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    Tents

    So, there's been a few posts about tents in use and what to recommend of late, and I have an interest in this too, wanting to get back to the hills and upgrade my gear.
    I think a sticky with peoples info would be useful?
    People have mentioned various models/brands but often when checking them out on the web, there isn't a great amount of info for using in our setting I think.
    Specifically, setting up in wet/raining, windy, weather.
    Many models say they can be erected with the tent and fly clipped together but I haven't seen any that show how thats done regarding settting up. Sure they're clipped together but how do you get the poles in??
    There are very few with external poles which make it a bit more obvious but even then they don't explain how what clips to what in which sequence.
    So.
    I'm wondering if the next time you have yours up (keep it clean you lot), take a couple of pics and attach with model, size (1P/2P) and brief rundown on how it assembles for raining days and if stocked/sold in NZ or shipped in.
    My tent is a Moss Stardome, bought new 1988 when about to leave Canada and last used in '93. Bomb proof 4 season, 2P internal poles that need to be first threaded and set on the tent before you can chuck the fly on.
    Obviously a wet mess results. Also, designed in and for North American locations, not great for high humidity camping, like fiordland, as it turned out....
    Thoughts?
    cheers all.
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    I'm leaning towards the Kuiu mountain star.
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    I'll try get some assembly photos for you when I get a chance but fly is clipped to main body and then you just clip fly to the external poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    I'll try get some assembly photos for you when I get a chance but fly is clipped to main body and then you just clip fly to the external poles.

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    So with the fly being attached to the tent dose that keep everything a bit dryer when setting it up in the rain. ?

    I have a cheap torpedo7 2 person tent does the job and not to heavy has a single pole. Not much fun setting it up in the rain -- i dont think any tent would be though..Name:  Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 3.43.10 PM.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    I'll try get some assembly photos for you when I get a chance but fly is clipped to main body and then you just clip fly to the external poles.
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    So the lot pack together as one to then clip to poles I take it?
    Sounds great, had looked at this from a suggestion by K95 (?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awaian View Post
    So the lot pack together as one to then clip to poles I take it?
    Sounds great, had looked at this from a suggestion by K95 (?).
    That's correct. Roll it up as one, unroll as one and it's basically sealed. Clip poles and peg it. Job done.

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    I've never found it a problem pitching tents with inner + fly separate in the rain personally, done it plenty of times and the inner has never got wet enough in that short time to be a problem. Guess in a proper Fiordland/Wet Coast downpour it could become an issue though. Normally get more moisture into the tent by crawling in wet yourself really.

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    thanks GravelBen, most of the time it's not raining so hard when we camp I guess. I'm basing my (new) expectations on the tent I have which needs the poles threaded thru sleeves on the tent before the fly can be thrown over the top. 4poles to thread and not as quick as clipping on.

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    Im going to pick up a hilleberg anjan 2 when in Sweden this year.
    They look well made. The 3 person version gets really good reviews at 100g more.

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    Great, Freezer.
    Another one I've wondered about. There was a mention on forum about them but the item used considered leaky (?) and not rated. Maybe a used unit, who knows. Keen to hear your thoughts on it in time.
    The problem with these things (tents in general) is they cost and where to check them out in the flesh? Bit tough to take a punt on for most of us I'd say.

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    hillebergs don't leak, though the 4 season ones could be prone to condensation.

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    I have an old Fairydown Altimate II, an Exped Vela and a Macpac Microlite. They can all be pitched in one piece or the fly first and then the inner clipped in. I just leave everything together unless I'm drying stuff out. After putting a number of tents up in torrential rain ONCE with inner first I will not buy anything in that configuration again. Of the three I have the Fairydown then Macpac would have it for speed.

    One thing with tent poles is to collapse them from the middle, and then keep roughly halving the sections. This stops getting too much tension in the elastic in the last sections which is the main reason and location for failure.
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    are you after a tent that you can put in a pack or something heavier ive just got one off dwights its more a tent that id drive to a camp spot as that's what I prefer to do its a 3 person one but havnt had a chance to put it up yet tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibblet View Post
    I'll try get some assembly photos for you when I get a chance but fly is clipped to main body and then you just clip fly to the external poles.

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    Hey Nibbles, any chance of a photo as packaged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Hey Nibbles, any chance of a photo as packaged?
    There is a good chance

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