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Old 07-19-2013, 09:10 AM
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Well Matt, no two people recommended the same tent. Some help we are!
no kidding...

here's my final answer: awesome that these are still available, and a bargain at $250

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Old 07-19-2013, 09:22 AM
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no kidding...

here's my final answer: awesome that these are still available, and a bargain at $250

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He wants close-able vents. I have that same model and it is a great medium /small tent.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:16 AM
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He wants close-able vents. I have that same model and it is a great medium /small tent.
Try this out to regulate venting with the rainfly:

on the bottom side loops of the rainfly, rig up an 18" long stretch of cord with a peg tied permanently on the end. (i like the msr groundhogs).

in warmer conditions, pull these side pegs out to stretch out the fly sideways and pull it away from the main tent body. unzipping the top of the door on the rainfly also helps keep a breeze through it.

in colder conditions, thread the pegs down through the side loops on the bottom of the main tent body, and again stretch them out sideways. this pins the fly down to the main tent body securely and really seals up quite well.

during shoulder seasons where -maybe- i would have wanted an actual winter tent this has worked very very well. a good example is our annual thanksgiving climbing trip at indian creek. we've had it get subzero in the dead of the night, and close to 80 when sleeping in the next day. its been great.

i've just found the tents that i can fully close up (like the MH trango's) to be completely insufferable if the weather is actually nice, even with the vents open they just don't vent well enough.

we took the Trango 2 up the liberty ridge route on rainier and it just cooked us when the sun came out. it was like a greenhouse.

no surprise UB has one of these, the man has good taste and lots of toys.
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Keep your old tent! I have an old Kelty Typhoon 4 that's well used and over 12 years old, but still more or less looks/performs as it did the first day I got it.
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no surprise UB has one of these, the man has good taste and lots of toys.
Nice try but "NO" you still may not talk to my daughters....
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I have an REI 2 man, 3 season you can borrow, if you don't find what your looking for. Barely used. It is a hiker's tent with a fly though. I would try stoping by the Kelty factory and see what they have on clearance. I love their stuff and why pay full price, when a Blem price is soo much better.

I have a 4 man but not hikeable. Also anotther 3 man and a Target 2 man (which cost me a pittance vs the others and I have used the most.)

You should just come over, drink beer and we will set them all up...lol
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So after many hours of examination of the new tents that are currently available from a myriad of manufacturers, I gave up and turned to eBay. I am now the proud owner of a second Sierra Designs "Lookout" tent, this one from 1996. Cost was $100.79 + shipping. It's a slightly updated version of my 1992 model. Arrived in good condition. I'm pretty happy with it.

I think it's weird that the only tents that can be sealed up these days are the hard core, expedition-worthy 4-season tents. Must be global warming.
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also, absolutely DO NOT discount the awesomeness of the bivy sack for actual backcountry use. my favorite setup is a BD Twilight Bivy combined with a MH ultralamina 35 bag and 3/4 length thermarest pro lite. all together this weighs about 2 pounds and fits in the bottom of your pack, sets up in 2 minutes and i sleep like a baby. if the weather is bad enough for this to not be comfortable, its probably time to hike out and go home.
Tim, thanks for such a thoughtful reply. I think I will start looking for some additional tents, probably used, to add to my camping shelves. I've never considered a bivy sack, but I will now start looking.
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I would try stoping by the Kelty factory and see what they have on clearance.
Does Kelty have an outlet store in Boulder?
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Does Kelty have an outlet store in Boulder?
Not sure, they have a once a year factory sale, I heard you could go there and buy stuff, but I never have. I don't think they advertise it if they do, I just looked at their website. Worth giving them a call, though.
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