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    I have generally found that MSR tents are pretty reliable and were very innovative back a few years ago

    They have been swamped by new smart designs made in China
    Quality and features are always compromised because customers always want the most for the least $s

    If you are flying in to altitude an older MSR is a good base camp
    Not so I think with the newer ones

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    Re weight

    Being a young hunter in the 80s when gear was still very heavy
    I have always been fascinated by the lightest possible gear options

    I have tried it all with tents and good and cooking etc
    Generally after trying the very lightest option available I have rebounded to something slightly heavier but more suited to my needs

    I think nothing has changed really and that it's an endless continuum of striving for better
    But you will generally be dissapointed in the very lightest because the compromises are so great

    Go get fit and loose 2kgs that way and enjoy your hunt more that way

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    @akaroa1 Or in my case 15..... Hell I could bring 7 tents with me then..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbear View Post
    when down south couple years ago my mate sleeped in his look after kathmandu 4 season tent it was about 6 yrs old, we got 250mm of rain that night and wind i hadn't seen before. 3of us were already in a 2 man bivvy hut and i thought that was going to blow ova. The flat iron on the wall was popping all night. The wind was gusting in all directions.
    Mates tent was getting flown completely flat on top of him then stand back up.
    The next day yip that tent was all out of shape but i dont know if my macpac i4 season i have now would have stayed up that night.
    The kathmandu is also been through a good snow dump in a tahr block. petty they don't make this model anymore.
    sounds like our Kathmandu Boreas, a pretty well designed 4 season tent
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    @striker i ask him what model it is. I know they don't make that model anymore over wise he would buy another in a heart beat.

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    Using Kuiu summit star.around 700 grams,fly and footprint.Plenty of room for gear and dog.Name:  F7C57AD9-7E3D-4CB6-992C-772B6613CDB9.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    I have both a two man and a one man MSR Carbon Reflex. They are good light weight tents. If I'm going easy I'll take the two man for both me and the hound. They're not cheap but can be found secondhand. Not even sure if they still make them?
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    MSR Carbon Reflex 2 listed in the For Sale section

    MST Hubba and gear shed to come

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    I have a Big Agnes Fly Creek Platinum 2 person tent with a footprint. Never used - put it up in the back yard when I bought it from the gearshop two years ago to see how easy it was to erect. Then put it away along with my unused lightweight pack and lightweight sleeping bag (used once). Very light tent. I wouldn't want to use it in a howling gale though. I had visions of using it for a couple nights on extended bush hunts or tussock country in good weather.

    I'm thinking I might sell it as I have an old big tent for end of road or chopper use as I'm getting too old for extended anything that involves too much physical.
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    Yep get a two man tent and also get one that you can take the tent down while the fly is still up ( handy in shit weather ) I think MSR tents you can do this.

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    Did a bunch of research into this topic as well. I originally had my heart set on the MSR Hubba Hubba but upon digging a bit deeper, I found that there were several problems with it including: 1) Not factory seam sealed, 2) breaking down in the wind, 3) poor fabric tear strength. I had a friend who purchased one and we went out in 'moderate' winds and it definitely did not hold up very well. I decided to go with a Hilleberg Soulo. It's a 1-person tent but it's quite spacious.

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    1 man tent recommendations

    Be interested in comments re the Soulo. I have an Atko that is a single person tent.
    Iím unsure about anything else to compare it to apart from a Hubba Hubba and two (Minaret and Olympus) types.
    Certainly the Atko is of a decent build and it hasnít looked like failing in some cold windy evenings- small though.


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    This is my Big Agnes copper spur 2 man tent , so far Big Agnes has kept me warm and dry! ,had no problems at all with it ,as long as you are sensible about where you pitch it like other 3 season tents.
    I use it with a footprint as the tent floor is very thin and you need a footprint if you want to use it with just the fly .
    You also need extra pegs that it doesn't come with for the fly tie downs , so all up with extra pegs and footprint she weighs 1.64kg.
    In this photo I haven't pegged out the vestibule which is enough room for a pack or doing your cooking etc.
    Cheers

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    Best tent iíve owned/used
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    Arrived today.



    They definitely don't seem to have any problems with shipping. Good email updates too.
    @stagstalker id be interested in your thoughts on the carbon poles? Mine has aluminium as carbon not available until september.

    This thread has been a good one, lots of good info in here to help folks make the right choice for their needs

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