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Two Man Tent.
Mar 21st, 2019 at 12:35pm
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Iím after a new two man tent for hunting thatís capable of being above the bush line. Been looking at Macpac as I have a wee solo light already. Minaret looks to small, Olympus looks good but heavy, Duolight is only two season? Has anyone had anything to do with the Bushbuck copy of the msr? Looks like you still need a footprint which is extra weight to take into consideration? Iíd appreciate any advice or suggestions. Cheers
  
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Reply #1 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 4:38pm
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Most of the MSR range are rated only 3 season not 4. They do have a couple of 4 season models but they are up around the $1500 mark. Have you thought of possibly looking at the Tatonka range. They make a good range of 2 or 3 person tents. There Expert series which are 4 season are lightweight with plenty of room. The Red Stag Timber hunters club guys use the Tatonka Orbit 3 tent. What sort of coin are you looking at spending? I too have been looking into tents over the last three weeks for the South Island tops hunting during winter. Have been looking at many brands but the type of tent I am looking for is a 4 season tent with the extra room on the front where you can store packs etc if the weather is crap. If you have a reasonable amount of money to spend maybe consider a Hilleberg brand. Suppose to be the best on the market however the tent I just purchased today after heaps of research is a Danish brand called Nordisk. Best of luck.
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 5:20pm
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I just brought an msr mutha huba 3 person tent, 1.8 kg. only thing Is the floor but I also brought the foot print and I reckon if I carry the tent my mate can carry the foot print, honestly do your research and buy the tent you want to buy, there will always be someone who will have a bad thing to say about the one you just brought? im rapt with my msr? light as and easy to put up. buy it and try it . good luck with your purchase witch ever way you go?
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 5:42pm
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The MSR Access 1,2,or 3 are all rated 4 season
bought an Access 2 recently, after my lightweight Terra Nova never handled the wind

Just spent 2 weeks at 1500 meters on the main divide. Atrocious rain and massive gales, sent handled it well. same place as the Terra Nove got smashed
2 person is only suitable for one person, if going to be used for extended periods of time. weight it just under 2 kgs, dunno what weight to MSR Access 3 is, but should be good as the Access 2, in handling weather
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 21st, 2019 at 8:48pm
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2 weeks up there in this weather! That must have been cathartic Cool
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 22nd, 2019 at 12:41am
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Thanks for the information and ideas.
I was hoping to get something decent for under $1000.00.
What Nordisk did you go for AJ? Theyíre pretty good looking tents also.
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 22nd, 2019 at 9:39am
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Southern-Fish wrote on Mar 22nd, 2019 at 12:41am:
Thanks for the information and ideas.
I was hoping to get something decent for under $1000.00.
What Nordisk did you go for AJ? Theyíre pretty good looking tents also.


Hi Southern-Fish, I just bought the Nordisk Oppland 3 SI and Footprint. It is a larger 3 person tent. Main use will be fly in trips. They do make a lighter version and a heavier version of this tent. Nordisk make plenty of smaller 2 person tents. I didn't purchase it here in New Zealand as no one has them but after contacting Nordisk - Denmark direct they gave me some contacts in the UK.
  
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Reply #7 - Mar 23rd, 2019 at 8:25pm
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You are right about the minaret. It's great for me and my 12 year old son but wouldn't be suitable for two men with hunting gear. The Olympus is probably a good option and if you can split weight it wouldn't be overly heavy. The minaret is a great size for one but a bit heavy to carry.
  

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Reply #8 - Mar 27th, 2019 at 1:18am
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Thanks for the help everyone.
I have bought a Tantonka Kiruna 2. Cheers AJ.
It is similar in design to the Minaret but about the same size as the Olympus bonus is only weighs 2.3kg. Good couple of reviews online one by the Huters Club both very positive. You can also use it fly/bivy style and then youíre down to 1.4kg.
Found one on sale for $655 so Iím hoping Iím onto a winner!
  
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Reply #9 - Mar 27th, 2019 at 8:51am
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There could be some interesting tent reviews from guys returning from the first ballot period in Wapiti country! Looking at how much rain has fallen, they may have got to know their tents very well.
  
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Southern-Fish wrote on Mar 27th, 2019 at 1:18am:
Thanks for the help everyone.
I have bought a Tantonka Kiruna 2. Cheers AJ.
It is similar in design to the Minaret but about the same size as the Olympus bonus is only weighs 2.3kg. Good couple of reviews online one by the Huters Club both very positive. You can also use it fly/bivy style and then youíre down to 1.4kg.
Found one on sale for $655 so Iím hoping Iím onto a winner!


Glad you found a tent Southern-Fish. Can you let us know after using it what you think? The Nordisk tent that i just bought is large and to big to pack in but good size for fly-in trips. So possibly looking at a lighter tent such as the Tatonka Orbit 3 which is made of the same material as the Kiruna 2. Cheers Allan
  
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Reply #11 - Mar 27th, 2019 at 10:13pm
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reading some reviews that tantonka looks good, might look at getting myself one for this winter. Don't think the stoney creek fly will cut it down south  Grin
  
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Reply #12 - Mar 28th, 2019 at 10:40am
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Be wary of tatonka, its advertised well and spoaken highly of. but as ive found its not all it cracks up to be
  

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Reply #13 - Mar 28th, 2019 at 3:53pm
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Be wary of tatonka, its advertised well and spoaken highly of. but as ive found its not all it cracks up to be

Perhaps you could elaborate?
  
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Reply #14 - Mar 28th, 2019 at 5:53pm
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scoped wrote on Mar 28th, 2019 at 10:40am:
Be wary of tatonka, its advertised well and spoaken highly of. but as ive found its not all it cracks up to be


Yeah could you elaborate more? watched the youtube video and looked very well designed?
  
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