Bunker 1


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Bunker 1
Manufacturer Mountain Hardwear
Page By GoVolcano
Page Type Nov 19, 2007 / Nov 19, 2007
Object ID 4289
Hits 3588

Product Description

(From Moosejaw.com)

Capacity: 1
Minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 4 oz.; 1.47 kg.
Pitchlight Weight: n/a
Canopy: n/a
Floor: Superlight 2000 PE Nylon
Reinforcement: VX02, VX04
Poles: Yunan Scandium PF; 2: 12 mm.
Usage: High Altitude Mountaineering


Guaranteed watertight construction
Atlas Scandium PF poles
Conduit FR 30D fly fabric
Evolution tension arch
Welded adjustable flysheet mesh vents with zipper
1 SVX window
Welded Zipper flaps
Watertight door zippers
Reflective zipper pulls
Welded mesh storage pockets
Superlight buckles and webbing


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kyroklimber - Jul 2, 2008 1:54 am - Hasn't voted

Bomber Tent But Too Small
Mountain Hardwear did not skimp anywhere on this tent except the size. I have owned and used several different types and styles of tents such as: north face nebula (3 season), black diamond betamid and betalight (3 season tarp tents), bibler tempest (4 season), kelty vortex (3 season) and more. I do solo winter ski ascents of mountains several times a year. I was searching for a self standing bomb proof solo tent with the poles on the exterior. That is precisely what you get with this tent. Pros: Once practiced, setting up this tent in windy, snowy conditions with gloves on is very quick and manageable for one person. Has mostly all essential features of many simular large mountaineering tents; proper venting, freeze-proof window, seam sealed / taped, extra guy-out points etc. Poles are oversized and superstrong. Can setup without dragging snow inside the tent and poles don't freeze up due to frozen condensation as they do with the Bibler Tempest. Very stable in 40-60 mph winds when properly setup. Cons: With any tent of this type if you don't ventilate expect to take a shower in the morning whether you wanted one or not. Only major drawback of this tent is its smallish size. I'm 5'10" and often use a 6ft plus size sleeping bag so that I can fit my boots inside the bag--the footbox and head cover of my bag are always touching the ends of the tent and I always have to slouch forward inorder to sit up. So if you are taller than me, my advice is to look at some other tents with more room, you definetly have other options at this price point.

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