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The importance of a tent

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:43 am

How important is it for you? D'you think it rises the temperature a lot :?: Or is it better for protect from humidity, precipitations and wind :?:

BTW, any good, waterproof and light tent for two :?: Sold in Europe please
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Postby Dan the Jones » Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:58 am

Is weight an issue? I love to carry a nice strudy tent no matter how hot or cold it is. I live in the southwest and even on warm summer nights I still bring along a tent. I think it provides a certain amount of privacy and security in the wilderness. I just never have enjoyed the whole out in the open sleeping experience.
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:01 am

It's an issue but I'd prefer a high (waterproof & wind resistance / light) ratio
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Postby Dan the Jones » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:09 am

How about bivy sack, light weight and often fully waterproof. A Bibler bivy sack is light weight, but waterproof also. I believe it provides the protection of a tent, but the openness of sleeping under nothing.
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:13 am

We are looking for a good tent for two, we both have bivy sacks
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Postby DBaker » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:44 am

If I can dig myself into the ice/snow to block the wind, I generally don't bring a tent, just my sleeping bag and bivy. If I can't, I bring my tent. So somewhat converse to what you'd expect, I bring a tent during the summer and not during the winter. My tent is a Kelty Quartz 2, incidentially- 4 season but still pretty light (also cheap).
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ever use a tarp

Postby fluffhead555 » Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:48 am

I like to use a lightweight tarp for camping, depending on the season. Ultimate ventilation in warm spots, and isnt too loud in the wind if you stretch it out good. It can really increase your comfort level in a tight bivy situation, but always takes some degree of help from the surrounding terrain. i can rig mine up to more or less lay flat on one end and be open just enough on the head end with an aluminum pack stay. pretty cool, check it out.
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Postby David Pneuman » Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:04 am

Check out the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 3. Best size to weight out there with a bonus of being bomber in bad weather.

I say the 3 vs. the 2 as you will appreciate that little bit of extra room, trust me.
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Postby MJY » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:58 am

How important is it for you?


If it's DRY and not too cold having a tent isn't such a big deal. For me, precip. is the major deal.

Are you looking for a 4 season? My 4 season tent is a Walrus and it's pretty rugged, but they were bought out by another company, so I guess that isn't much help.

If it's three season I'd suggest looking at the Black Diamond lighthouse (or another similar). If you really want light, Golite makes tarp tents. Those have worked well for me with lightweight backpacking, but I haven't used them in cold/really nasty weather.
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:33 am

We need an all-season tent for two; hard, waterproof and light. Those marks (aside North face) are not sold here. Wich North face tent :?: Any answer from Europe :?:
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Postby desainme » Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:15 pm

Wild Country and Terra Nova make some tents and they are in Europe. I bought their Solar Tent and it withstood a trememdous rainstorm in Ohio. I have had in the yard in the snow at 0 F I think that tent manufacturers in England are inclined toward good waterproofing since the place is so wet. http://www.summitpostgear.com/image/1717/779/solar-tent.html
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Postby Dottie Little Tent » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:54 pm

From my expereince I'd say a tent esp a 4 season one, with warm bodies in it can be at least 10+ degress warmer than outside. I use a tent more often for bugs and rain, but it can add warmth.
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Warmth inside tent

Postby Arthur Digbee » Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:14 pm

I'll bring a thermometer next time to get the exact figure, but in my three-season tent (REI Half Dome) with two people I can sit comfortably in a long-sleeve shirt (not sweater) without coat, gloves or hat when it's in the 20s outside. That would suggest a 20-30 degree increase in warmth with that tent. Four-season tents should do better. :D
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:16 pm

No, I'll try to find it. Any info :?:
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