by keth0601 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:40 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:39 pm
by keth0601 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:54 pm
ExcitableBoy wrote:Over the last 15 years more MH Trangos have been used by guide services on Rainier, Denali, and Everest than any other tent. They are very solid, very durable, and very roomy. I have spent many nights in a Trango2 and MH Annapurna (same tent, but with lighter, techier materials). The floor plan is very roomy for two people for extended trips.
Its true that silicone is more UV resistant than polyurethane, however, if you get out enough to wear out a Trango, you are a very lucky man. My most used tent is PU coated nylon and it is going strong after 17 years of a lot of use.
Can't really go wrong with either tent, but I would question if you really need a three person tent. If your plans are for extended trips with three people then a three person tent makes sense. If most of the time your trips are with two people, occasionally adding a third, then a Trango2 would work just fine. These tents are heavy, and personally I would want the lightest tent that fits my needs.
by ExcitableBoy » Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:19 pm
My main concern with the Trango 2 was the interior height. I'm 6'2" and wonder if I would be able to sit up properly in the Trango 2? Normally I wouldn't be too concerned, but potentially spending 5+ days in a tent weather-bound I'd want to at least be able to sit up straight and stretch my back a bit... Haven't had a chance to try it in person yet (might get to this year), but just going off my experience in other tents I think it will be cutting it close.
by 96avs01 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:15 pm
by Sunny Buns » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:04 am
by ExcitableBoy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:09 pm
96avs01 wrote:Excellent info as always from EB. His comment about the weight of the Trango 2 is why they'll have to pry my Annapurna from my dead hands. Everyone that's spent a night/trip in that tent loves it. They show up on ebay every now and then if you're patient.
by ExcitableBoy » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:22 pm
Sunny Buns wrote:For less weight, take a peek at a Stephenson Warmlite 2-man for each member of the expedition.
by Sunny Buns » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:32 am
I did notice condensation was an issue more so than any other tent I've used. They are basically made to order so you could get a long version with the double wall option that they claim reduces condensation. For comparison, my partner had the 2R, single wall version.
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