- Oct 18, 2017 at 2:19 pm #3497436
Brett PeughBPL Member
If I may ask, I know no tent/system covers all situations but would be one or the style to go to that would be very breathable and keep bugs out for a 82F degree night in the summer and still do good to about 0F to block strong winds and light snow loads?Oct 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm #3497438
Rob PBPL Member
Brett, I think the Tarptent Cloudburst 3 is a great tent for two tall people. You might have to add some guy out points to it to get it to stand up to really strong winds. Perhaps out of your price range new, but posting a WTB in gear swap might bring up one in your price range.
Roger, it’s a shame your tunnel tent deal did not work out. I would have bought one in a heartbeat.Oct 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm #3497443
Ken T.BPL Member
Not free standing or inexpensive.Oct 18, 2017 at 4:05 pm #3497444
Bruce TolleyBPL Member
@btolleyLocale: San Francisco Bay Area
@brett. To your “no one tent comment.” I think you are right.
I recall at one point Hilleberg stated that you could set up many of their tents with the inner tent only for summer nights to protect against bugs. I have never hear any user field reports about that use case. They are also no cheap although some used ones show up on Gear Swap.Oct 18, 2017 at 5:25 pm #3497450
Martin FarrentBPL Member
“How do I pitch the inner tent separately? … Attach the pole holders, purchased separately, to the toggles at the sides … The Akto, Allak, Soulo, Staika, and Tarra require separate pole holder kits that have the extra webbing to attache the pole holders to these tents.”
Given the price of a Hilleberg, I find the need to purchase extras for this particular purpose a bit of a cheek. After all, setting up the inner separately is something many much cheaper tents facilitate out of the box.
That said, I have done it – though not in a Hilleberg. It’s good. Nice and airy and bug-proof. But you still feel more cooped up than in a full mesh shelter. I even feel less restricted in my Lunar Solo with only the front rolled back – giving me a fuller view of the surroundings through the mesh.Oct 18, 2017 at 8:35 pm #3497470
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
I had to look up the Marmot Eclipse. I would be impressed by anyone who can figure out the pole structure and get it up correctly in bad weather. It is spectacularly complex.
Yes, I agree with the two-tents comment. Our blue tent is fine for most conditions, but I won’t take it into the snow.
CheersOct 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm #3497664
Brett PeughBPL Member
So for a cheap, lightish, freestanding, two person tent for three season use for a tall person it looks like the Tarptent Bowfin 2 at around $330 for 3lbs. The tents that are under $300 or weigh 5#s and usually closer to 6 or 7.
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