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I do a bit of camping on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I am looking for a 3-person tent that can withstand the howls and gusts of the winds without collapsing or flapping so loud it keeps me awake. No $3,000 tents please.

Question:

I do a bit of camping on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I am looking for a 3-person tent that can withstand the howls and gusts of the winds without collapsing or flapping so loud it keeps me awake. No $3,000 tents please.

Submitted by - Richard , Washington, NC

Answer:

Though there are many great tents that can stand up to a stiff breeze, check out the package "The Perfect System: East" we put together in the March 08 Gear Guide issue. It’s a full ensemble of gear—from clothing to sleeping bag to tent–that’s best suited for your neck of the woods. (We’ve also got Perfect Systems for the Northwest , the Rockies, and the Southwest). The tent we recommend is the 2-person MSR Hubba Hubba ($300). The 3-person version is called the Mutha Hubba ($400). Both will beat back gusty winds, and still keep you cool in the mid summer humidity, thanks to plenty of mesh.

1 Comment

  1. David

    I would not recommend a tent with a mesh roof in conditions where you expect blowing sand (such as beach camping or in the desert). You’ll wake to find your tent and all of your gear covered in sand. Unfortunately, it’s getting harder to find a no-netting roof in a 3-season tent these days.

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