Suitable bag for pop-up tent

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Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Kickinchicken » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:46 pm

Hi all... I apologize in advance if there is an answere to this somewhere on here. I did a search...

I have a pop up tent that comes as a 40" ish diameter disc. It's basically flat though. I'm taking the Burner Express and am allowed two bags. I'll have one big duffle bag, but using this as a second bag on its own seems like a bit of a waste. I'd like to find a bag that can accomodate this and some more, but it seems like a really odd format.

Looking for ideas. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know!

Thanks!

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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Canoe » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:58 pm

Kickinchicken wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:46 pm
... I have a pop up tent that comes as a 40" ish diameter disc. It's basically flat though. ... I'd like to find a bag that can accomodate this and some more, but it seems like a really odd format. ...
Careful when putting that bag in another, that the tent doesn't have "hoops" that can become damaged if they're bent too far/sharply (effectively stay permanently bent). Not that I ever did that and put it in on its side and it got squished and it didn't exactly pop up nor could be persuaded to be "up" anymore.

Mine would have been happier in a suitcase where it would have been protected from being bent.

Yours may be different, or it may be similar. Google for bent hoops, bent stays for your tent, so you're sure what you're dealing with.

Or rather than a bag (duffel, etc.), perhaps there's a cheap suitcase that will work.
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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Kickinchicken » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:06 am

Thanks @Canoe. That's true and TBH on top of that: I'm wondering if this is a realistic option as the BE luggage restrictions say 62 linear inches and this on its own exceeds that.

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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Canoe » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:02 am

Better that that up with BE...
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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Kickinchicken » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:42 am

What's BE?

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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Traveller in Time » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:14 am

Canoe wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:02 am
Better that that up with BE...
Probably: "Better take discussion about size issues up with people of the Burner Express"
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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Ratty » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:30 am

I would take a different tent. Yours may just lay flat on you in the severe wind. Try this old thread for some insight.

https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=71830
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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Kickinchicken » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:04 am

Fair. Thanks a lot!

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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Molotov » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:52 pm

I had one of these, but it stowed as about an 18' diameter circle. It was a pain the ass to fold up, but worked really well on top of an Army cot. No way is it even close to dust proof, so definitely not playa-ready.


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Re: Suitable bag for pop-up tent

Post by Kickinchicken » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:55 am

I love how dramatic the ad is!

This is the one that I have: https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/black ... px/silver/

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