Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: (more)One-Man tent recommendations?
Re: (more)One-Man tent recommendations?
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 14:46:48 -0400
It's still the Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 8~)
I guess I'm prejudiced, basing my opinion on admittesly limited
samplings but -
Kelty. Have 2 friends who had Kelty tents. They had problems with the
pole sleeves tending to separate from the tent body.
Walrus. Walrus makes several nice tents. Some very impressive values in
a free-standing dome or 1/2 dome. But the Swift's 30" headroom won't
allow you to sit up and the Walrus is a pound heavier when packed for
the same amount of space as the Clip-2.
Food for thought:
When evaluating a tent with a "sloped front" like the Clip-2, Archrival,
Vortex, etc; think about where rainwater will channel from off of the
fly when you open the vestibule in a rain storm. On some tents, it will
drip down from the top of the open vestibule zipper into the front door
of the tent proper.
continuing to discuss..