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Old 03-20-2011, 01:03 AM
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Browsing through my new favorite site i stumbled upon this tent and looks nice.

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...1/product.html

Reasons:
Will fit into a bag.
For one or two people
Fast and easy setup and take down
Light.
The olive color is close enough for camo.
Waterproof
Cheap so i could buy two if need be
IT HAS A FLOOR!

Anybody have one experience with one of these? Or know of a better tent that meet the same standards?
Old 03-20-2011, 01:28 AM
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Browsing through my new favorite site i stumbled upon this tent and looks nice.

http://www.overstock.com/Sports-Toys...1/product.html

Reasons:
Will fit into a bag.
For one or two people
Fast and easy setup and take down
Light.
The olive color is close enough for camo.
Waterproof
Cheap so i could buy two if need be
IT HAS A FLOOR!

Anybody have one experience with one of these? Or know of a better tent that meet the same standards?
I can think of lots of better tents just not that are $30 or less

if your just wanting a tent for camping in the backyard or camping couple of times a year itl be fine for your purposes but if your wanting to camp often or in bad weather id recomend not pinching pennies on the tent.

if you get it and use with any frequency expect to replace that one it sooner than later.

heres some decent priced tents from good makers also check to see when your local rei or outdoors store has there camping stuff go on sale you can get some great deals when they get in next years model prol 20% off or more depending on store


http://www.rei.com/product/731378

all tents sold by rei
http://www.rei.com/search?cat=450000...500029%3ATents

this is of similar weight but better made

here is a similar but slightly cheaper coleman tent

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/colem...d=11070&brand=

and there product line
http://www.coleman.com/coleman/Colem...tegoryID=11070


personaly I like northface, marmot and black diamonds tents there in my oppinion best made tents on the market but there also hardest on the wallet
heres there links

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/...#1300602383513

http://marmot.com/catalog/tents/equipment/118-173--3

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com...tain/shelters/
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Tents are iffy. I have spent my life in the woods and have slept in perhaps 200 different tents.
I would not go for this one. A good rule of thumb is there are three types of tents on the market:
one-the very cheap, very unreliable tent like you posted.
two: A wide range of very good tents in the 100$ to 300$ range. My suggestion is to save up and go for one of these.
three: the 500$ and up serious mountaineering tents. We have no use for these, they are built or the guys that climb Everest.
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Sierra Designs Light Year is probably one of the best deals for "real" tents, (it'll keep you dry and it can comfortably fit in a backpack). Though it is not "free standing", which means you need to stake it out for it to be set up properly and rigid (may take some extra planning on irregular surfaces like snow or concrete).

Also Eureka makes cheap tents and they are a relatively well regarded company.

Don't waste your money on that "overstocked toy" that you linked to. It may keep you dry for a few nights, but that is about all you can expect from it.
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Check out the Snugpak Scorpion 2.
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I like that...i cant find any pictures of it stored. how small does it fold up? Can it fit IN a bag?
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If you get one of these, get two. That way you can carry a spare pole. Plus don't leave home without the duct tape. Cheap fiberglass poles break or split.

Also bring safety pins for when the zippers break.
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That tent would be good enough for car camping or camping or just over night trips. because its cheap and when it breaks it you won't feel so bad. But for survival applications I would invest in a Hannesey hammock which i use for backpacking. But if you like the looks of that tent then you would love the REI half dome. my frind has that for him and his girl friend and they just split the weight of the tent between them. As in one takes the fly and poles and one takes the tent.
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looks like an ok cool weather tent, you'll die in that thing in the summer. Off brand tents are hit and miss. I've got one that I bought 15 years ago and it's still great. I've had others that you couldn't seal.

The tent you're looking at seems to be pretty light, if you can afford to throw away 30 bucks it's worth a shot. If it's a winner you got a great buy, if not Goodwill gets a donation.
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Don't do it.

Spend much more on a tent, get metal poles, quality zippers, better effective ventilation, better rain fly.
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