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    http://www.rei.com/outlet/deal-of-the-day

    180 dollars for the Marmot grid 2p. If someone needs a bombproof tent this is a great deal. People better act fast though.

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    Man, verrrry tempting. I've been using my same 2-man mountain tent for close to 15 years now. It might be time to replace it. I've been looking pretty hard at the Go-Lite teepee style shelters, but I might need this as well. A little heavier than I'd like, but there's something to be said for 4-season, bombproof shelters...even in August.

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    Done. Dang you Russp17...that wasn't money I was planning on spending today! For that matter, knowing about that deal of the day site is going to cost me a lot more in the long run.

    I suppose I'll thank you when I'm dry in the sheep mountains this fall, though.

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    Yeah sorry about that Brian. I know that deal of the day is going to break me also!

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    Saw that one too. You got me on the first deal on the 2P plus and I already have the regular 2P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Done. Dang you Russp17...that wasn't money I was planning on spending today! For that matter, knowing about that deal of the day site is going to cost me a lot more in the long run.

    I suppose I'll thank you when I'm dry in the sheep mountains this fall, though.
    And once you pitch a tent where the inner goes up with the outer you'll never go back to the ol' tent/rainfly. Just slip the poles in the outer tent a presto! My Hilleberg spoiled me on that.
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    Very tempting but some mentioned it was a bit tight for two and a bit heavy for one.Took a lot of willpower to resist but i'm looking for a deal on a MSR carbon fibre reflex.

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    Crap. I got the following e-mail from REI this morning:

    Thank you for your recent REI online order. Unfortunately, we are sold out of the following item/s you ordered and are unable to obtain anymore from our vendor.

    833-148-0001 GRID 2P C TERRA COTTA ONE SIZE

    Your credit card has not been charged for the above items.

    Be assured that REI is committed to providing a high level of customer service to our customers. To make amends we would like to offer you a special 20% off coupon.


    No tent for me. The 20% off coupon is a nice gesture, but the tent was 60% off when I purchased it (or attempted to).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Crap. I got the following e-mail from REI this morning:
    That's all right Brian, your'e a backcountry skier, save your shekels and just buy one of these, you might need it someday...






    Or one of these.... for you AND the wifey...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramcam View Post
    Very tempting but some mentioned it was a bit tight for two and a bit heavy for one.Took a lot of willpower to resist but i'm looking for a deal on a MSR carbon fibre reflex.
    Yep, I posted that here:

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ing-tent/page5
    Dunno where the pics went, but I did a review of this tent.

    It is a superb abode for wet country (it was designed for the UK and it's soggy country) but lacks in size for two people. I measured the foot area on mine and it was 28"..simply too small for two users.

    For one occupant it is a bit hefty weight-wise, but is a fantastic option for hard country and long hunts in places like the Mistys.
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    Snyd..Which Hille models are those in the snow?
    I recently bought a new Staika for late season hunts..

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    Quote Originally Posted by budman5 View Post
    Snyd..Which Hille models are those in the snow?
    I recently bought a new Staika for late season hunts..
    I guess we can hijack this thread now since the sale is over

    Lets let everyone try to guess what the first two are. At least for a day or so I got these pics of the net, not my tents. Clue, they are both the same model Hilly. The third pic, the red tent is the Jannu. How long have you had the Staika and how do you like it? I had a hard time deciding between the Staika, Jannu or Tarra. I bought the Tarra a few years ago, I love it. I kind think I'd been happy with any of them.
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    My guess would be the allak under the snow...
    I'm 6 ft 3 so I chose the staika for the larger interior space...
    Vestibules are good sized. It pitches symmetrical so it doesn't
    matter which way the wind is blowing when you set it up...
    Tent is also totally free standing without pegs...not a big deal...
    i bought it too late to test, but when this weather moderates
    I'll be setting it up in the snow for a look.

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    I agree first two Allak and the third Jannu

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullkurl View Post
    Yep, I posted that here:

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ing-tent/page5
    Dunno where the pics went, but I did a review of this tent.

    It is a superb abode for wet country (it was designed for the UK and it's soggy country) but lacks in size for two people. I measured the foot area on mine and it was 28"..simply too small for two users.

    For one occupant it is a bit hefty weight-wise, but is a fantastic option for hard country and long hunts in places like the Mistys.
    Hi Jack time i remember now you went with the Rab?
    I ended up with a Exped Venus II for a two man 4 season shelter.Really happy with it has a lot of great features and it is an exoskeleton tent ,http://www.exped.com/exped/web/exped_homepage_na.nsf/
    Now i'm looking for a light weight 1 person and dog 4 season . I like the Soulo and Rab the search goes on

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    Nope, not the Allak.

    budman, ya. Great reasons to buy the Staika. I'm sure you'll love it. Being that it's a true free standing tent and the vestys are supported buy the poles, it should be pretty quiet in the wind. That Staika and my Tarra both have the thicker floor, heavier fabric and 10mm poles. I've had mine in some nasty wind and rain and the thing is a bunker. Yours will be the same. The vestibules on the Tarra do flap some but I like the size of them and the low height of the tent. It sat here full exposed for 5 days in high wind no prob.

    I'm bored today, it's 40 below, I can't go sking and it's fun to post pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramcam View Post
    Hi Jack time i remember now you went with the Rab?
    I ended up with a Exped Venus II for a two man 4 season shelter.Really happy with it has a lot of great features and it is an exoskeleton tent ,http://www.exped.com/exped/web/exped_homepage_na.nsf/
    Now i'm looking for a light weight 1 person and dog 4 season . I like the Soulo and Rab the search goes on
    And the winner is Ramcam!! The two snow-covered tents still standing strong are Soulos.

    http://markswalkingblog.wordpress.co...oulo-and-snow/

    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...044&startat=40

    Headed to 50 below tonight here in Fairbanks.... no skiing tomorrow.... sigh.....
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    Ha Ha i did think they might be Soulos they do look a lot like Allaks particularly the fly angle.Cheers

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    Interesting in the second photo link they have the tarptent Scarpa it is an interesting tent very light strong and a very good price.Any knowledge of that tent MR Snyd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramcam View Post
    Interesting in the second photo link they have the tarptent Scarpa it is an interesting tent very light strong and a very good price.Any knowledge of that tent MR Snyd?
    Nope, I don't know anything about em but try a search or start a new thread asking about it. I bet someone around knows about em. I'm not sold on the ultralite shelters for Alaska even in summer. I'd rather pack a couple more lbs for more robust tent.

    I've been in 6+ inches of wet heavy snow on the 4th of July at Paxson lodge. I'd hate to have been at 6000 in the AK range that day with an ultralite tarp tent like this one. I think a tipi style would be better.

    http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1484

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