Eureka! Tundraline 3
I have been big fan of Canoe Guide, Cliff Jacobson's…
Design: Four season canoe tent
Ease of Setup: Inner sleeping room is sewn in place for easy setup
Weight: 12 Lbs
Price Paid: $217
I have been big fan of Canoe Guide, Cliff Jacobson's material since I got in to camping. I found out he helped with the design of the Tundraline tent and decided to purchase one. I can tell you I am not disappointed and as a matter of fact I am ecstatic! The pictures do not do the tent justice as the quality is first rate. Everything is heavy duty.
When I received my new tent, I set it up in the backyard for a test run. Little did I know a cold front was coming through that brought heavy rain and winds gusting to 30 mph. As I looked out the back window of my house, all I could see was rain spraying off the tent roof like waves. I had left the tent doors with the just the mesh panels and was sure I would find a soaked interior once I opened the vestibule. When the rain slowed, I grabbed a towel heading out to wipe things down from water getting in.
To my surprise not one drop was in the tent. This tent took a pounding and never looked back. I currently own other tents that I don't think would have faired as well. The only thing I saw move during the rain storm was the roof between the poles and it didn't move much. The design is impressive.
Other than the weight (comes from being build so tough) there is nothing to complain about. As another reviewer did, I replaced the tent stakes with heaver duty 10" nail spikes for better grip.
i received this tent today via UPS. I haven't camped…
Design: 4 season A frame
Ease of Setup: its ok practice first
Weight: seemed like a ton but doable if split
Price Paid: $300.19
i received this tent today via UPS. I haven't camped in it yet but i did set it up in my yard.
First off it is heavy. Then i noticed the material it is made with its very nice, stitching is straight and tight and of the best quality. When it comes to setting up it is a bit harder than stated. The poles are a pain to get through the full sleeves but doable by yourself. After that it's a breeze. It is not a freestanding tent, so stake it well. Get better stakes, I say. After it's up and staked it has several guys to put down, easy enough.
The vestibules sold me on this tent. They are nice and have scoop vents. The doors can be closed or open or screened, very nice zippers too. Roof vents may keep this 4 season tent cool and condensation free. It has pockets and a lantern loop.
The interior space is the odd A frame, but very roomy. I will be using this tent for car camping at campgrounds mostly sooo my queen sized air mattress fits in this baby with room to spare lol. I haven't seen any concearnable problems other than the system it takes to hold this unit in place.
I have been a canoe guide and camper for many years…
Design: Four-season A frame
Ease of Setup: Takes me under 5 mins in high winds
Weight: 12 lbs
Price Paid: $300
I have been a canoe guide and camper for many years and have never found a tent this nice!
The interior space is amazing. It says it's a three person tent but by most standards, there is enough room for four with some gear. The twin vestibule is great and the 12 tie down points make the tent bomb proof even through a micro burst strong enough to throw trailers in a neighboring town.
This is the best tent I have ever owned. The main down sides is that it's heavy at 12 lbs and it packs up too large for a backpack. THIS IS NOT A BACKPACKING TENT!
It is however, ideal for canoeing where you can afford a couple of extra pounds even with 2 mile portages.
If you need a canoe camping tent this is it. If you want a very nice car camping camp it's great for that. You wouldn't want this for ultra lite backpacking.
Bottom line is that it's very roomy, it's 4 season (warm in winter and actually plenty cool in even 100 degree weather), it's bomb proof weatherwise, and it's really affordable at $300. I'm thinking of buying a second in case this one breaks after 20 years and the tent is discontinued.