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Gear Details: Tents


Manufacturer: Tarptent

SKU: 63

Product Details:
Product Year2011
Shape:modified A-frame
Single Wall:1
Number of Poles:0
Pole Material:not applicable
Diameter of Poles (mm):
Floor Space (square feet):21
Length (inches):94
Width (inches):72
Nonstandard Shape:
Interior Height (inches):45
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):10
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):
Weight (lbs, oz): 1,6
Best for three season. Hybrid bathtub floor space expands to 27 square feet in good weather. Sets up with included stakes and one trekking pole or optional 2-ounce front pole set. Made in USA.


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I love this tent! It cut my tent weight in half, from an REI Quarterdome. The tent is long enough that I don't bump into the ends (I'm 6'2"), and wide enough that I can roll around without bumping into the sides. The headroom at the end is plenty to sit up and pull a shirt on, or play a game of Solitaire. The mesh foot and sides can close up if it's too breezy, but keeping them open guarantees no condensation inside the tent. I've used the tent mostly in the Sierras above 8,000 ft, and it pitches taut in a breeze. Use some small bungee cords on the loops provided to keep the sides from flapping. My only complaint is that it's an end-loader: you crawl in from the end, as opposed to the side. I took me two nights to get used to that, but the tradeoff in weight was well worth it. I have exchanged emails with Henry Shires, the maker of the Tarptents, and he's been very helpful with any question I asked. Yes, I would definitely buy one of his products again.
Posted by Joe Gaffney, Aug 08, 2011 Star Star Star Star

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