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    Question And Another Tent Question

    I am planning on some solo hunts this year and need to get a another tent .
    Was looking at this one the Eureka! Spitfire ultra-lightweight solo tent.
    I like the weight and that it has a rain fly .It comes in at 2 lbs 12 oz

    Dimensions:
    Floor: 9' x 3' 6"
    Height: 3' 4"

    Anyone have experiance with this tent ??
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    Default I've looked at them...

    and just about bit on one I found on craigslist. If memory serves, the reviews were not the best and I passed.

    I'm still looking for something that will suit me better than the tarp I've been using for hiking (to keep the bugs off more than anything. My little sister picked up a kelty that I really like, but it was a 3 person and a bit heavier than what I was looking for (right around 4 lbs I think). I will have to track down my notes and get to work on this too.

    ...anyone out there need a remodel job done? Rick just reminded me that I need more money

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    Buck

    Unless I can find anything better this is the one I will more than likely get .
    The weight is nice coming in at 2 Pound and 12oz.
    I would like to have a free standing light weight with a fly .
    The search continues but spring is right around the cornner and I smell a black bear hunt coming on !!!!!

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    Default Rick...

    Quote Originally Posted by RANGER RICK View Post
    ...The search continues but spring is right around the cornner and I smell a black bear hunt coming on !!!!!
    I hear that! In fact, I just got done chatting with my brother about bear hunting It's going to be my first time bear hunting this spring and I'm excited. Still a lot I have to learn before then and I'm sure, as with most things in my independent life...it will be a learning experience!

    Before you shell out the hard cash for a new one, might I suggest you google "spitfire craigslist." Somebody might have one for sale somewhere and a 5 pount package that size won't cost much to ship to AK. Just a thought.

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    Well you could always go with the bigdog bomber Hilleberg Soulo

    http://estore.websitepros.com/176479...%2C/Detail.bok
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    Talking come with???

    Quote Originally Posted by Snyd View Post
    Well you could always go with the bigdog bomber Hilleberg Soulo

    http://estore.websitepros.com/176479...%2C/Detail.bok
    For $525...does the girl in the picture come with

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    Default Mt Hardwear

    Look at the Skypoint 1 by mountain hardwear..

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    Default MSR

    I thought I looked at an MSR that I liked... can't remember for sure though. Who makes the Hubba Hubba?

    btw Rick..I just spoke with someone the other day about the Big Agnes and they really like it. I've heard other folks say good things too, but I've never seen in person, so not sure.

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    MSR makes the Hubba line of tents. Check out the Hubba HP.

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    Well I think I might of found the right one for me .
    Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 Tent.
    It is a tad heavier by 10oz but I think I can manage .
    It is a free standing tent and that was one thing I wanted ......
    Have not bought it but pretty sure this one is it plus I am about burned out from so many tent readings !!!!!
    I see tents when I close my eyes ------- When does it all end ????

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    trail weight: 2 lb 14oz
    packed weight: 3 lb 6 oz
    packed size: 6.5 x 16 in
    area: 28 sg ft
    vestibule: 8 sq ft
    head heigt: 38 in
    fast fly weight: 2 lb 2 oz
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    Thumbs up That's the one!

    Yup, that's the one I was thinking of. It just looks like a better tent to me. I wish I new the ease/difficulty of setting it up. I want to be able to set something up in the dark...not because I won't have a light, but because I think it's important that a tent sets up easily and quickly. I'd try an online search for this one too Rick, I've seen them, but not too many...not nearly as many as the first tent you spoke of.

    Good Luck!

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    If you want a bomber for less weight looks at the Black Diamond single walls, they are 4 season as opposed to the BA SL series which is a 3 season. Here is a link to the Black Diamond llook at the Superlights

    http://www.bdel.com/gear/tents_overview.php

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    Keep in mind that with the BD Superlights that they do not come with a vestibule, they have to be purchased seperately.

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    Thats true, but you dont need a vestibule for a solo tent when it fits two people inside, you can put all your gear in there with you if your solo.

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    That would work I suppose but I don't like having my gear inside the tent, especially when it's raining and it managed to get wet. You have to keep the door or window, if it has one, partially unzipped to keep condensation from building up too. If it were me, i'd just get the vestibule too and call it a wrap.

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    Default Tent Question?

    Okay heres another tent question...rather than start another thread, I have looked at hundreds of brands, and styles of tents, from all your replies...Anyways, because I have not been to Kodiak, and I know the weather get pretty bad with the winds from what I hear, all things put aside...what would be the absolute best tent to take, preferably light weight that could withstand those harsh conditions i hear about, and suited for two people???

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    Thats a tough question as everyone has their own opinion of "lighweight". I chose the Exped Orion after carefully looking at literally hundreds of tents on the net, reading reviews and getting opinions from forums like this one. This tent will go on all my hunts except for my 4 wheeler moose hunts, for that kind of hunt I prefer something big with a wood stove. Not sure how light you want to go, posting a weight limit might make it easier for us to help you find a good tent.

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    Yeah I know AK45, i might have to go with a little more weight on a good 4-season tent, that can handle the wind

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    Take a look at the Eureka! Assault Outfitter 4. Best price I found on the net too.
    http://domsoutdoor.com/product.asp?pn=1-034881

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    Default tents

    not saying that there are not other tents out there, but these have been proven for me.

    http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Prod...&viewAll=False

    here is another I found looks like based on the hillberg tent styles

    http://www.msrgear.com/tents/dragontail.asp

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