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Offline Da_Xamper

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Need 4 season tent
« on: January 12, 2008, 11:56:44 pm »
Hey, looking for a 4 season tent, dont know much about this stuff, but im getting into camping more and more everyday, im looking to spend around 200-400$ on a tent, any suggestions on brands and stuff that would be good for this price, or even if you've got one youre looking to sell, lemme know, thanks

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Re: Need 4 season tent
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 09:16:55 am »
Check out Eureka's Assault Outfitter.  It's a roomy 4 season tent.  We've been using ours for 4 or 5 years, specifically for winter camping.  Size wise I find it perfect for two people winter camping. 

LeBaron's has it for sale, less than $400.00

http://www.lebaron.ca/pdf_files_sp08/camping/eureka_alpinemeadows.pdf


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Re: Need 4 season tent
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 09:44:10 am »
Do you really need a four-season? Most 4 season tents are heavy and bulky, and too claustrophobicfor summer use, If you use sheltered sites you may not need it. There are basically 3 things to watch for- snow load, wind load, and ventilation. A steep pitch and full fly will will help eliminate snow load- the snow will slide off and the full fly will keep it away from the tent body. A sheltered site combined with good poles and tiedowns will help with wind load, and duel vestibules or high low venting wil help a lot.
Before you buy, have the salesman set it up and take a good look at the tent, keeping in mind the points above, you may decide to spend your money on something you will be comfortable in year- round

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Re: Need 4 season tent
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 05:03:51 pm »
ok, thanks, so if i dont need a 4 season, but a 3 season.... any info on that? I guess im not going to be int he open all the time, so yeah, i guess a 3 season would be better, im gonna be in the forest more i think, but sometimes in the mountains possibly... are 3 seasons okay for big windstorms and rainstorms though? im also thinking about doing the WCT (the west coast trail) late summer, and guessing i would need a pretty decent tent for that, but no a 4 season right?

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Re: Need 4 season tent
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 07:33:42 pm »
If you're above the tree line, I would go for a four season. if not, sure a 3 would be fine. Most of the eureka, Jack wolfskin and MEC 3 season tents will take a moderate snow load with no problem.
Can you give more info on party size, intended use, how you plan to carry it, etc.
what I said above are generalizations, having no information about your intended use or location

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Re: Need 4 season tent
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 10:07:03 pm »
well, im usually in treed areas, thinking about doing the west coast trail, and heard its really windy and rainy, but i am also thinking about doing some trips up mountains, like Mt Whimper, and its snowy up there, and not too many trees... and i want to be able to pack very lightly, im going to be doing lots of hiking with this tent, so i want it to be light... and also, ive slept in those tents that have that tent space, not sure if you know what i mean, its that part where the cover makes extra space where you keep your luggage and shoes, but not inside of the tent... lemme know if this is enough info... thanks

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Re: Need 4 season tent
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 07:24:15 pm »
any help??

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Re: Need 4 season tent
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2008, 05:57:11 am »
how many people will this tent need to house?

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Re: Need 4 season tent
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 02:19:37 pm »
I recently bought a Sierra omega tent which is advertised as a convertible 3 or 4 season tent. I set it up once in the yard but am waiting for this winter to see how it works out.