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Old 05-08-2002, 04:55   #6
mpol777
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http://www.rei.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce...rfnbr=11472725

REI brand is good. i also like Marmot and Kelty, but those are mostly backpacker tents. any tent will pretty much hold up on most occasions. there are 3 things that seperates the good tents from cheap tents: wind, rain and cold. most tents will do a fair job in a light rain, but a heavy rain or rain with a lot of wind will soak through cheap tents. with poorly designed ventilation, even if the tent does keep out most of the water, you will still be soaked by condensation.

i also like the clip setup tents better than the sleeve style. feeding poles through sleeves is easy in the living room. but drop the temperature, add some rain, and do it in the dark and it sucks. the clip style is much much easier in any condition.
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