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Old 11-19-2012, 01:21 AM   #46
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http://www.companionleisure.com.au/i...sid=1292385244

My local shop has these for 119 . Dual entry and 2 vestibules . 2.3kg .
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #47
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Good find! For that $79 how can you go wrong
A mate of mine from Qld has had one for over a decade, still going strong, and surprisingly good in high winds if it is oriented properly. He has dragged it all over the place, it is still waterproof, and he loves it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:56 PM   #48
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Just thought I would update everybody, I picked up the Losi 2P and then realised something I should of thought about...

The Losi 2P has very long pole segments, so much so they won't fit in the r1200gsa panniers... So my plan is to fit a tube to the bike to hold them :)
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #49
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Thoughts about the Terra Nova Biviy Tarp

http://www.terra-nova.co.uk/tarps-bi...rps/bivi-tarp/

http://www.amazon.com/Terra-Nova-Biv.../dp/B009M5TSY8

I had a look at one today. Packed size is tiny. Inner clips to the fly. Poles included. Would be pretty quick to setup compared to multipole designs (always accepting that a swag is quicker). Weights pretty light. Cook under the tarp on a marginal night and then clip in the fly later (keeping the bugs at bay).

Watcha reckon?
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #50
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http://adventurefriends.com.au/

Just find this site . Awesome looking lightweight small pack tents that are a good price . Thinking the mtb 2 is perfect for light adv stuff
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:06 AM   #51
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Dragonfly vs Wasp vs Grasshopper vs Roman Stealth

Great thread!
I'm trying to decide on a sub $300 tent. So far it's down to the BWs above or possibly the Roman, though I suspect it's not long enough. Gee I wish the tent manufacturers would put a bit more detail in their specs...
I want:
- long enough for 6'3"
- freestanding
- quick to erect, I'm lazy
- 3kg or less
- reasonable insulation, I sleep cold
Any advice appreciated
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:01 AM   #52
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Great thread!
I'm trying to decide on a sub $300 tent. So far it's down to the BWs above or possibly the Roman, though I suspect it's not long enough. Gee I wish the tent manufacturers would put a bit more detail in their specs...
I want:
- long enough for 6'3"
- freestanding
- quick to erect, I'm lazy
- 3kg or less
- reasonable insulation, I sleep cold
Any advice appreciated
I was in the same boat as I am 6'5 and most 2 man tents are not long enough.
Looked around fro ages and settled on a MSR HOOP.
http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/tents/...s/hoop/product

IT Had all I wanted and cost me$275 US plus footprint for $25.(tho they are like $500 or more here in OZ).


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two doors and good vestibules.

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:25 AM   #53
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I was in the same boat as I am 6'5 and most 2 man tents are not long enough.
Looked around fro ages and settled on a MSR HOOP.
http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/tents/...s/hoop/product

IT Had all I wanted and cost me$275 US plus footprint for $25.(tho they are like $500 or more here in OZ).


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two doors and good vestibules.

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Nice tent Colonel!
The $500 might kill it for me as I am using a gift voucher at a local camping store, but will investigate further.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 AM   #54
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I an seriously considering the Luxe Mini Peak 2 as my next tent. It's designed to be used with a walking pole, but they sell an optional folding pole for those of us that prefer not to walk Nice and simple to put up & lots of under cover storage for gear and not to exy.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #55
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Nomad Tenere Tent

Purchased second hand (erected 3 times only), the Nomad Tenere Tent, (Redverz) http://redverz.com/ , only a few weeks ago. Finally erected it last night in the back yard. Fantastic. Took me a while to work it out first time as the inner, outer and ground sheet were all seperate. Anyway, got it together and was 'wrapped'. What a good tent. I left all parts together and this will make for very quick erection next time. Whole thing was packed up in its bag in under 10 minutes and this was the first time. I expect both erection and dismantleing will be almost as quick as the 2 person MACPAC tents I have been using for 27 years as Lida and I bicycled our way around parts of the world. I have never had such a big tent, however, being able to stand in the Garage, or sit in my Kermit Chair, plus being able to store all panniers and even cook in the Garage space certainly adds a new dimention to camping. Definately room for Lida and I to sleep side by side with room to spare in the sleeping area. I have also upmarket'ed from a Thermorest to an Ultra Light Mesh Cot to finish my over 65 transformation and look forward to a 'Whole new world of Camping experiences'. I expect Lida will order her own Mesh Cot after the first night I sleep beside her in mine while she does it tough on a Thermorest!!! On the bicycle, I was always concerned about "the weight" of every thing we carried. Now, with the Wee and Lida's new Honda CB400, we are ready to ride again, only with the advantages of, experience, new gear and ...Motorcycles! A tent this size is not everyones cup of tea however it is about to change my life on the road in the most positive manner possible. Best Wishes. Rod

