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Hi there, I am pretty much a noob so I'll make my excuses now. I am trying to decide which tent to get and whetheror not they are worth the value that they are advertised for. I know that the prices on the craiglist ads are very overpriced, yet I really need a good tent for an upcoming trip so please give me a hand, and voice(type in) your expert opinions and your reasons for saying so...
On one hand we have a Eureka! expedition tent for $150, the tent was a little chewed on by a marmot on a trip so says the owner and professionally repaired.
and the second choice is the Northface VE24.
No pics but the owner says in great condition but used number of times and is a great deal for $250 because it used to be priced for $800 and is USA made.
I will meet with the Northface VE24 tomorrow Thursday so I can personally check the tent out because he will be gone on a canoe trip for a couple of weeks at Friday .Also meeting the owner of the Eureka tent on Tuesday because he will be gone on a weekend trip.
And just to add a little more confusion to the mix, I live in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, planning a trip for two some where near comox lake may be a bit further north in late summer/early fall. So I am expecting cold rain, crazy weather(occasional snowfall) mixed in with sunshine and brisk winds. So I've kinda got a lock on both tents, with the Eureka owner gone for atleast two days and the Northface owner gone for quite a while.