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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Really?

    How often have you seen this?
    I know of three. All ruined by wind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Really?

    How often have you seen this?
    Yeap same here have personally been there when one has imploded on itself due to wind it collapsed and all the poles bent and tore it, at the time I had my cheapo salewa set up right beside it and it was fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    I have the same and agree except there is no agent in NZ now so no back up service. I have had a pole break on mine and it went through the fly and Terra Nova in UK don't want to know anything about it. Shame.

    Have replaced it with a MSR Hubba NX Solo 1 for USD245 and will get the Terra Nova fixed by someone local.
    I should qualify what I said about Terra Nova: part of the problem with my tent (Solar Competition) was that the model is discontinued. TN would have sent me a new set of poles if they had had them in stock (for a fee), but they didn't have any. I also have a Terra Nova Quassar Lightweight 2 person and its a fantastic tent - never had any trouble with it including 10 days in Fiordland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Yeap same here have personally been there when one has imploded on itself due to wind it collapsed and all the poles bent and tore it, at the time I had my cheapo salewa set up right beside it and it was fine
    Right so they blew apart in the wind, thought you meant from your first comment that they just broke during setup or leaked from new. Makes you wonder how windy it was at the time, (lightweight 3 season tent) were the guy lines set out and tensioned correctly, were the pole ferrules all snugged up.

    I've had a few tents with bent poles over the years (pushing them too hard in wind they weren't designed to withstand) but "touch wood" nothing with snapped poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Right so they blew apart in the wind, thought you meant from your first comment that they just broke during setup or leaked from new. Makes you wonder how windy it was at the time, (lightweight 3 season tent) were the guy lines set out and tensioned correctly, were the pole ferrules all snugged up.

    I've had a few tents with bent poles over the years (pushing them too hard in wind they weren't designed to withstand) but "touch wood" nothing with snapped poles.
    I guess they were all set up correctly, it seems to be a common theme with MSRs that they don't stand up to much wind compared to some other tents of a similar design so there is possibly better choices for open tops hunting, I'm pretty sure @BRADS had a carbon reflex that shit itself in the wind also?
    The quasssar that @Tahr has are a bloody good tent, spent a week stuck up on the tops in Westland in a blowing gale that wouldn't let up and a couple feet of snow in one and it would have to be the most stable tent I have come across, you couldn't have thrown much worse at it and we felt safe in it the entire time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I guess they were all set up correctly, it seems to be a common theme with MSRs that they don't stand up to much wind compared to some other tents of a similar design so there is possibly better choices for open tops hunting, I'm pretty sure @BRADS had a carbon reflex that shit itself in the wind also?
    The quasssar that @Tahr has are a bloody good tent, spent a week stuck up on the tops in Westland in a blowing gale that wouldn't let up and a couple feet of snow in one and it would have to be the most stable tent I have come across, you couldn't have thrown much worse at it and we felt safe in it the entire time
    My Terra Nova Quasar in the Kawekas'

    Unfortunately they cost about $1k nowadays.

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    Have heard those are great tents Ryan but are we comparing a 4kg 4 season mountain tent and a 1.5kg 3 season tent for performance in the wind?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff View Post
    Have heard those are great tents Ryan but are we comparing a 4kg 4 season mountain tent and a 1.5kg 3 season tent for performance in the wind?
    That's right. The Quasar super light like mine is 2.4kg, but its certainly quite a different beast to the topic of this thread.

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    I have bought a zempire atom and a Nature hike Tagar - copy of an exped. Will see what they are like with a couple of overnight trips.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Natu...311.0.0.vFAuKB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    My Terra Nova Quasar in the Kawekas'

    Unfortunately they cost about $1k nowadays.

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    Thats looks very cosy and nice spot to put head down !!!!
    Nice Tent too

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottrods View Post
    I have bought a zempire atom and a Nature hike Tagar - copy of an exped. Will see what they are like with a couple of overnight trips.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Natu...311.0.0.vFAuKB
    I'd be interested to hear what you have to say about the Tagar, i've heard a lot of good reviews.

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    ive got a drifter tent from dwights outdoors probably not exactly what your looking for but they appear to do some hard testing on their gear before they decide to sell it

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    I have the naturehike curris 2. Have had ut in some serious wind and she has held up fine no leaks yets, very light weight for the size of it. Fits myself my gear and a dog in easy, 2 pple be cossy but still fine. Only thing is the pegs are very light alloy and to short so replace them with longer stronger ones and cant complain for the price. $280 mine was at the time through bushbuck, but that was not long after that model come out so could be cheaper now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speshnz View Post
    I'd be interested to hear what you have to say about the Tagar, i've heard a lot of good reviews.
    Sold the Taga. Didn't like the fact it didn't have a separate inner. I suspected it would be useless on west coast because it would be full of condensation.

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    The new macpac Duolight looks good, anyone tried it?

 

 

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