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Gear Details: Tents

TGV

Manufacturer: Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC)

SKU: 5007443

Product Details:
Product Year2011
Usage:Mountaineering/High Altitude
Shape:
Freestanding:1
Single Wall:
Capacity:2
Number of Poles:3
Pole Material:high-strength aluminum
Diameter of Poles (mm):8.8
Floor Space (square feet):30.14
Tarp:
Layout:rectangular
Length (inches):90
Width (inches):53
Nonstandard Shape:
Interior Height (inches):37
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):9.69
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):
Weight (lbs, oz): 5,15
Price:$269
The TGV offers an impressive living-space-to-weight ratio. It’s strong enough to use year-round in the mountains, yet light enough to actually go places with. The extra length will be appreciated by taller folk, or those who like having room for gear at their feet. The main pole set, stiffened by a centre connector, works facing either way – there’s no guessing whether it’s back-to-front during set-up. The front arch pole provides extra headroom and snow-shedding capacity. The gear pockets have curved top edges to eliminate sag and provide maximum storage room. Polyurethane windows in the vestibule bring in light and let you scope out the weather before you go out. Rattle-free rubber-armoured zipper pulls are a godsend in windy conditions. Where it matters, the reinforcements, Velcro® patches, and ties are welded rather than sewn, doing away with leak-prone stitching and the need for hand sealing.

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