chinook tents?

4:24 p.m. on July 27, 2011 (EDT)
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Hey everyone!

I was wondering if any of you had experience with chinook tents, particularly the tornado 3 with aluminum poles. I really like the design of the tent with three poles for extra sturdyness in the wind, and the awning over the door. I am concerned about the durability of the tent and more so of the poles, because I am not familiar with the brand. I do know however that the fly and floor have a 2000 mil coating on them for waterproofing. BTW, I am mostly a fair weather camper but would like the tent to be able to withstand a strong windy storm should i encounter one. Any comments would be great. Thanks

5:37 p.m. on July 27, 2011 (EDT)
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Duplicate post.

5:38 p.m. on July 27, 2011 (EDT)
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Here's a fotog I pulled off the interweb:


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It's a big tent at 41 sq ft and they say it's around 7 lbs which is certainly minimum weight and more like 9 lbs?  At least it has a nearly full length fly.

PDF:  http://www.chinooktec.com/2011_Chinook_Catalog_lowres.pdf

"Hydrostatic head" coatings at 2000mm (Hilleberg has 7000mm, some NF tents have 10,000mm).  From the image I only see after-thought guyout tabs so in a tough wind the poles may split, etc.  It might perform well under stress, then again, it could be the perfect backyard tent---for the price.



6:33 p.m. on July 27, 2011 (EDT)
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I own a Chinook Cyclone 3.  Its a 4-season tent and has held up well in the wind and rain so far.  I reviewed it I think:

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/chinook/cyclone-3/review/23347/

Its inexpensive because its a knockoff of a more expensive name brand but still made with tough material.  Its heavy, I need to get the aluminum poles, but I just lost 20 pounds this year so I can afford to carry more.

12:05 a.m. on July 28, 2011 (EDT)
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Is that a sky-light I see?

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