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Agent_Jaws wrote:Cool post but I'd like to see how it holds up under a breeze. It looks a little top heavy, not very aerodynamic, but then I'm new with civilian tents so I dunno.
Bster13 wrote:That's massive! I wonder how big Derrick's Kelty was during our last outing for comparison? Here is my winter tent:
http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colemanc ... =9260-107P
Not quite as big or as good a rain fly, but then again I'm only 5-9 and it served me well on my Ozarks trip in a night full of strong thunderstorms. Hopefully we'll both get to test them out this coming winter.
Kentucky J wrote:Great review, man! The photos are awesome and seem to cover pretty much every aspect of the tent I imagine I'd be curious about.
As an afterthought, how are the zippers on that sucker?
Rush2112 wrote:TheLight is a pot-kicking man-ape gone wrong. But we still love him and his ability to carry entire trees at once.
Well with a 10x9 footprint and enough center height for me to stand straight up (I'm 6'-3"), it's a tall tent, from any angle. I think part of my strategy will be to try and dope the prevailing wind... point a vestibule at it and the tent will be a little more aerodynamic (I hope?). In any case it came with serious stakes and has plenty of stake out points including guys on the fly. I think it will do ok.outoforder2day wrote:I'd like to see how that performs as well. It looks top heavy but that could just be the angles.
What is this "heater" you speak of? Anyways I *usually* have a "plan B" (and plan "d'-oh!").outoforder2day wrote:I'll bring a spare tarp and heater in case it breaks on the trip .
Time will tell... it's definitely leaps and bounds better than the other tents I have so that's something. Browning sold another tent that seemed identical to this one except for aluminum poles and they call that one 4-season. If mine will pass for 3 1/2, I'll be pleased.outoforder2day wrote:It looks like it will shed snow pretty well. Nice find, especially for the price!
Open vestibules and the ventilation is great. There's quite a bit of mesh at the top. and a few inches between the fly and inside fabric, so I hope closed up it will do well. I'll have to spend a night or two in it to really get an impression. [/quote]outoforder2day wrote:How's the ventilation and how much space do you have between the tent and the fly?
Thanks man. Hey, did you get an emergency ration bar review up yet? I suffered greatly for that cause, ya know (still trying to regain full jaw function...)outoforder2day wrote:Great review!
Bster13 wrote:Couple of questions...
a) How many do you think you could sleep in there comfortably with a (large like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmIs-hcQ-60) ammo can wood stove in there?
b) If we wanted to sit around the wood stove at night instead of the campfire, how many chairs you think we could cram in there?
Bster13 wrote:I was under the impression you could "put a stove jack in anything" but I really have no clue. Is the tent silnylon or heavier stuff?
Bster13 wrote:Do you recall if the tent had to shed a decent amount of snow? How did it do?
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