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Offline rbinhood

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Interesting Tunnel Tent
« on: April 06, 2017, 06:29:31 PM »
https://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys/Slumberjack-Overland-8-person-Tent/11819542/product.html?utm_medium=display&utm_source=criteo&utm_campaign=display&CID=242057&width=300&height=600&dclid=COyws97ukNMCFQ5sAQodFB0N1A

This is an interesting tunnel tent from Slumberjack. Also comes in a 10 person version. The 8 person version weighs less than 20 lbs. Don't know what the pole material is. There is a video of the tent on the website. There may be issues with being able to close down the ventilation system to prevent drafts. Price is not bad for someone who want to get into Winter camping on the cheap. Also comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Re: Interesting Tunnel Tent
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2017, 07:31:29 PM »
Interesting. I'd be cautious very no extremely reluctant to attempt winter camping in that tent. Any snow load on the tent, IMO/judgement, would wreak havoc onto the inhabitants.


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Re: Interesting Tunnel Tent
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2017, 09:42:22 PM »
While the basic design is OK the strength, quality and quality control  is abysmal, they retail here for $199- at the moment as nobody was buying at $500-
9mm FG wands on a tent this big????
Basiclly they are a big kids play tent, but not a tent for big kids

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Re: Interesting Tunnel Tent
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2017, 07:25:09 AM »
Been doing some real looking around
For about the same money you could get a second hand REI Kingdom and for not much more a new REI Kingdom, a tent I did ask about using

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Re: Interesting Tunnel Tent
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 02:22:48 PM »

Actually tunnel tents are great for winter IF they have angled vestibules at both ends and strong poles. See Hilleberg's tunnel tents.

Eric B.

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Re: Interesting Tunnel Tent
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 06:17:37 AM »
""Actually tunnel tents are great for winter IF they have angled vestibules at both ends and strong poles. See Hilleberg's tunnel tents.

Eric B.
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I totally agree, but getting one tall enough to stand up in with selling my soul to the Devel or my grandchildren into servitude is the problem.
Hilleberg use 16mm alloy poles on their big tunnel and I can't afford it.
Hence my comment on the REI  Kingdom series tunnel tents
These used to be available with  separate vestibules so you could buy 2 one for each end, now you get one vestibule attached at one end anfd you can buy a "Garage" for the other entry but the "Garage" isn't strong enough for even a light snow load. Unfortunately REI are not even remotely interested in our tiny segment of the market
Hillebergs Stallon is to big and too heavy and costs as much as the heart surgery you'll need if you try and backpack one
http://us.hilleberg.com/EN/tent/blue-label-tents/stalon-xl/

Hillebergs Keron 4 Gt is a good footprint size but too low to the ground for comfort long term
http://us.hilleberg.com/EN/tent/black-label-tents/keron-4-gt/

I have contacted Hilleberg about a bigger version of the Keron using 12mm poles but they do not see the need for a taller tent in the tunnel configuration; they sell the Saitaris and the Atlas for those that need height but even the Saitaris isn't all that tall

http://us.hilleberg.com/EN/tent/black-label-tents/saitaris/

I know of somebody who uses a Saitaris as their solo winter tent, a mad Dutchman over 6'6" tall who needs that much room, he camps in my area every winter like I do and skis the runs,
It costs the same as a week in a ski lodge here so after the first season he's laughing


http://us.hilleberg.com/EN/tent/blue-label-tents/atlas/#link_componentsLink

Now a Keron 6 GT using 12mm poles and an extended Gt vestibules at each end  that is using 6 poles and 1650 in height would be my choice