a back up tent for a few years and it ends up being my go to tent most trips now... it's really surprised me with it's durability and longevity...from cold and snow in Idaho to rain, snow and wind in Alaska... it's just been a really good tent for me..

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2022, 06:39:17 PM »
No set budget, but if it's more than a guided elk hunt I'll just buy the guided elk hunt  :chuckle:

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2022, 07:19:29 PM »
Pack in on your back?
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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2022, 07:27:28 PM »
I've really liked my tarptent tents. Have used both the aeon and notch. They come in silnylon or light (but expensive) DCF.

Have had them both in nasty wind and rain. No issues.

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2022, 07:33:57 PM »
If it's a tent your not packing....I would look a the Kodiak Canvas 10x14 with awning.  Plenty of room for a cot and all your gear.  Put a little buddy heater in it and you are set. 

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2022, 08:21:46 AM »
+1 for TarpTent, specifically the Notch and Stratospire, if you're looking for a backpacking tent.


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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2022, 08:27:49 AM »
Might want to look at the Kuiu Mountain Star, or the Hilleberg tents.

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2022, 01:39:49 PM »
I have been using  a Cabelas West Wind 8 man tent for about ten years now. I hunt by myself, but I like the room,  :chuckle:
It has been through some serious weather and has had no problems at all. In 2019 I had sustained winds of 45 MPH and gusts to 60 MPH all night and showed no damage in the morning. I go no sleep with the wind howling, but the tent held up fanatically. It sheds snow well.

They make a 4-man and a 6-man as well. I linked the four man:

https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/cabelas-west-wind-4-person-dome-tent?ds_e=MICROSOFT&ds_c=Shop%7CCAB%7CTopPerformers%7CHunting&msclkid=e7cbd1f4d26f1c196bceb3d9c3e351ee&gclid=e7cbd1f4d26f1c196bceb3d9c3e351ee&gclsrc=3p.ds
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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2022, 02:22:31 PM »
I have an old Eureka outfitter 4 man that I still use today.  It is 35 years old.  Those things are bullet proof.  Don't remember the model.  Definitely not a back packing tent.
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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2022, 03:14:53 PM »
A second for the Kodiak canvas 10 x 14 flexbow tent. Absolutely a breeze for 1 person set up plenty of room for cot and all your gear unless you plan on having a hide a bed sofa and TV console. Handles 8+ inches of snow and severe sustained winds that blow down trees.
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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2022, 05:12:56 PM »
Hillenberg best tents

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2022, 05:28:11 PM »
I have a kifaru TeePee that I do much the same with - car camp with short to no pack - it works great.

Lately I have been considering an Eskimo ice fishing tent.  The FATFISH 9416I is plenty big and no center pole is nice for a tent you can stand up in.  Just throwing it out there  :hello:

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Re: Looking for a new quality tent
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2022, 06:38:53 PM »
Iíd go with an MSR Hubba Hubba. Itís a 2P tent but having the extra room for gear is awesome.

If you want a tarp option, you canít beat a Kifaru Supertarp with an annex.


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