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Offline Clayman56

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Tents in sept
« on: May 13, 2018, 10:57:01 AM »
What tents do you all use in the back high country in September? I need something light and that doesn't trap moisture. Brands or models?

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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 10:58:57 AM »
Hilleberg anjan 3man has worked great for me. I wish I had the 2man with the extended vestibule. It is a bullet proof tent though.


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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 11:10:56 AM »
Thank you I will check it out. Off the top of your head Do you know how much it weighs?

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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 11:46:37 AM »
Tarptent Stratospire - 2.5 lbs. plenty of space for you and your gear.

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Tents in sept
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 11:52:32 AM »
Thank you I will check it out. Off the top of your head Do you know how much it weighs?
4-5lb range. Its not the lightest, but they are one of the toughest. We also use a Kifaru sawtooth w/ a stove and I think thats the best setup for the mtns in September.


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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 01:05:49 PM »
Big Agnes Copper Spur 2. Just over 3 lbs and room for two in a pinch. Two doors and two doors and two vestibules. Best for solo and gear.

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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 11:30:55 PM »
Warbonnet Ground Tarp if the weather is 80 down to 20.  Otherwise JimmyTarp Hudson w/stovejack. Both fit myself and my brother and gear
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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 04:39:42 AM »
North Face Rock 22. Not as fancy as some, but works for me. If I need bigger, I drag out the Alaskan Guide 6 man.
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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 10:18:44 AM »
Just a heads up. If you want something that doesn't trap moisture you will need a slightly heavier tent. Any single wall tent will suffer from Moisture/condesation buildup in the mornings.


I use LightHeart Gear tents Solong 6 (26oz) when I go solo, and their Duo tent for the wife and I when we backpack together.

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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 01:00:14 PM »
Im going to Colorado in September and trying to stay on a budget, I saw some reviews for an MSR Elixir, does anyone have any experience good or bad with it? The 2 person is around $250 and is a reputable company so figured Id give it a shot.


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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 01:49:47 PM »
My experience is from years of backpacking. 2 person means 1 person and gear. If you are going with 2 people, then you will really need a 3 person tent

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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 07:42:44 PM »
My experience is from years of backpacking. 2 person means 1 person and gear. If you are going with 2 people, then you will really need a 3 person tent

Amen.  The manufacturers version of adult is very askew from what a normal adult human would be. I have a 2p backpacking tent and my 7 year old can barely squeeze in with a friend.
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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2018, 09:49:12 AM »
I love my Tarptent Stratospire 2.  It is actually abnormal as you could fit 3 guys in it (62 in wide when "extended", and 2 people actually have extra room.  2 doors, large vestibules and under 3 lbs.  I've not had any condensation issues.  I got mine used off a hiking website (Trailspace) for around $200 so you can find them for a better price if you're patient and have time.  Great 3 season tent IMO.

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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2018, 01:32:12 PM »
I love my Lightheart gear Duo for the wife and I and our 60lbs dog. 2 vestibules and plenty of room for two adults.


It is a single wall tent and does have some condensation issues occasionally.

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Re: Tents in sept
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2018, 01:06:48 AM »
Another vote for the Tarptent StratoSpire 2. Im tinkering with the idea of adding a stove jack to one of the vestibules and running it without the bug net in snowy/wet conditions.


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