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danel
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Four Season tent
Jun 30th, 2009 at 10:23pm
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Has anyone researched  2/3 person four season tents in NZ...maybe looking at the Macpac Olympus or the MSR Asgard or some of the other MSR tents. The other brands which look good are Marmot and Vaude. I want the best I can get. Weight is not the prime consideration. Any info will be much appreciated.
  
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Re: Four Season tent
Reply #1 - Jun 30th, 2009 at 10:34pm
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Macpac plateau (formely Fairydown plateau) has a very bomb proof design. I would not want to carry one in my pack...

http://secure.macpac.co.nz/shop/en_nz/gear-and-clothing/tents/tents-mountain/pla...

Have heard good things about the Exped tents, I own a 1 person exped tent and the build quality was excellent.

  
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Reply #2 - Jun 30th, 2009 at 11:04pm
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I will look into the Expeds, I know they make good gear and they seem a bit cheaper than the MSR and Macpacs. The Exped Orion has a review which puts it ahead of the Macpac Olympus.

I looked at the Doite Pro Aconcagua but at 5 kg it is heavy and the floor seemed a bit light
  
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Re: Four Season tent
Reply #3 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 8:03am
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Ive got the Exped Orion and the Venus II they are both great tents being side entry tents you need a bigger flat area to pitch then say the Olympus. They are well made, you can pitch them with the fly attached so the inner stays dry. Another plus for side entry tent you can in and out without crawling all over your gear



One fault with the Orion is with the door it only opens on one side so if the wind changes you cant open the other side you can with the Venus.
  

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Reply #4 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 8:50pm
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Well I have narrowed it down to a choice between the Exped Venus 111 or the MSR Elbow Room 111. The Exped is a bit bigger which might sway me. Does anyone have any of these tents?
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 9:29pm
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Hi danel,I've been using a MSR Fury(on left) for my last five or six years alpining and it has served my well in heavy weather conditions with seven days of snow  blizards (65 knt winds)and westland rain storms the longest test,yeh ya body is aching at that stage but a storm is as pleaseurable as it can get when you have peice of mind.I use it as a one maner but it is two,touching the sides gets ya bag wet over long periods of being hut bound which sucks,all tents do this due to the water your body releases.I'll try and attach a photoI highly recomend this tent.The tub floor acts like a waterbed if ya get flooded but does'nt leak!
  
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Reply #6 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 9:34pm
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It didn't come with guy ropes or snow stakes,you can buy them from the guys that supply it.Also it has good pockets down the sides and a great suspended ceiling shelf to keep things organised and handy,
  
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Re: Four Season tent
Reply #7 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 9:38pm
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bit of a overkill having a chillybin there lazyarse Grin
  

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Reply #8 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 9:38pm
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Thats a wicked pic, dont spose you had much trouble finding ice for your chillybin. Smiley
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 10:03pm
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Stops the bourbon an coke from freezn!
  
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Reply #10 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 10:08pm
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Stops the bourbon an coke from freezn!


Good on ya mate. Grin
  
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Re: Four Season tent
Reply #11 - Jul 1st, 2009 at 10:18pm
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f**k me with a lawnmower, that looks cold

wicked, wicked pic, cheers
  

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Re: Four Season tent
Reply #12 - Jul 2nd, 2009 at 12:44pm
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Hi danel,I've been using a MSR Fury(on left) for my last five or six years alpining and it has served my well in heavy weather conditions with seven days of snow  blizards (65 knt winds)and westland rain storms the longest test,yeh ya body is aching at that stage but a storm is as pleaseurable as it can get when you have peice of mind.I use it as a one maner but it is two,touching the sides gets ya bag wet over long periods of being hut bound which sucks,all tents do this due to the water your body releases.I'll try and attach a photoI highly recomend this tent.The tub floor acts like a waterbed if ya get flooded but does'nt leak!


I too have an MSR Fury, and i wouldn't reccommend anything else.  It has been out in some pretty severe weather and has never let me down.  A serious tent for serious hunting
  
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Re: Four Season tent
Reply #13 - Jul 2nd, 2009 at 3:02pm
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How do you find your tent again after a hunt if you approach it from the rear?  Huh Cheesy
  

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Re: Four Season tent
Reply #14 - Jul 2nd, 2009 at 3:51pm
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blackbunny wrote on Jul 2nd, 2009 at 3:02pm:
How do you find your tent again after a hunt if you approach it from the rear?  Huh Cheesy



BB if you approach anything enough from the rear, they, I mean it, becomes very familiar and easy to identify
  

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