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Old 10-28-2007, 01:33 AM   #1
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Coleman "Epsilon2"

I'm looking at buying the above tent and would welcome any feedback good or otherwise,or you may wish to suggest an alternative.

RRP is $199, but can be picked up for well under that, they have been superseded by the "Avior X2".

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The Coleman Epsilon 2 is a Ultra compact, stable and lightweight.

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Ultra compact, stable and lightweight.
Suit the most demanding backpackers.
Offers the necessary flexibility for the extremes of nature with its two doors.
Multi pitch construction allows fly and inner tent to be set up in one action.
Reflective seams & ropes to locate tent at night.
Compressions straps and carry bag for easy storage in backpack.
Carry bag: 36 x 17.5cm.
Colour Titanium and orange.
Configuration Single room tent.
Frame Aluminium 7001-T6.
Material Polyester Mini Diamond Ripstop/Taped seams, 4000 mm proofed.
Weight: 2.6kg.
2 year Quality Guaranteed Warranty.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:24 AM   #2
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Here ya go Mudrat, pic of mine in here somewhere

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Old 10-28-2007, 04:26 AM   #3
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I own one and have been very pleased with it, rain and strong winds don't bother it. Only thing is they are a bit tight for getting changed etc but its not been a problem. Small, light and quick to put up.

Thats it on the top of my topbox, added bonus pic of the pudding , pic taken at BP Ceduna on the way to 2006 Border Run.

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Old 10-28-2007, 04:27 AM   #4
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That's one of the ones I've been looking at. I thought it seemed ok, but I do agree about having a sheet under the tent. Interesting comments about the space inside. These are the sorts of things we need to know from the folks who have already found out the hard way.
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:33 AM   #5
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Tent erected last weekend at Inskip near Rainbow beach, my son slept in it.

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Old 10-28-2007, 10:08 PM   #6
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I own one and have been very pleased with it, rain and strong winds don't bother it. Only thing is they are a bit tight for getting changed etc but its not been a problem. Small, light and quick to put up.

Thats it on the top of my topbox, added bonus pic of the pudding , pic taken at BP Ceduna on the way to 2006 Border Run.

You big woose! So, the haemorrhoids finally got to you?

Btw, I also use an air hawk
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:37 PM   #7
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Have had it a while on that bike but found I don't need anything on the 1400GTR. Hey look closer and you can see the white quick connect in the fuel line behind the pannier and fuel line going into that bag (it houses the 12.5litre aux tank 3.5gal)
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:32 PM   #8
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Have had it a while on that bike but found I don't need anything on the 1400GTR. Hey look closer and you can see the white quick connect in the fuel line behind the pannier and fuel line going into that bag (it houses the 12.5litre aux tank 3.5gal)
Gee, and there I was thinking it's a catheter up into your derriere.


Seriously, nice set up. You would expect the 1400 to have a decent saddle. I chucked my bm high saddle for a sargent and love it.
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:33 PM   #9
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btw, davo, what antennas are u running there? into the uhf? unidens?
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:39 PM   #10
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Thin one is fake (its a symetry thing ok so back off :) ) I run a handheld Uniden 2watt UHF, the thick one (no not me smartass) on the other side is a 7db for the mobile CDMA which I will have to change soon because they are being fazed out.
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:51 PM   #11
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Thin one is fake (its a symetry thing ok so back off :) ) I run a handheld Uniden 2watt UHF, the thick one (no not me smartass) on the other side is a 7db for the mobile CDMA which I will have to change soon because they are being fazed out.
i get shit covreage with my uniden. only goog for bike-to-bike at close range. i was wondering if i should get an antenna. (???)
i jettisoned the phone from my system. too distracting. when sat phones and sat nav come together into 1 discreet compact packake, now that would be something again.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:07 AM   #12
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Mines a 3 man tent with plenty of room to put all your gear inside out of bad weather and still have room to spare.. Weighs around the 4 kilos..

Make sure whatever you buy get it with a vesterbal (sp?) and another tip I heard from a pushbike traveler is to not fold them but to just stuff them inside a bag.. He suggested that if you continually keep folding the tent the same way then over a period of time the crease in the material will break down and allow water to enter the tent.. Sounds reasonable I guess..

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Old 10-29-2007, 12:12 AM   #13
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Nev same for sleeping bag, stuff it into the bag or else they say it tears the fibres by folding and tightly rolling it.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:16 AM   #14
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Nev same for sleeping bag, stuff it into the bag or else they say it tears the fibres by folding and tightly rolling it.
same witrh wives. stuff 'em or they sag.

(sorry, couldn't hjelp that)
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:25 AM   #15
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same witrh wives. stuff 'em or they sag.

(sorry, couldn't hjelp that)
Ohhhhh!!!! THAT'S what happened. It was MY fault. That'll give her something else to blame me for.
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