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Jun 23rd, 2009 at 5:27pm
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Whats a good, light tent, capable of sleeping myself and gear?  As Ive been looking at a few recently, and 1 man tents seem to be a little small!  Is it best to use a fly instead?

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Reply #1 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 5:41pm
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I have a MSR hubber, itís great, and plenty big enough to fit me + gear and you can sit up in it comfortably so you could spend the day in it if the weather sucked unlike most 1 man tents that are to short to sit up in. Its quality, light weight (1.2kg?), double skinned and is real easy to pitch.

Perfect for camping in the tops.


If your a bush hunter I hear the huntec 2 man bivy is pretty dam good and light even if you are on your own, it needs a pole/nearby tree and it is open at one end so is probably not as good as a tent up in the tussock.

Hope this helps.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 5:47pm
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1+ for the MSR.

I had a 1 man for a short time but sold it as it wasn't quite big enough for me,but I'll be getting a 2 man hubba hubba hp for sure.
If you can it might pay to have a look at one first.
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 5:57pm
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1+ for the MSR.

I had a 1 man for a short time but sold it as it wasn't quite big enough for me,but I'll be getting a 2 man hubba hubba hp for sure.
If you can it might pay to have a look at one first.


Didn't I say the 2 man HP Wink
  

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Reply #4 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 6:12pm
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Been looking into tents myself recently. NFI. Here are a few I found after a bit of research:

http://www.eurekatent.com/p-65-timberline-outfitter-4-tent.aspx

http://www.eurekatent.com/p-166-tundraline.aspx

http://www.eurekatent.com/p-71-alpenlite-xt-tent.aspx

http://www.eurekatent.com/p-67-assault-outfitter-4-tent.aspx

All available on amazon.com. Kids are involved so bivy/fly is no go. Some of the cheap crap at the usual stores seems like it will last all of one season. Thoughts on above?
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 7:15pm
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The eureka tent seem to be quite heavy.

The Macpac Minaret is a option, it sleeps 1-2 people and weighs 2.3kg so not the lightest option around,  but it is a good solid design.

I also have heard rumours that Macpac is trailing a 2 person version of the Microlight which could be worth considering if it is true.
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 7:24pm
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What about http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=225005339 or the Black Wolf Mantis 2
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 7:42pm
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The cheaper tents work fine, just need to be treated with respect and out of bad conditions.

Maybe also consider the Outer Limits Starlite if you are on a budget...

http://completeoutdoors.biz/line/4370/look-adventure-tent-2-person-lightweight/
  
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Reply #8 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 7:44pm
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ThomasW wrote on Jun 23rd, 2009 at 7:15pm:
The eureka tent seem to be quite heavy.

The Macpac Minaret is a option, it sleeps 1-2 people and weighs 2.3kg so not the lightest option aroundnm, t it is a good solid design.

I also have heard romours that Macpac is trailing a 2 person version of the Microlight which could be worth considering if it is true.


I second the comments re the Minaret. A good, easy to erect tent with enough room and the ability to handle some gnarly weather (read Wind...lots of !)
  
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Reply #9 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 7:46pm
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I spent a fair bit of time looking at tents on the net. The main feature I was looking for, as well as quality and weight, was a vent up high to reduce the amount of condensation. I finally got a MSR Zoid 2.
Will have it's first outing in a couple of weeks.
  

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Reply #10 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 7:49pm
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I have the outer limits vortex, 3 season 2 man tent, front entrance fits gear/pack has aluminum poles and pegs weighs 2.3kgs and comes with foot print floor.  Also can use it just as a fly with the outer only. 

seems to do the job for NI hunting, handles wet weather and light snow ok.  Cheapish at ~$200 as well.

 

http://www.whiteheather.co.nz/tents/outer/models.html#vortex
  

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Reply #11 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 8:17pm
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If money is no problem this set up works well. I just spent 4 days in the Kaimanawas where it pissed down every day. Everything stayed dry the tent and fly together weigh under 1.5kgs



The tent is a Terra Nova Competition it has more room inside than the MSR Hubba and a huge vestibule but has less head room. I haven't used it in strong winds yet.

http://www.prolitegear.com/terra_nova_laser_competition.html

Then throw a light weight fly over it

http://www.prolitegear.com/pl_id_siltarp2.html
  

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Reply #12 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 8:32pm
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I was going to put a 3 x4 mtr fly over my Great Outdoors Sanctuary 3 2 man tent in Pureora over the weekend as an experiment. Sounds like a good idea. I never got to do it but didn't need it anyway as it was fine but cold..about minus 5 at least.

Personally i would go for a 2 man tent as the extra weight pays off with extra room and comfort. Also super light gear is simply not going to be as strong as something a bit heavier, all other things being equal.

All these guys wanting to save a few kilos and yet they are lumping around a beer gut that must weigh 10 kilos
  
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Reply #13 - Jun 23rd, 2009 at 8:36pm
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All these guys wanting to save a few kilos and yet they are lumping around a beer gut that must weigh 10 kilos
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Reply #14 - Jun 24th, 2009 at 12:42am
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My hunting mate and myself have used the MSR Hubba Hubba Hp 2 man and they've been pretty sweet.(Not 4 winter tahr hunting and the like tho) Buy a huntech fly to go over the tent and provide some shelter 4 outside They are as cheap as and are worth their (light) weight in gold.
  

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