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Pattar

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Pattar

Manufacturer: Dana Design

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: Mar 15, 2002 / Mar 15, 2002

Object ID: 167

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The Pattar is our ultra-expedition version of the Jana, designed to keep you sane in the worst-case-scenario weather conditions. For extra stability in continuous high winds we added a rear pole and a front vestibule pole. In addition to the added security, the poled vestibule also creates extra working space. Extra high-ventilation flaps assure proper moisture transport, day after tent-bound day. 360 degree weather windows help monitor what's going on outside, and our game floor helps you ignore continuing storms outside. Our favorite tent for adventurers who've learned to hope for the best while expecting the worst.

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GuitarWIzardUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

The Pattar tent is a very capable, high-altitude mountaineering tent. There are 5 mesh storage areas around the tent, and the capability of adding a gear loft.....more than ample space for holding gear. The front vestibule is huge, and you can literally spread out gear. The front vestibule also has its' own pole (the tent has a total of 5 poles), which makes it feel even bigger, and helps with entry/exit....not to mention adds quite a bit of stability. It's a very structurally strong tent, and will hold up in windstorms. The profile of the tent tapers a bit narrow to the top, aiding in aerodynamics (facing the rear vestibule into the wind, of course), but you don't really get that feeling inside the tent. The rear vestibule can hold boots and perhaps some cooking gear, but that's about it. However, between both vestibules, you can hold all your gear pretty comfortably. Sitting up in the tent is no problem for both people, but if you're 6 feet tall, you'll want to sit near the front of the tent to not brush your head on the ceiling. There is more than ample sleeping room for two people and clothing to change into/out of. There is also a checker/chess board on the floor of the tent, for days when the weather outside doesn't cooperate. As with all tents, the stakes that come with the tent are useless in snow if there's going to be any wind, so getting some deadmans or using snow pickets should be expected. Not sure why manufacturers do not include at least snow stakes with 4 season tents....you sure pay enough for the tents. The tent has excellent venting....there are mesh vents above each door, and side vents on the front vestibule that can be opened even in stormy weather. The poles can be challenging to get into the holes, particularly when the tent is new, but the tent is very taut.....important in wind-shedding. Guy out the two guylines, and lash down the rainfly, and it's a very "tight" tent. I chose this tent over the Mountain Hardware Trango II and TNF Mountain 25, and am quite glad that I did. This tent may not be as "popular" as those two, but give this tent a test drive, and you'll be quite impressed. A few things to note....you have to seal the seams in the corners (seam sealer supplied), and the directions are not accurate with the front tent pole. They state (at least the directions I received) to use the black pole, which is actually the vestibule pole. The large pole that has two 120 degree bends in it is actually the front tent pole. However, I wouldn't let those two minor issues detract from the tents 5 star rating....
Posted Mar 15, 2002 6:24 am

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