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #56
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Other possibilities..

Preston Paul -That Luxe Mini Peak 2 looks good. Have you checked out the Golite Shangrila 3, similar but bigger and you can get Ookworks inners in different sizes: http://www.golite.com/Shangri-La-3-Tent-P46713.aspx

Tarptents are also well thought of by the backpacking crowd, light and not too expensive. They offer tent tarps and tents. I partcularly like the Scarp 2: https://www.tarptent.com/scarp2.html

Me? I've just reverted from a Hubba (bought cheap from the states), to an ex army hooped Goretex bivy.......

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:13 PM   #57
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http://www.companionleisure.com.au/i...sid=1292385244

My local shop has these for 119 . Dual entry and 2 vestibules . 2.3kg .
I ended up buying this. Great value . Small pack size fits in me 15 ltr dirt bagz pannier . Very happy with especially at 119
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:43 PM   #58
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Great thread!
I'm trying to decide on a sub $300 tent. So far it's down to the BWs above or possibly the Roman, though I suspect it's not long enough. Gee I wish the tent manufacturers would put a bit more detail in their specs...
I want:
- long enough for 6'3"
- freestanding
- quick to erect, I'm lazy
- 3kg or less
- reasonable insulation, I sleep cold
Any advice appreciated
Oz Trail vertex might suit you. Less than 3kg, fits me easily at 6', 2 man so room for gear, vestibule both sides so you can open both sides for the breeze, quality seems OK. Mine cost $220 couple of years ago.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:02 AM   #59
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I have the Oztrail Backpacker, 230cm long, 160cm wide plus a 65cm vestibule. 2.2 kg. three entrances.

http://www.oztrail.com.au/WebPage.gt...ntsubgroup=1-2

This spaciously designed 2 person tent features a north-south pole design and rectangular footprint for optimum room, remove the fly and you've got the perfect lightweight mozzie dome.

• Durallium™ 7001 Gold alloy poles with T-6 temper and 7075 tensile strength provide increased strength for less weight
• Lightweight puncture-resistant Polyester Taffeta Duraweave™ floor
• 68 Denier Ripstop Polyester fly with a 3000mm hydrostatic water head
• Ultra-fine 50 x 50 No-See-Um insect proof mesh
• Dry Sack style carry bag so your tent is dry even when you're not
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #60
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I have the Oztrail Backpacker, 230cm long, 160cm wide plus a 65cm vestibule. 2.2 kg. three entrances.

http://www.oztrail.com.au/WebPage.gt...ntsubgroup=1-2

This spaciously designed 2 person tent features a north-south pole design and rectangular footprint for optimum room, remove the fly and you've got the perfect lightweight mozzie dome.

• Durallium™ 7001 Gold alloy poles with T-6 temper and 7075 tensile strength provide increased strength for less weight
• Lightweight puncture-resistant Polyester Taffeta Duraweave™ floor
• 68 Denier Ripstop Polyester fly with a 3000mm hydrostatic water head
• Ultra-fine 50 x 50 No-See-Um insect proof mesh
• Dry Sack style carry bag so your tent is dry even when you're not
I got one of these a few months back. They are listed pretty regularly for just under $100 delivered on ebay.

I've not used it yet, but have a trip planned for the end of the month, so put it up on the weekend for the first time.
Went up very quick as it's only got the one pole in the middle. Only things I can see being an issue are the lightweight tent pegs bending a bit too easy and the floor is pretty thin - both easily fixed. I'd really call it a comfortable(for a hiking tent) one manner.

I'll post up a bit of a reveiw in here when I get back.
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