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    Okay, so I know this topic is getting beat up and always does, but I need some opinions for those who have experience. I am putting together gear for my 2010 BR sheep hunt and need a tent. There will be 3 of us in the group so it needs to be at least a 3 person tent. I get a pretty good discount on the certain brands of outdoor gear so I am trying to stick with them. The brands are as follows:

    MSR
    Marmot
    Sierra Design
    Mountain Hardwear
    GoLite
    Nemo

    I have researched all of them and wondering if any of you have experience using them to help me narrow down my search. Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Ryan

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    For my 2008 Brooks Range sheep hunt I used a Kelty (4 -season) for my base camp tent and a Mountain Hardwear lightwedge 2 (3-season) for spike and both worked good for their intended purpose. If money wasn't an issue...Hilleberg would be the ticket.

    For my 2008 sheep hunt, because I was solo, I took a 3lb. Mountain hardwear Bunker 1 (4-season) and it was great.

    Another thing to think about is you three could take your own bivy tent (1 man), some weigh as light as 2lbs.

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    I carry A Mt hardware.. Trango 2 four season.. and am quite happy with it, performance wise.. i do wish i had added the extra few lbs and gotten the 3... fully bullet proof winds up to 65 + in it so far and never been damp. the double vestibule is helpful for packs and such.. and with the 5 aluminum poles it set up in about 10 min..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahahawai View Post
    For my 2008 Brooks Range sheep hunt I used a Kelty (4 -season) for my base camp tent and a Mountain Hardwear lightwedge 2 (3-season) for spike and both worked good for their intended purpose. If money wasn't an issue...Hilleberg would be the ticket.

    For my 2008 sheep hunt, because I was solo, I took a 3lb. Mountain hardwear Bunker 1 (4-season) and it was great.

    Another thing to think about is you three could take your own bivy tent (1 man), some weigh as light as 2lbs.

    correction: the second hunt was my 2009 hunt.

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    We used a 4 person Go-Lite Vahalla tent for three of us this last sheep season. Like alot of sheep hunters this year, we got hammered by a cold front and the tent was well tested.

    Pros:

    - Light for 3 people (about 6 lbs all up)
    - Very spacious for 3.
    - Took wind and snow like a champ. Very low profile. We did add some extra guy lines, but I do that to almost every tent.
    - Vented pretty well for a single wall.

    Cons:

    - Small vestibules that are hard to unzip from the inside. We were able to wedge all the packs in them, but it was tight.
    - The one we had leaked at all 4 corners where several seams joined together. Nothing some seam sealer couldn't fix I expect.


    I can't comment on durability, since it was a new tent and we only used it for 5 nights. All-in-all, for a 3 person trip I'd use it again. The space-to-weight ratio was great. Hope that helps

    Yk.

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    Thanks everyone for your input. Keep 'em coming. I feel the more advice I have, the better decision I will be able to make when I make my tent purchase.

    -Ryan

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