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  1. #26
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    ^^^ We had one for years when I was a kid. Lasted a longass time until the pole finally broke and I think my dad couldn't find a replacement.

    I have an REI Kingdom 8 now. Thing is massive and awesome. Design is well thought-out. Way better than the Coleman Instant Cabin POS that I thought I'd cheap out with from Costco. Returned that. If you want to go conventional nylon, I'd highly recommend the Kingdom series.
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  2. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRanger View Post
    ^^^ We had one for years when I was a kid. Lasted a longass time until the pole finally broke and I think my dad couldn't find a replacement.

    I have an REI Kingdom 8 now. Thing is massive and awesome. Design is well thought-out. Way better than the Coleman Instant Cabin POS that I thought I'd cheap out with from Costco. Returned that. If you want to go conventional nylon, I'd highly recommend the Kingdom series.
    I also have the kingdom 8 with the garage. The fucker is huge, but I'm camping with bikes + me and wifey + small child(ren) on desert blm land, so the bigger the better for me. For a childless couple, I would recommend the 4 or 6 unless you just want to go massive. The interior room divider is great if you want a little privacy. I also ended up returning the Coleman tent to Costco and getting the kingdom. The crappy Costco tent did not do well in any sort of inclement weather, necessitating the upgrade. The kingdom does well in the wind, considering it's enormous size.

    I have friends who have a Springbar canvas tent for car camping, and they love it. It's quicker to set up and take down than my rei behemoth. The only obvious downside I've noticed is that it is bulky when packed up compared to a similarly-sized nylon tent. I would consider how tight the car is when you typically go out for a long weekend. I would plan on the canvas guy taking up double the space of an equivalent nylon tent.

    Standing height tent for car camping is totally worth it, if you ask me.

  3. #28
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    Big Agnes always has super reliable and amazing tents to go with. BA's flying diamond 6, along with the REI kingdom 6. Both of those guys are great tents.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiingian View Post
    The Marmot Swallow is a fantastic product but personally for car camping I think the Marmot Limestone is a better bet. It is bigger and more importantly higher, so standing albeit slightly stooped is a possibiity.
    Quote Originally Posted by uglymoney View Post
    We use an REI tent for car camping. Nice but it takes way too long to set up.
    We don't use the REI anymore for car camping but we do have a new REI 4 person backpacking tent...review pending.

    Marmot Limestone 8 for car camping. It kicks ass. We have used it in endless heavy rain with no leaks. Incredibly well ventilated. Room for me to stand up easily (6' 1.5"). Solid construction. Super simple to erect and break down. Kids divider for minimum privacy. Room for gear and dog and rainy day lounging. It looks smaller on the outside than it is on the inside.

    Negatives. Large footprint that can't fit on smallish tent pads. Vestibule is not very roomy and the flap likes to fall in on you when you unzip it to get out of the tent if you aren't careful which can leave you damp from rubbing against it.

    Last edited by uglymoney; 02-05-2017 at 07:25 AM.

  5. #30
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    Paha Que Pamo Valley HD fits the bill for us. Found one for approximately $300 on eBay open box special and haven't looked back. Haven't had it out in driving rain yet, but works great with anything I've encountered yet. Footprint was cheap too...

  6. #31
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    car camping tent

    My father-in-law has Euroke Copper Canyon . When I want to go camping , I take it . It is enough for my family and it is great tent .

  7. #32
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    +1 for the Marmot Limestone. Great car camping and river tripping tent.

  8. #33
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    I bought a $50 Coleman 4-person tent that has lasted me 15 years of car camping. It finally gave out at the end of last summer when the dog ripped a hole in the floor with her claws. Best camping money I ever spent that wasn't on booze.

    For car camping I've never really understood why you need something really expensive.
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  9. #34
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    One of my first purchases made as a married man was a new Springbar. Love it and still going strong long after the marriage failed. Sleeping on a cot and standing up es muy bueno.

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