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Backpacking tents

Maxman1

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Anyone have experience with lightweight tents? I've been thinking of this for non-tactical, no one cares type exercises.
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daftandbarmy

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Just that they suck if you are in windy conditions, act like a big sail. I prefer a dome style that survives gusts of winds better.

Dome tents, being self-supporting, are better in all 4 seasons as well and can take a large wind/ snow load.

Here's a 20 person (standing) tent you can take to Everest.... or Shilo in winter :)

Space Station™ Dome Tent​


  • Approx. Weight Packed*: 85 lb 13.5 oz / 38938 g
  • Approx. Weight Minimum*: 77 lb 15.9 oz / 35376 g
  • Tent Capacity: 15 Person
  • Number of Poles: 15
  • Number of Doors: 3
  • Height Interior: 101 in / 256.5 cm
  • Tent Floor Area: 284 sq. ft. / 26.3 m2
  • Tent Packed Size: 21" x 36" / 53.5 cm x 91.5 cm
*Actual weight may vary. Weight minimum includes tent canopy, tent fly, tent pole.
 

Navy_Pete

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If you are somewhere with anchor points, they make some really great lightweight hammocks with bug nets/top covers that are amazing for non-winter camping. Really great solo option, had one years ago for doing some overnighting while biking along the Bruce trail, and was about the size of a stuff k-way.

Haven't tried the ones at the link below, but can highly recommend their Mayan hammock and stand.

Camping Hammocks
 

daftandbarmy

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Recently, I've been rocking this one person MSR tent.

I've carried it 75kms along the West Coast Trail, several thousand feet into the alpine, and a couple of other shorter trips.

It's been excellent all round, and surprisingly roomy for a 6+ footer like me:

 

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Good recommendation, I have the 2 person hubba hubba and I love it, easy to set up, does not weigh much and I have stayed dry in some heavy rain.
 
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