Mountain hardwear bunker 1

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Postby altitudesick » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:13 am

anyone have this tent. looking to by a bomber one person and saw this.thought id ask for some story before i drop 450 dollars
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Postby Pivvay » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:20 am

What's the weight? If I was in the market for a bomber mountaineering tent right now I'd track down the RAB EVent tent. Let me know if you can't find the one I'm talking about. It's worth a look for sure.
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Postby yorksman » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:19 am

The RAB EVent tent weighs 1lb more than the Mountain H. Bomber. which is 3lbs 14oz with bag and all. I found the RAB eVent on the web at $399 and $450 for the Bomber.
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Postby Pivvay » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:24 am

RAB summit extreme measured weight 3 lb 15.2 oz (1.79 kg); includes tent body, poles, six stakes, and two standard guylines

The external poles alone would make me personally not buy the bunker 1.
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Postby yorksman » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:30 am

Pivvay wrote:RAB summit extreme measured weight 3 lb 15.2 oz (1.79 kg); includes tent body, poles, six stakes, and two standard guylines

The external poles alone would make me personally not buy the bunker 1.



Pivvay weight is wrong. On the RAB website it says 2200g for this tent which is 2200 g = 4.85016 lb
OR 4 lb and 13.6027 oz
http://www.rab.uk.com/products_shelter_summitex.html
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Postby Pivvay » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:37 am

That is not wrong. It's ACTUAL MEASURED WEIGHT of one of these tents. However you're free to believe what you want. It's your own booty out there. Obviously my preference is clear if we're talking bomber, 1-2 person mountaineering tent. I won't add anything else unless the OP wants me to.
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Postby yorksman » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:45 am

Chris, I don't want to be in a pissing match here but where did you get that weight, I would be the first to admit if I am wrong but all the sites I surfed have the same weight.
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Postby Pivvay » Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:06 am

That's because manufacturer listed weights are terrible. Either they're wrong or they don't tell you what they include (or leave out) and sometimes they just flat out lie.

This weight is from a review on the backpackinglight website. It's a paid subscription site but it's very good and they are very accurate. It's very clear as to what is included as well.

Beware weights not actually measured by someone (I weigh all my gear however I don't own this tent...yet) or a reputable third party. Trusting mfgs is just asking to be disappointed and/or wrong.
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Postby altitudesick » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:04 pm

so in the midst of the confusion which one is a better tent? and could you give me a link to the website? my current tent wieghed almost a pound more than what it said so i can see some confusion, just as long as its under 5 pounds im not worried, as long asit will last me my entire lifetime, o and pivvy are we doing the elk traverse next summer? i figure it would take 3-4 days... :twisted:
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Postby ADKben » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:58 pm

I reckon u buy 'merican..
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Postby firsttracks » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:52 am

Here's another interesting option:

Stephenson Tents (warning: site does contain nudity for some strange reason)

2-person model weighs in at 2.75 lb, for $499.

These tents are very different: they are not freestanding, but they end up being fairly bomber. I've used one in a fairly extreme environment (17,200' on Denali, -30F), and it worked great. It's a bit noisy in the wind, but most tents are. Can't beat the weight. (ADKBen: It's American.)

These are great for backpacking in the summer, too.
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Postby Mountainhardwear junkie » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:53 pm

I can't imagine trying to stake out a non-freestanding tent with snow pickets. Yeah free standing tents are heavier, but I think they are well worth the weight. The Mountain Hardwear Bunker is based on the EV2, which is considered one of the best mountaineering tents on the market. I'm sure it is bombproof. Check Black Diamond for lighter, but not fully waterproof tents, Bibler for heavier, fully waterproof options, and Sierra Designs for some more reasonably priced tents.

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