Hillary Cabin Tent 11 x 11
Design: Three seaons freestanding dome 11' x 11'
Ease of Setup: 10 minutes with 2 people, but can be setup alone in about 20 minutes unless its windy then I suggest 2 people
Weight: 12 lbs
Price Paid: $130
I bought this tent in 1996 and it is now 2004. This tent has been VERY dependable! I have been thru some really bad storms and except for some minor leaking at the floor seams it has kept me safe and dry!!
One storm in 1998 literally had a over flow from a creek running thru our tent area, all the other tents had fallen down and were bouncing off mine and flowing around it. In 2000 I camped in a 2-day rain storm and averaged about two cups of water from seam leakage,not bad considering the amount or rain we had. During a hail and wind storm in 2003 half the tent did fall down but I just waited until the storm passed and put the two poles back in place. Over half of the tents were completly knocked down from that storm. A small 1 gallon battery operated shop vac works great for water pickup if you think you will be camping in the rain.
It is starting to fade and the zipper is giving me trouble now, BUT if anyone knows where I can get this MODEL Hillary legend weather dome tent 11 x 11 let me know I want another one. It's too bad they quit making this tent. Oh by the way the zippered ceiling vents are GREAT for controlling air flow and heat loss in colder weather in the tent !!!
Ease of Setup: Easy
Price Paid: $100
This has been the greatest tent I have ever owned. I have read the reviews given and completley dissagree. I went through a couple of big storms, and had no leaks and was the only tent left standing in the area. Taken for granite I do use higher quality stakes, this tent has been great.
Only problem is trying to get replacemant parts. After 6 years of camping I finally have one broken pole. I will not hessitate to buy another if I can not find a replacement pole.
Richard - Southern California/Arizona camper.
Design: 3-season free standing cabin
Ease of Setup: takes 2 to set up
Weight: 20- 30 lbs
Price Paid: $175
I've owned this tent for at least 12 years, use it 1-2 times every summer. It is roomy, doesn't leak (I waterproofed it last season.) Took it this weekend with the Girl Scouts. Four 12-year-olds were able to set it up and take it down, with no supervision, and only one practice session. It was very windy. The tent held up well.
Design: 3-season dome
Ease of Setup: Popup, but poles into sleevs are hard
Weight: 12 pounds
Price Paid: $149
Not bad for an inexpensive tent that can fit a lot of people. I was a backpacker/climber, but needed a monster size at times for a family of seven (many little ones).
Yes, the fabric is thin and the floor is wearing badly, but hey, look at the price. Years later, the too tight pole/sleeve fit broke down with a pole breaking.
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