Seeking opinions/advice on new tent.

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Seeking opinions/advice on new tent.

Postby squish » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:21 pm

I'd like to find a cheap tent smaller than 10x10, larger than 8x8, with a peak height of at least 60 inches, minimal mesh. Most tents I've seen (Coleman Sundome, for example) have huge mesh panels- I'd rather not deal with covering them.

I'm looking at this one- I'd prefer a full rainfly, but all windows are zippered- and I can deal with the (relatively small amount) of mesh at the top. ... 74-80.html

It will be under a 10x10 3-wall shade, so I won't fuss too much about guylines or lack thereof on the fly.

Thoughts? Suggestions? Snark?
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Re: Seeking opinions/advice on new tent.

Postby Bob » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:26 pm

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Re: Seeking opinions/advice on new tent.

Postby trilobyte » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:16 am

You could try spending some time reading the boards or using a search engine.
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Re: Seeking opinions/advice on new tent.

Postby lemur » Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:24 am

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Re: Seeking opinions/advice on new tent.

Postby plantmandan » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:35 am

It looks OK but not great. That pole that holds the rainfly out will almost certainly break, but you can carry on with it broken anyhow. There is really no way to keep dust out regardless of mesh, and mesh has the advantage of keeping your tent cooler. Just ziploc all your clothes and electronic valuables.

You still need to worry about guylines on the fly. An unsecured fly is not good. Also, the included stakes will be worthless. Get some rebar and caps for the rebar.
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