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Posted: 9/7/2010 6:32:14 PM EDT
I hate getting wet and this weekends trip put me over the edge. Our current tent is a POS so were in the market for a new one

I can pro form most of the major name brands so I have been looking at TNF and MSR.

We need a 3 person all season tent that will last a long time. Do any of you have any experience with these models or have a better suggestion??

Here is TNF models im looking at

MOUNTAIN 35

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/equipment-tents/mountain-35.html

VE 25

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/equipment-tents/ve-25.html

HIM 35

http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-gear/equipment-tents/him-35.html


MSR Models

Asgard

http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/tents/expedition-tents/asgard/product

FURY

http://cascadedesigns.com/msr/tents/expedition-tents/fury/product



Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:38:18 AM EDT
You might check out the Mountain LIght 3 from LL Bean. It might be small for what you are looking for, you would have to pretty close to that third person. I bought one for kayak camping and the dual vestibules are great. Recently did a 3 day 2 night float and the tent did great, even had a pretty hard downpour the first night and that is where the vestibules really came in handy.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:08:42 AM EDT
Check out Marmot tents also. My buddy has an older one (about 7-8 years) and it has never failed us. Very sturdy. They have plenty on their website that are comperable to what you have listed.

I have a Sierra Design "converible" that is good for 2 people with extra room and could squeeze a thrid ( we have done two adults and two kids and a dog in it). Nice thing abotu a convertible is that in the summer you can leave a couple poles home to save weight but in the winter or wind you can pitch it with the extra poles and be rock solid. Sierra Design will get you a comparible quailty tent for less money.

J-
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:13:51 PM EDT
I got tired of replacing tents, so a few years back I bought a TNF Trailhead 6. The thing is impervious to weather, super durable, I stay dry as a bone out here in the Pacific Northwest.
TNF is the real deal, and I'll buy another one when the time comes. The Trailhead is probably larger & heavier than what you're looking for, but I was mostly speaking to the quality of tent The North Face puts together.

The poles are big & beefy, there is thought put into ease of setup when alone, the tent is water tight, but with plenty of ventilation.


If you go with TNF, buy it from REI (get a membership) so if you ever have any problems, you can take it back & they'll give you a new one or credit your account.
-Audi
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 4:32:07 PM EDT
Thanks for the input guys. Ill check out those models and keep the info coming!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:04:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 6:07:41 PM EDT by JPC]
1 to the chest 1 to the head...double tap
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:06:46 PM EDT
Call Hilleberg THE Tentmaker.....had a VE-24/5 transition,with 2 igloo tunnels, it was heavy.
Look at Hilliberg great tents,won't buy any thing else.
who do you rep for in regards to pro-forming?

Former Slumberjack,Katadyn,Cebe,Primus..and few others rep
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:11:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JPC:
Call Hilleberg THE Tentmaker.....had a VE-24/5 transition,with 2 igloo tunnels, it was heavy.
Look at Hilliberg great tents,won't buy any thing else.
who do you rep for in regards to pro-forming?

Former Slumberjack,Katadyn,Cebe,Primus..and few others rep

Ill check their site after I post this.

I work in Fire and we get pro form for lots of different company's.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 6:51:45 PM EDT
Gotcha,,they are in Washington,,ask for Petra
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:36:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JPC:
Gotcha,,they are in Washington,,ask for Petra

Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 6:39:46 AM EDT
LL Bean has all of their camping gear 20% off this weekend. Pretty good deals on some tents their house brands and MSR tents.
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