Please suggest me a Tent.

1:19 a.m. on August 19, 2008 (EDT)
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Hi everyone

Please suggest me a tent(Brand and Model) that suit my following requirement
- Area 38-50 square feet.
- Double Wall ,full coverage fly sheet.
- Bathub floor, more that 3000 mm coating.
- I like clipping pole more than continuous pole sleeve.
- Door MUST be dual canopy and mesh .I mean in a single door it must have 2 layers of door, inner is mesh, outer is canopy. Both of them can open/close independent.
- Privacy is also important ,Tent's Body must be 85% canopy (Mesh on top is OK), I don't like too much mesh(see through) tent


Another Information.
- I can spend up to 500$ for this tent.
- Weight is no problem, 12 pound is still acceptable.
- My favorite campsites has no snow, but rain alot, a bit strong wind (50 mph at most).
- I do not mind if tent will be hot in sunny day.
- I can live with Condensation .
- Each trip I sleep in my tent around 2-4 nights.

As far as I search, I found that Mountain Hardwear Trango 2 and 3.1 suit my need. but I want to know that, Are there another Brand/model can suit my requirement .

Thank you

1:56 a.m. on August 19, 2008 (EDT)
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Marmot makes models that should suit your needs and are widely available. MSR also makes some thar fit your criteria and these two makers produce excellent tents.

If, you are willing to spend the money, my first choice here would be the Hilleberg Saivo, I have one and it is THE BEST heavyduty tent I have ever used. It has clips, is dry to setup, vents very well and is as close to "perfect"as you could want.

With footprint, it weighs about 12 lbs., costs about $1000.00 shipped and will last a lifetime if you look after it.

2:18 a.m. on August 19, 2008 (EDT)
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Thank you kutenay. I will consider Hilleberg too.

12:15 a.m. on August 25, 2008 (EDT)
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The Trango is an excellent tent. I have friends that swear by them. Marmot and MSR both make tents. Check out the Tents section on Trailspace for a lot of good ideas...and then just do some Google searches to find product reviews.

7:15 p.m. on August 30, 2008 (EDT)
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I can suggest to you the ALPS Mountaineering Taurus Outfitter model. http://alpsmountaineering.com/ALPSMountaineeringTaurusOutfitter.htm

Please note I used this tent in all weather conditions-from heavy rains and thunderstorms to Wisconsin snowstorms. This tent never let me down once. http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2131835630055403717FXdeCc

http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2178929290055403717zfsdhV

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Hope it helps!

Bruce

September 3, 2014
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