4 Season Tent - Nemo Moki 3p or Mountain Hardwear EV 3

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Which One

Poll ended at Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:53 am

Nemo Moki 3p
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Mountain Hardwear EV3
4
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Other
5
56%
 
Total votes: 9
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4 Season Tent - Nemo Moki 3p or Mountain Hardwear EV 3

Postby ryanmay » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:53 am

We are in the process of buying our first 4 season tent. Through my research, I believe I have narrowed it down to 2.

Nemo Moki 3p
http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo2012-moki-tent

Mountain Hardwear EV3
http://www.mountainhardwear.com/EV%E2%84%A2-3/OU9494,default,pd.html

Does anyone have any personal experience with either of them? They both seem pretty amazing!
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Re: 4 Season Tent - Nemo Moki 3p or Mountain Hardwear EV 3

Postby I Man » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:26 pm

We used the EV3 on Rainier this July. It was small, but sufficient for 3 climbers and gear. Durability seems to be an issue as some stake loops ripped and we experienced rockfall at one of our camps that tore a hole in the side.

We spent 5 nights in a row in it without too much trouble.

That being said, overall I like the tent very much. 7lbs is a great weight for what it is, but it is certainly designed for high altitude.

I would use the tent again, and going forward I think it will be used for high camps on the big boys.
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Re: 4 Season Tent - Nemo Moki 3p or Mountain Hardwear EV 3

Postby kushrocks » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:28 pm

PM my buddy Kevo. He used the Nemo Moki on Denali last year.
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Re: 4 Season Tent - Nemo Moki 3p or Mountain Hardwear EV 3

Postby ed20320 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:52 am

remember your going to get a wide variety of answers.

I saw an EV3 collapse on Aconcagua. on Denali and Aconcagua, i used TNF tents. a mountain tent on denali and a VE25 on aconcagua. while i think everyone would agree North Face isn't the company it used to be, these 2 tents have been staples for many years.

take a look at hilleburg as well. the Janeu is 6.5 pounds for a 4 season tent, large footprint and its a Hilleburg.

good luck.

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Re: 4 Season Tent - Nemo Moki 3p or Mountain Hardwear EV 3

Postby climbing_rob » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:07 pm

On the surface, the EV3 looks great. Lots of space for the weight. The Achilles heal of this kind of tent: It does not have a separate vestibule. A vestibule is crucial on Big, High mountains when you are trapped in a tent for days. I would look at tents with vestibules. that Moki looks a lot better to me, but also check out the tried and true Trango line of tents from MHW. The Trango 2 looks similar in specs. I just bought a new Trango 2 for the CMC HAMs school for half price, right around $300. It goes on sale often.
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Re: 4 Season Tent - Nemo Moki 3p or Mountain Hardwear EV 3

Postby nyker » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:27 pm

Check out Hilleberg Tents

Bomber tents, doublwall that pitches like a single wall and pretty lightweight.
They have their 4 season models, then tougher/stronger 4 season models.

http://www.hilleberg.com/usa.htm
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Re: 4 Season Tent - Nemo Moki 3p or Mountain Hardwear EV 3

Postby Climbdent » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:47 pm

If you end up getting an EV2/3 make sure that you get the 2012 or newer model which are lighter (changed the waterproofing on the floor). However, I agree with Climbing_Rob that I would want a tent that has a vestibule for days of poor weather.

As per collapsing tents, failure to properly build a wall or dig in isn't indicative of a quality tent just poor mountaineering skills.

I have stay in Helleberg tents and they are well designed and you can't go wrong. TNF tents tend to be really heavy, but if you are dropping a tent in one spot and not having to carry or move camps it doesn't really matter.

You might also look into this tent. http://brooks-range.com/Invasion-Tent.html. It is similar in design as the EV2 but with a vestibule but I'm not sure if they have a 3person version. I stayed in the tent for a couple of days on Rainier this Summer. It's not the biggest tent around but if you are doing a route like Liberty Ridge you will not mind.

One last note, if possible sleep in a friends single wall tent in poor weather before buying one to see if the significant condensation if something you want deal with.

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