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rated 5 of 5 stars Used a roughly 12- or 14-year-old Minaret tent last year when crossing the Pyrenees from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean (the High Route, not the GR10). So for seven weeks two men (from New Zealand) slept in it nearly every night. We solved the small vestibule problem by leaving one pack outside at night with a pack cover on it. We set off in 36 degrees Celsius and hit minus 6 at the base of Pic Carlit. We had rain, heat, cold, and wind. The Minaret handled it all with aplomb. Quick to erect and… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars I personally think any Macpac backpack is a good pack. Expect a heavy pack but also expect a durable tough rugged made for NZ pack. I tramped some serious trails and my Cascades new and old have held up extremely well. This well made pack is in Macpac's classic pack range. I have one of these from 1992 and it's been repaired over the years but is still a great pack to use. I recently acquired a new Macpac Cascade and I was interested to see how it preformed compared to my old one. And it didn't… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Most reliable in all weather and climate conditions, robust and long living, easy to pitch, spacious, would never buy another one. We have used one Citadel for more than 10 years now and it just now starts to show signs of wear and the outer material breaks in places of repetitive use like the tubes the poles run through. But it has been pitched in all kinds of weather and climate conditions in heavy rain and storm, in strong sunlight and heat, on beaches, in rain forests and in the desserts and… Full review

Torre 80

rated 5 of 5 stars The (old skool) Macpac Torre is one tough mutha... you'll need to include it in your will! The Macpac Torre model I have is slightly different to the current version - I bought it waaay back in 1995! Over the years I have used this pack for everything from overnight trips in the local hills, week long wilderness tramps in New Zealand, Canada and the US, a six month overland backpacking trip from London across Asia to Singapore, climbing and ski-mountaineering in NZ, North America and Europe —… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars A sturdy four-season tent, lightweight and pretty much bomb proof. Integral pitch design makes it a snap to get up in any sort of weather, but can also have fly and inner pitched seperately. The Minaret is an easy to pitch tent, requiring only a handful of pegs most of the time. The guy lines are pretty much unnecessary unless you are in some really strong wind. It pitches well, once it's pegged out tight, the rest just comes together. The Minaret stays strong in the roughest of weather, the… Full review

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