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Postby Somewhat of a Prick » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:13 pm


I'm 6'3 and 185lbs. I just used that thing for my Chicago Basin trip. I fit in it just fine and had room for shoes, my book, toiletries, and a few other essentials. VERY light. We were rained on as well and I did not get wet. I would recommend this tent to anyone.
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Postby bob863 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:28 pm

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Postby ryanmicj » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:41 pm

I've been using an REI Camp Dome (it might be a Half Dome - can't remember) for the last 10 years and its served me well. Its never leaked or had any problems. However, its not all that light (~5#), so I'll probably get something lighter someday for backpacking trips. Still, its dependable and easy to set up, and only $100.
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Postby shearmodulus » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:31 pm

I like my Kelty Gunnison 2.0 - it's a couple of years old, but the newest model is pretty much the same: http://www.rei.com/product/847633/kelty-gunnison-22-tent

It's a tight two person tent, but has two doors and two exterior vestibules for gear, making it sleep larger. I carry it when I roll solo because if I'm stuck in a tent due to crappy weather, I need a bit more room.

+1 on tarp tents, though, if you're looking for no frills. You could even use an army issue poncho and bungee cords and your trek poles if you really want to save weight.

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Postby bob863 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:18 pm

I'll chime in with ryanmicj, I've been using an REI Dome (or Half Dome) for over 20 years....it's gotten me through 52 14'ers and I'm not ready to trade it in yet....
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Postby Hungry Jack » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:04 am

Tarptent is a great choice. If you want a freestanding tent, the Eureka backcountry 1 is very roomy. Rei quarter dome is another good choice, but less roomy.

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