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Old 12-27-2012, 09:06 AM
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I'm trying to find a one or two person tent that is either camo or dark green and is lightweight (maybe ~4 lbs or less). Right now, my budget is around $100, but it's kind of flexible. I found the following tents, but I'm unsure about their quality:


http://www.esoutfitter.com/servlet/t...ERGENCY/Detail

Does anyone have a recommendation? What do you use?
Old 12-27-2012, 10:16 AM
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snugpack ionosphere bivy tent 150-200 dollars...

Green, 2lbs, super rugged, lots of room......... check it out
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:35 AM
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I have two of the Stansport type. No fly. I only paid like 20 bucks for mine but that was a while ago. I used the heck out of the first one backpacking into Cloud Peak Wilderness and it was still going strong, but I liked it so much and it was so inexpensive that I bought another as a backup.

I've slept with another guy in it in an emergency but it wasn't any fun. The other tent has a fly which adds weight and also versatility. It is probably better ventalated. The lighter tent is waterproofed because the whole tent is made of waterproof material. It has a small window it the back and a screen door and I never had a serious condensation problem, but I live in dryville.
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http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=348190
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That tent is freaking way to heavy strvger...... My snugpak only weighs 2 lbs and it probably is more room..
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Wow I really like the SnugPak, might have to save for it, though.

@strvger does the Zephyer fit inside a backpack? I want to get it inside the pack, better for blending in while bugging out imo. It is on the heavier side for its size, but i'm considering it.
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monty carlo the snugpack comes with a awesome compression sack, it packs down very very very small..........

it packs down to like 12x4
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I think I'm going to go with Zeus-Ra's suggestion and go for the Snugpak. But by the way, the Snugpak is not 2 lb, the website has the pack weight @ 3.34 pounds, not much better in weight than the Zephyr. To me, it came down to the downright stealthiness of the tent - forest green and low to the ground, an easy set up and take down from what I've read. I found it for $130.
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It's not dark dark green but The North Face Flint 1 is under 4 pounds, $130.

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___28591

Big Agnes Lynx tents are a good color but might be a little too expensive at $180. You could always look for a sale.

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___28440
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With these types of bivy tents, you will be marinating in your own juices if it gets a bit hot and/or if you're a... shall we say, "rubinesque" guy or sweats easily. If you plan on a trip for more than a day and it's raining, your back will be killing you for not being able to sit up all the way with your back straight. just food for thought for not getting a standard tent. but probably ok for a long day hike's emergency shelter option or for an overnight trip. Big Agnes is a great suggestion. Also, Kelty Salidais 3 lbs. 12 oz. and $140, 2 person, waterproof and if you don't like where you set it up, just pick it up and move it - the beauty of a freestanding tent.
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I think I'm going to go with Zeus-Ra's suggestion and go for the Snugpak. But by the way, the Snugpak is not 2 lb, the website has the pack weight @ 3.34 pounds, not much better in weight than the Zephyr. To me, it came down to the downright stealthiness of the tent - forest green and low to the ground, an easy set up and take down from what I've read. I found it for $130.

yes it is, it's only 2lbs when you take out the 14 stakes you don't need stakes!!!!!

I have replaced the stakes with titanium stakes(stronger, lighter, more durable) and mine weighs 2lbs!!!

remember when you buy a piece of gear, thats just the first step, you always should customize every piece of gear
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Any reason you're married to the tent idea? Hammock and tarp combo is pretty BOB friendly, and you will sleep comfortably. You can also get a good setup for around $100.
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Because a tent you can set up anywhere, a hammock you cannot......... A tent and tarp offers more protection from the elements.......... And when the tent is just as light as a hammock, it's not even close, the tent wins....

Snugpack ionosphere bivy tent, 2lbs, all the protection you will ever need.........
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I would consider the Big Agnes more, but it doesn't fit inside by bug out bag and i'm uncomfortable attaching it to the outside :/ Any suggestions for that? The pack size is 6x19. Yikes!
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I have a Greatland two person dome tent which suits me and my pack just fine. I was surprised at the durability for being fairly cheap.
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Because a tent you can set up anywhere, a hammock you cannot......... A tent and tarp offers more protection from the elements.......... And when the tent is just as light as a hammock, it's not even close, the tent wins....

Snugpack ionosphere bivy tent, 2lbs, all the protection you will ever need.........
Thanks for sharing!

But I'm not interested in a snugpak. My comment was intended for the OP.
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Try www.campmor.com - Eureka has a tent that meets your requirements. I have used the Eureka for over 20 years and been very comfortable in it.
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A large tarp can be made into a cover just about anywhere. Tents are way overrated. A good sleeping bag will keep you warm and a tarp will keep you dry.
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Eureka Timberline2, durable affordable repairable. Lots of institutional users out there. Been around FOREVER, FULL coverage rainfly...... I repaired a rainfly from one that our Hoods in the Woods ripped and have used it for 18 years as a bivy tarp, two hiking pole (or branches) and guy it off. Good tent, reasonable priced. IN GREEN!

Foound one for our family at Cabela's that as missing a single pole, got it for $75 and fabbed one up.....rocking.....


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Why not a hammock sleep system its around the same price.
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