Can you help ID this tent?

9:30 p.m. on July 2, 2008 (EDT)
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I'm going to pick this up on Sat

http://norfolk.craigslist.org/spo/735843895.html

Sierra Designs 2 person tent but I can't figure out which one. I just wanted to be sure it's a good use of 95$ considering I need a tent for backpacking.

11:11 a.m. on July 3, 2008 (EDT)
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I'm familiar with the tent, but am drawing a blank on the name. I likely have a catalog at home with this tent featured. Assuming the tent is in decent shape I don't think you'll go wrong at $95. Several companies made this style tent and some still do, for example, Eureka http://www.eurekatent.com/p-143-autumn-wind-2xd.aspx Retail on the Eureka is over $200 and personally I'd rather have the tent you are looking at. The North Face makes a similar design, http://www.thenorthface.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=10429&storeId=201&catalogId=10201&langId=-1&from=subCat&parent_category_rn=11750, again at a price over $200.

Again, at $95, assuming the tent is in good shape, you're getting a decent deal. You won't find anything new at that price that will compare to the quality.

6:15 p.m. on July 3, 2008 (EDT)
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I looked through the reviews and couldn't match it to any of the ones with a picture. I would agree with Alan, I had an old Flashlight and SD makes (or at least used to make) pretty good tents. The price is certainly right and it looks in good shape. It isn't all that old because it uses the clip fasteners instead of sleeves like the older designs from the 80's.

The only downside is it probably is fairly heavy compared to the newer tents, but it also looks like it would work for winter, so that is a plus. I have a similar design from EMS of undetermined vintage-probably early 90's. I use mine for solo winter snow camping, but mine's too heavy for three season use for just me.

10:15 a.m. on July 6, 2008 (EDT)
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I went and bought it, figured what the heck, for 95$ I'll have an extra. It is alil heavy, but shouldn't be bad for camping on kayaking trips.

5:09 p.m. on July 6, 2008 (EDT)
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Did you figure out what model it is? If not, an email to SD should get the answer.

8:14 p.m. on July 13, 2008 (EDT)
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It's a Sierra Designs Sphinx.

3:19 p.m. on July 14, 2008 (EDT)
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The Sphinx is correct! I kept thinking Phoenix, but knew that was not the correct name. Good score, the tent should serve you well.

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