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  • Eureka Autum Wind 2XD, 5.9LBS, lot's of room.

    1 3.03%
  • Sierra Designs Clip flashlight CD2, 4.7LBS, good amount of room.

    3 9.09%
  • North Face Tadpole 23, 4.14LBS, good amount of room.

    12 36.36%
  • None of those, check this tent out and heres why.

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Thread: Looking for a light weight tent, goat hunting.

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    Question Looking for a light weight tent, goat hunting.

    I have found 3 tents for my goat hunt, what one would you choose?

    BRWNBR, made a good point, this is for 1 person only.
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    man those are all to heavy, get down around 3lbs with a mountain hardware tent or the like and give up some space, most lightweights have good vestibules and thats all you need, if your talking a one man tent, i don't think you specified, if your looking at a two man tent then your fine on any of them.
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    Go with the tadpole. I have an earlier version of that called the Starlight, and that thing has been bombproof. On my first trip out with it a wind gauge 20 miles away recorded winds of 105mph. The tent stood strong, while my friend's tent was shredded. I just point the foot end into the wind and rest solidly - never a problem. It's a bit heavier than the 3lbs that Jake is recommending, but sometimes I don't mind an extra pound or two when stability is at stake.

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    What time of year are you planning this hunt?early August or mid Oct? Check out Hilleberg tents Either the Akto or the Soulo. I normally do 5 to7 goat hunts a year and i have used a Bibler Eldorado for years great tent as well. Remember it is your butt up in goat country dont skimp on the tent!Could be life or death in minutes up high!

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckwear View Post
    Check out Hilleberg tents Either the Akto or the Soulo.
    +1 on the Hilleberg recommendation. My hiking buddy bought their Akto and is pleased with it; it's rated for 4 seasons and is about 3 lbs. The only gripe he has is that the guylines take up a lot of room to pitch.

    If you ever do fair-weather overnighters, Tarptent and Six Moon Designs make really light 1-man tents. 3-season only.
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    I went with the Tadpole .
    I do not care for any single wall tent thus the Tadpole fit the bill for me .
    I like to be able to pick up my tent and place it in another direction If need be without taking it apart to do so , just remove stakes and presto your done .

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    I thought eureka made the Clip Flashlite? I could have sworn that I just looked at one for $95 at sportsmans the other day when I bought my Big Agnes seedhouse.

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    Nope..definately Sierra Designs.

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    I'd be looking hard at a Hilleberg Bivanorak and a piece of visqueen.

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    Or a Hilleberg Akto, lightweight but bombproof for bad weather protection.

    http://www.moontrail.com/tents/hilleberg_akto.php

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    You can't go wrong with Hilleberg or Integral Designs.
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    Goat hunting starts where sheep hunting starts! hilleberg or single wall if you can get it done in a few days. Skimp on lbs,on food. Get hungry,Hunt hard!

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    Default Lt weight tents

    I have been using a Black Diamond Mega Mid light for the last three years. Very light, compact. I've used it in the winter, too, successfully, comfortably.

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    I remember about 10 years ago a good friend of mine (that is Swedish) was telling me to buy a Hilleberg (when you couldn't get them here in the US). I could have purchased the tents for half what they cost now...just couldn't afford the duties and taxes to import at the time......By far, they are totally bombproof tents!

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    LL Bean, 2-Person Microlight Tent. 4 pounds 6 ounces pack weight. Not bad for this kind of tent and best of all it is only $129.00.
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    I like Hilleberg and got the Kaitum (which is a roomy 2 person tent, not for 1) and it is by far the best tent I have used for sheep and goat hunting during the past 42 years. I do like the venting I get with that style as others I have had would end up with condensation. I definitely DO NOT recommend the tadpole as my previous tent was its big brother, the bull frog. The bull frog had a slanted zipper entryway which extended over the end of the floor. When below freezing, ice from breath and condensation would form on the inside of the entryway and then fall on my bag and me when I started to get out (even if I moved evrything off the floor first, the floor would get wet and then I would have to mop that up. I tried everything I could with the venting, but always had the same problem.

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    For a decent 1 man/3 season tent with a vestibule the Eureka Spitfire might be a usable choice. It has aluminum ploes as well as screened in vents. Weighs 2lbs. 12 ozs. The fly has 4 guys for high wind areas. About $90.
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    I like and use the SilShelter from Integral Designs. Comes in green now. I have the original that is 10oz. Nothing comes close to a superlight shelter outside of a tree branch or rock cave.

    I also use the Black Diamond FirstLite. It has held up to Chugach coastal rain and Alaska Range snow and wind.

    Multi pole double skin tents have gone bye bye.

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    I really like this tent. But others don't.

    Check out this blog of the hike down the peninsula. I think that's a mega mid in the photo

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