Opinions Needed on Trek 287 Tent B4 Purchase

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Opinions Needed on Trek 287 Tent B4 Purchase

Postby RoyalFlyness » Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:25 am

After looking through Tribe.net postings on tents, I found a good review on this one:

http://grizzlymike.com/camping/TREK/TRE ... L_237.HTML

It's built like a super-discount model of a Kodiak or Vagabond in that is is able to be completely zippered up with no mesh at all. Anyone used a tent this high or a model similar to this and have pros/cons? Thanks!

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Postby gyre » Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:59 am

High?

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Re: High?

Postby RoyalFlyness » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:10 am

High as in height -- last year I used a dome tent that I could barely sit up in. Relatively short, and relatively wind-resistant.

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Postby Token » Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:45 am

Wow, cheap Chinese knockoff made from nylon instead of canvas for 1/5 the price. Disposable Springbar lookalike!

I say go for it and report back. You have no idea how many people are looking for the comforts of a Springbar but are too cheap to invest into something that will last decades. This might be the magic tent.

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Postby RoyalFlyness » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:24 am

I went for it Token, and will definitely report back. Apparently this particular model is purchased by a lot of Burners -- the folks at the store that sells it say they know it's for BM when they get an order in. I'm optimistic, but also bringing extra rope to tie down the sides.

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Postby gyre » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:29 am

I bought one and I plan to tie a heavy tarp over the top and stake it down.
We'll see.

Most cheap tents have abysmal zippers.
They say the canvas tents are better but the windows must be taped for dust.

It's 237, by the way.
I still want a springbar.

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Postby gyre » Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:22 am

I ordered wednesday and asked them to expedite.
Arrived here friday.
I'm close.
Made in china.
I'll let you know after I setup what I think.

Anyone know a good place to get proper stakes quick?

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Postby LindseyRaeFace » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:30 am

Anyone reporting back on how it went with these?

:D

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Postby gyre » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:34 am

You cannot set this tent up by yourself.
The poles don't cinch.
It is kind of a toy version of a springbar, but no spring.
White!!! roof.

NO MESH, so it works.
The windows don't have a zipper on the top.
They told me I could tape them shut.
That doesn't work.
Bottom of doors has no zipper, like the springbar!!!Why?!

Stress made the zippers come open on the doors, so dust leaked in.

I wrapped it in heavy billboard material with Mylarry's help.
The wind would have taken it out the first day otherwise.
It stayed cool until noon.

Not a perfect playa tent, but you can do much worse.

This would do great inside a carport or shade structure with a windbreak.

I'll make you a deal on mine.
Never rained on.

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Postby curiousgnate » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:56 am

I thought it rained for like two minutes one day last burn. hehehe.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:05 am

It sprinkled. More of a cruel tease of a rain.

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Postby gyre » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:01 pm

Not on enclosed tents.

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Postby curiousgnate » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:03 pm

nice!
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