Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

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Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by okworldwide » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:51 pm

Hello,

I've been using the same North Face Mountain-24 tent since 1994. It's a beautiful piece of equipment.
The rectangular foot print works well on smaller ledges or when you can only shovel out so much level ground at the end of the day. Also love it's low profile. It's a little on the heavy side though and I'm thinking of going with a sturdy 3 season tent.
Would really like to hear what kinds of tents you guys prefer for steep snow and technical routes, very cold, stormy conditions, wind, dumping snow. What's the lightest tent you would take on steep winter routes above 4000 meters?

Kevin

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by ExcitableBoy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:38 pm

Integral Designs MKI Lite or Bibler/Black Diamond I-Tent

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by spiritualspatula » Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:35 am

Depending upon how tall you are, consider the Eldorado instead of the Itent. I use the Itent for just me, laying diagonal, and I'm about 6'1.

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by Kai » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:16 am

My blog has some information/opinions on tents I've used (Integral Designs, Black Diamond, Rab, Brooks Range.)

http://www.larsonweb.com/shelter/index.html

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by adventurer » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:59 pm

The Mountain Hardwear EV2
"When you travel, if you avoid the people, reject the food, ignore the customs, and fear the religion..... you might as well stay home"
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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by Joe White » Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:49 pm

Black Diamond Firstlight has been a good tent for me.
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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by Franky » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:10 pm

Consider the Sierra Designs Convert 2. That Tent is awesome and can be had for a bargain. Waterproof with pretty good ventilation and comes with the zip off vestibule. Highly durable, versatile, awesomeness.

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by zooben1 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:52 pm

I have spent many a comfy night in the NEMO Tenshi.

I love it.

It has stood up to the winds of the Presidential range to the down pours of the Cascades.

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by WML » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:54 pm

Franky wrote:Consider the Sierra Designs Convert 2. That Tent is awesome and can be had for a bargain. Waterproof with pretty good ventilation and comes with the zip off vestibule. Highly durable, versatile, awesomeness.


I have the same tent, can't say enough about it!

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by aedwards » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:15 pm

WML wrote:
Franky wrote:Consider the Sierra Designs Convert 2. That Tent is awesome and can be had for a bargain. Waterproof with pretty good ventilation and comes with the zip off vestibule. Highly durable, versatile, awesomeness.


I have the same tent, can't say enough about it!


I have one too. Great tent so far!

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by pyerger » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:01 pm

Black diamond/ Bibler

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by BigMitch » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:30 am

Kai:

Thank you for the link to your great blog. You answered a series of my questions about the Rab Summit Extreme.

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Re: Best 2-person Mountaineering Tent

by Old School WB » Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:30 am

I have used and loved Sierra Designs tents for about 20 years, but did buy a Black Diamond Fitzroy about two years ago. Not the lightest BD/Bibler tent around, but the larger size is great. I have had three big guys, skinny, but all around 6 feet tall, fit no problem inside, very little else though. With two people, the tent is massive inside, with tons of space for packs and gear.

I would have loved to have gotten the SD Convert (did I mention I love SD tents ;-), but I needed a light and strong 3 person tent for expedition climbing in the Yukon. I think SD may have a Convert 3 tent now, but back in 2008 there was only the 2 man.

The Fitzroy performed very well in high winds and big snow falls up to about 5000 metres in the Yukon. Back home in the Canadian Rockies, I have used the Fitzroy both summer and winter mountaineering and love it. It does pack very small and I have never had condensation issues. If you do not require the extra space, go for the Convert 2 or the BD I-tent.

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