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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:19 pm

After last weekend we want a better tent, easier setup, I would love an oz but wow pricey, how do you guys like that Coleman instant up cabin style?
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:13 am

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After last weekend we want a better tent, easier setup, I would love an oz but wow pricey, how do you guys like that Coleman instant up cabin style?

I was the one that got Brett on that train. I have the biggest one they make, the 10 person. It was a PITA to get the rain fly as it was backordered for months when I bought the tent. yes they come separate. i had to order the rain fly direct from coleman. It is still very easy to setup, especially if you have two people. It's bigger than an OZ tent. It's just as heavy as an OZ tent. The one benefit over the OZ is that it folds down to a smaller package for traveling. The OZ tent is insanely long when packed. Doesnt fit in a truck it has to go on a roof rack. To me that is a deal breaker because it's open to the elements, who wants to set up a wet tent, that has been hit with dirt and tree branches all day.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003QUT9OE

The one downfall of this tent is actually a benefit dependent on the situation. It's very square. THat gives you plenty of room, insane amount. On the down side you need a very large flat space to setup, AND if it's very windy it's basically a big wind sail. I had it at the beach in Montauk and on a very windy night i had the tie downs tight as tight as I could get them and stakes very deep and it was taking a beating. it made it out just fine, but all i kept thinking about was i wished it was a little more aerodynamic... on the other hand i think it will be fine in the woods but on a windy night at the beach it is a bit sketchy.

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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:12 am

OK so no sleeping on the beach, were you trying to pursue a life long dream of being w beach bum lol

Any who, I am figuring the Coleman, how is it in cooler weather? Or is it made from the thin cheap stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:53 pm

This is America calling,I believe we have been disconnected
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:16 pm

sorry Tom I was in Newport Rhode Island for the weekend. The bottom of the tent is a tub style so it's good in the rain, as for above the tub it's definitely not canvas thick. Not thicker than any other tent I have owned. If you want a true year-round tent I think you have to go with an OZ or a military surplus canvas tent. You will get the warmth you are asking about but sacrifice with ease of setup, except of course with the OZ but you will pay the premium for that. I just use a 0 degree sleeping bag in colder months, and i've used a propane heater to warm everything in the tent before i got in for the night. i also use a cot in my coleman so i'm off the ground.
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:52 pm

OK thanks that's what I needed to know, how small does the Coleman fold up?
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:52 pm

not sure about the 8 person. the 10 person is about the 4 feet long and 10" x 10" it is heavy at about 40lbs. still not as large and as heavy as the OZ tent though
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:46 pm

Ordered the 6 man 10'x9' Coleman weathertek instant tent, fly is ordered but on back order till like Sept/Oct. Some reviews said don't need it some said have to have it so...

Wife wanted the 8 person but I did not want to haul a 50 lb tent around
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:12 pm

Tent arrived last week wow that is a fast up and down, fly is on back order, think the boss still thinks we needed the bigger one lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:37 am

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Tent arrived last week wow that is a fast up and down, fly is on back order, think the boss still thinks we needed the bigger one lol

told you it's great especially for the money. i do like the rain fly for it. took me 2 months to get it but worth it.
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:37 pm

Now we just need to chrisin it lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:17 am

Wow rain fly finallyshipped
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:03 pm

My son and I took the new instant tent to boy scout camp last month, loved it seat up/down think we stayed warmer then everyone else no wind blowing through like the cheap domes with net cieling
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:23 am

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My son and I took the new instant tent to boy scout camp last month, loved it seat up/down think we stayed warmer then everyone else no wind blowing through like the cheap domes with net cieling

they are no doubt heavier but i think well worth it. and... you can stand up
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:14 pm

YEAH i like that the top is not just open mesh like most all tents, for cool weather it seems much better, imo

fly works well too


the size i bought is also available at walmart, cheaper then i paid too Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:49 pm

i bet wal mart doesnt have that limited edition exclusive rain fly
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PostSubject: Re: Tent ideas   Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:44 pm

nope
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