|06-16-2012, 06:43 AM||#31|
Joined: Mar 2009
I'm surprised the Eureka Backcountry 2 hasn't been mentioned: it's arguably the smallest packing 2 person tent you can buy, a nice shade of green that blends in if you like to be non-descript.
campmor has an exclusive on it:
it packs to 15 x 6
It can be completely closed up which is nice on cold nights.
If I had a complaint it would be that it lacks a vestibule and a second door. Otherwise it's the ideal motorcycle travel tent.
|06-17-2012, 09:43 AM||#32|
Joined: May 2012
Location: Temecula CA
I think its more things to look for rather than a specific tent:
my 2 cents:
2. Dome shape for head room
3. 2 doors if you're traveling with someone
4. Vestibule - bigger the better (not the tents with the little "porch" cover over the door)
5. Buy the footprint designed for the tent
6. Too cheap is a bad idea, higher chance of getting wet, not having attachment points to tie down in wind
7. Too expensive is a bad idea, there are a lot of midrange tents that are great
8. If you can get to a REI store they'll set up tents for you so you can get in, check for length, roll around
Good brands for midrange: REI, Sierra Designs and check out LLBean - their equipment always rates as good and economical in Backpacker
I have a MSR Hubba only because I got it on sale - really like it, going to add the next vestibule extender.
|06-22-2012, 03:23 PM||#33|
Adventure Touring Wannabe
Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Welfare Capital - San Bernardino, Ca.
I have a hubba and a hubba hubba.
The main reason I chose them is that if you use the footprint you can set the tent up or take it down inside the rain fly if it is raining. With any luck the tent will not be soaked for the next night.
I also like the mesh walls, condensation is not nearly the problem as it is with fabric walls. The mesh is not as warm as fabric, but I think it is a good trade off. The place where the mesh sucks is in a sand storm, the sand does not really fly around the inside of the tent, but it does get inside.
I carry a small sponge to quickly remove most of the water from the tent so that it will dry faster in the morning, or at least get it as dry as possible before packing. The sponge could also be used inside if the tent leaked although it never has.
I probably have well over 50 nights in the 2 tents in good and bad conditions, I really like them.
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