I recently sold my Cabelas 4 man guide tent in search of a larger tent with a vestibule. I liked the guide tent and it never failed me, but I never pitched the tent in extreme conditions either. There are a few aspects of the guide tent that were very annoying and now I'm thinking about trying a different tent while still considering a larger model guide tent.
The two main tents on my mind are Barney's Bomb Shelter 10x10 and the Eureka Alaskan Tundra Extreme. Also a 6 man Cabela's guide tent is still in the back of my mind. I would like a tent that I can stand up in (I'm 6'3"), has plenty of room for 3 people, a dog, gear, has a large vest., is easy to set up by myself and will stand up to elements. Weight is almost a non issue.
After many searches I could not find much information about the bomb shelter on the internet. Google and forum searches show praising posters, but no real answer as to why they love the Bomb Shelters so much. I called Barney's and received some general information about the tent. Price is around $995 and they should receive stock around July.
There is even less information on the internet about the Tundra Extreme. I called Eureka and they sent me what appears to be an old specifications sheet listing general details about this tent.
Why main question is, the Tundra Extreme is half the price but is almost an identical tent - visually atleast. Is the bomb shelter twice as better, and what exactly makes it twice as expensive?