1972-73 Browning West Wind 2 person poncho tent

3:58 p.m. on November 17, 2011 (EST)
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Just got this one in. It had never been set-up. No instructions. So I was winging it.

This is the main body of the tent. The top (white) is a poly cotton mix, I think.


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The front of the tent. T style door. The mesh is green and is allso T styled
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Back of the tent. Note the window
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Inside. note the vent, and full zippered flap.
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That's it for the main tent . Weight is 5# 4 ozs

Next is the 2 ponchos added to the tent. This taking an extra pole.

They zipper to the main body


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Note the porch area this creates.
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Pretty awsome tent huh?
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Well that pretty much does it........Or not. ULers eat your heart out.

The ponchos are a fully functional shelter too.


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Pretty functional tent.  I love new toys. Rita dubbed it Base Camp Beer. LOL





4:24 p.m. on November 17, 2011 (EST)
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What a neat little tent. Never heard of browning before. Thanks for sharing Mike.

5:30 p.m. on November 17, 2011 (EST)
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Browning started up around 1875. No thats not a typo. AM makes their tents now. As of the time of this posting there has only been one picture of this tent on the internet. Browning dosnt have a record of it. Glad you liked it. :)

8:51 p.m. on November 17, 2011 (EST)
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WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

6:44 p.m. on November 21, 2011 (EST)
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It looks to have good ventilation, a must with single wall tents.

The poncho tent idea probably comes from the WW2 pup tents the GIs used. They were canvas and had a row of buttons to connect the two at the ridge line. I know they were used in the Pacific theater, but don't know about Europe or elsewhere.

Jake, Browning has been a maker of small arms for more than a century, and the founder, John Browning was one of the early inventors of practical automatic weapons, including the BAR and the Colt Model 1911. The company's pocket knives are still considered classics.

7:16 p.m. on November 21, 2011 (EST)
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I'm sorry it is a Wind River tent. Not a west wind. There seems to be very little information on any of their older tents. This one is in mint condition, rare to say the least. It might fit my needs as an large backpacking tent for fishing Trips.

9:31 p.m. on November 21, 2011 (EST)
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The white portion is waterproof? Like canvas?

11:52 p.m. on November 21, 2011 (EST)
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seeing as it is listed as a poncho,

flip a coin for who stays dry while hiking to the next camp site

9:27 a.m. on November 22, 2011 (EST)
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rob5073 said:

The white portion is waterproof? Like canvas?

 I dont realy know yet. As we have moved into our rainy season I will wait till spring is here to give it a true test. But the top is a type of canvas poly mix. This would be great beathablity. But how water proof is yet to be seen.

9:33 a.m. on November 22, 2011 (EST)
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Callahan said:

seeing as it is listed as a poncho,

flip a coin for who stays dry while hiking to the next camp site

 There are two ponchos that put together makes the vestible, or used alone makes the A frame tent. I dont know how often this was done back in the 70's. But it would seem to me that this would be a highly designed tent for its age.

Heavy for todays standards. But back then pretty high tec.

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