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Thread: REI morph tent reviews?
11-26-2004, 09:23 PM #1
REI morph tent reviews?
REI morph tent
Anyone ever use it?
My friend and I are planning on doing some early springtime camping/skiing on the East coast probably in the adks or whites. Is it worth buying a full four season tent or is a convertable tent the way to go? I'm also considering the BD Megamid, but the lack of a floor might be a drawback with the amount of mud and wet ground we can get, and I'd like to get a shelter that I could use in the summer as well which is when it'd see the majority of use. Am I just better off getting a 3 season tent since I won't be seeing much in the way of heavy snowfall?For sure, you have to be lost to find a place that can't be found, elseways everyone would know where it was
11-28-2004, 11:34 AM #2my avatar is 2 big 2 fit
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Tents - Basic Requirements
Lots of great tent models out there with a variety of price points. REI makes dependable and well designed products. Also, use the Advanced SEARCH feature on Tech Talk. I have seen other posts re: tents.
Here are my requirements:
- Get a floor you will be much happier. Pay the extra for a "tub bottom". You will not regret it during a downpour.
- Get a 2 - 3 person tent if you intent to share the space. 1 - 2 person tents are fine for me and my wife, but...
- 2 or 3 Shock corded poles in alum. More poles mean complexity you don't need. Fibreglass poles splinter over time and the splinters can lodge in your hands.
- Fly should have vestibule space to put your boots or dog.
- Self-standing w/o staking. I never need to stake unless in open, windy areas. I only stake the vestibule, if I am using it. The fly should attach to the tent. I only stake the fly for rain.
- Screen top. 3 season. You want plenty of ventilation. A tent w/o screen top will be a sauna in Summer.
- Size packed.....w/poles! How you carry the load it is important for comfort. If you carry is on your back horizontally, try for a max of 18 - 20 inches long. If you carry it upright in your pack, then you can manage with 24 - 30 inches long.
littwhen not on the snow what else do i do...