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Dec 28th, 2010 at 6:25pm
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Gday all,

Am booked for a trip to south island for the 2011 roar,
Am after  a new tent and with Macpac having a sale
Am thinking either the Olympus
http://www.macpac.co.nz/shop/en_nz/gear-and-clothing/tents/olympus.html
or the minaret
http://www.macpac.co.nz/shop/en_nz/gear-and-clothing/tents/minaret.html

any feedback or other ideas would be appreciated
  
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Re: New Tent
Reply #1 - Dec 28th, 2010 at 7:28pm
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Both bullet proof tents, with the Minaret perhaps slightly better for extreme alpine conditions as it has a slightly smaller profile.

Having said that though, I would go for the Olympus if there are two of you as the Mineret is very cramped for two for extended trips, especially if the weather is rough.

If you are on your own, then I would go for the Minaret to save weight
  

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Reply #2 - Dec 28th, 2010 at 10:37pm
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after a lot or research I found that the Exped Orion is the best performing 2 man tent...wind tunel tested to 80mph, two big vestibules, high water proof rating,
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 29th, 2010 at 9:03am
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Have a Olympus and it has taken some dreadfull weather also had a Minaret pitched next to it on one trip which was just as good.

More room in the Olympus but you have reduced weight with the Minaret.

Either is an excellent choice

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Reply #4 - Dec 29th, 2010 at 12:28pm
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What about the msr hubba hubba or mutha hubba tents? supposed to be very good but quite expensive.  Are they worth looking at?
  

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Reply #5 - Dec 29th, 2010 at 12:50pm
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For a bullet proof tent with lots of room for 2 people  and gear, you will not be sorry if you buy an Olympus.
Its not the lightest but heck, there is anly about half a kilo weight difference between the lightest and heaviest tents in the higher quality ones.
  
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Reply #6 - Dec 29th, 2010 at 2:21pm
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I can vouch for the Fairydown Altimate.  It's a 4 season alpine tent but they don't make it any more unfortunately.  They pop up on Trademe from time to time.  It is a bit heavier at 2.5kg, but if you split the weight with a mate then it's much more manageable. Smiley
  

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Reply #7 - Dec 29th, 2010 at 2:47pm
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yogi wrote on Dec 29th, 2010 at 12:28pm:
What about the msr hubba hubba or mutha hubba tents? supposed to be very good but quite expensive.  Are they worth looking at?

They are definately worth looking at. I've got a MSR hubba hubba tent and I really like it, really easy and quick to put up, hasn't been in any strong winds yet but I have no doubt that it would stand up to it.
  
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Reply #8 - Dec 29th, 2010 at 7:51pm
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If you have a look at the MSR range and like the look of the Carbon Reflex it might pay to flick Coxy a PM...........you wont be sorry  Wink
  

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Reply #9 - Dec 30th, 2010 at 7:28pm
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Pretty similar but the Minaret is smaller.  I have one - would recommend it.  It's very comfortable for one + kit.  If 2 of you you'd have to stick some kit outside in the entranceway.
2 poles insert to erect + about 6 pegs, done!
  
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Reply #10 - Dec 30th, 2010 at 8:00pm
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Cheers for input fellas,

Had an eye out on trade me for a while, liked the look of the Fairydown Altimate but hardly any around.

Ended up going with the Olympus, for the extra weight it's the width that'll help out, as i'm no stick myself and  another person in the minaret would've been a real tight squeeze. And with the sale prices out now couldn't beat it.   Wink
  
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Reply #11 - Jan 3rd, 2011 at 4:29pm
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MSR all the way after looking at the weights of the Macpac ones in question, the two man MSR carbon reflex tent is under half the weight of the Olympus and would pack down to half the size more than likely, check out the specs here http://cascadedesigns.com/en/msr/tents/fast-and-light-tents/carbon-reflex-2/prod....

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Re: New Tent
Reply #12 - Jan 4th, 2011 at 9:15pm
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Tepuke80 wrote on Dec 30th, 2010 at 8:00pm:
Cheers for input fellas,

Had an eye out on trade me for a while, liked the look of the Fairydown Altimate but hardly any around.

Ended up going with the Olympus, for the extra weight it's the width that'll help out, as i'm no stick myself and  another person in the minaret would've been a real tight squeeze. And with the sale prices out now couldn't beat it.   Wink



Excellent choice

A well proven, reliable and trusted tent

  

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Re: New Tent
Reply #13 - Jan 4th, 2011 at 9:34pm
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Coxy wrote on Jan 3rd, 2011 at 4:29pm:
MSR all the way after looking at the weights of the Macpac ones in question, the two man MSR carbon reflex tent is under half the weight of the Olympus and would pack down to half the size more than likely, check out the specs here http://cascadedesigns.com/en/msr/tents/fast-and-light-tents/carbon-reflex-2/prod....

Cheers Coxy



Mate like the look of the MSR tents
Don't know how they'd hold up above the tree line in the South Island during winter, Had used an Olympus before and found it quite sturdy, most trip using the tent will be choppering in so weight not too much of an issue. cheers anyways
  
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Re: New Tent
Reply #14 - Jan 5th, 2011 at 8:09am
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I brought this with the idea of being flown on to the tops and walking out. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=338951891
  

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