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    Naturehike tents

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Naturehike-...uV0zLMbi8lnIGg

    Anyone have any experience with these? Obviously some China shit, but man, that price is right for a 2 person, 4 lb tent.

    With stuff like bike parts, I'm a little reticent to feel secure investing, but for something as basic as a tent, maybe this is worth the cash?
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    www.Tarptent.com you're welcome
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    Tarptents are nice for sure, if not a little whacky. Lightweight, made in the US, all good things. But the tent I showed above is selling for $70 and the Tarptent is $330. Big difference. I'd consider the Tarptent as my dedicated backpacking tent, but I was thinking about one of the Naturehikes for car camping, road trips, etc.
    "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms, their energy. Your cares and tensions will drop away like the leaves of Autumn." --John Muir

    "welcome to the hacienda, asshole." --s.p.c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblatto View Post
    I was thinking about one of the Naturehikes for car camping, road trips, etc.
    Then why are you looking at a 4.5lbs Chinese tent?

    Buy a big ole Coleman: spacious, durable, cheap, and made in the USA.

    https://www.coleman.com/sundome-3-pe...shelters-tents
    https://www.coleman.com/tents/hoolig...shelters-tents

    This is my car camping tent (was on sale for $50): https://www.coleman.com/hooligan%3B-...shelters-tents

    All 3 of those are more spacious than the Naturehiike
    Quote Originally Posted by blurred
    skiing is hiking all day so that you can ski on shitty gear for 5 minutes.

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    I've got a tarptent I'd sell for $120 shipped.

    If you want a solid cheap tent that's roomy, but not insanely heavy, get one of these:
    https://mountainsmith.com/genesee-4.html

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    Which tarptent?

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    Squall 2.

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    Thanks, looking for another one.

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    Beware cheap Chinese fabric. A few years ago I bought a couple yards of silnylon of unknown origin, turned out to be cheap Chinese shit. It looked like the good stuf but it easily ripped and frayed like mad.

    There are lots of inexpensive options for car camping tents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summit View Post
    Then why are you looking at a 4.5lbs Chinese tent?
    x2. An ultralight doesn't have much appeal for car camping.

    That said, it's a $70 tent. If it's shit, so what? You're only out $70.

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    Another vote for Coleman. The quality and craftsmanship are really good.

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    Iíve scored some great cheap car camping tents off of Steep and Cheap. The Backcountry house brands sometimes go on crazy discount.

    I also bought a huge ass Columbia wall tent to take 10 kids camping from Sportsmanís Guide for $99; figured it would last two years. Itís now 10 years old and has stayed dry though some mega storms. Who knew?


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    bought a 2-man car camping tent from Cabelas earlier this summer for $35 ("regularly $50"). It's a decent enough tent - no vestibule - and it was dirt cheap.

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