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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 6:08 am    Post subject: 4 Person tent  Reply with quote

So I want to get the whole family out backpacking and Im in the market for a tent. I need a 4 person as the title says, and it will be used for hiking and car camping. I have a half dome 2 and very happy with it and was looking at the half dome 4. got the rei dividend to use from the rei visa and sold a huge 8 person tent that I had no use for. So any experience here in 4 person tents? The weight is shocking on some. Any help would be great. They also have a few in the closeout section from Alps that seem ok, just not sure of the quality.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four people?  You already have a two-person tent, so why not just buy another two-person tent.  That way you have the flexability for a two-person trip or a four person trip.  You're screwed weight-wise if three persons are on the trip whether using 2 two-person tents or one four- person tent; that's life.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wanted 4 person because my girls are 8 and 10, that way we can all be in the same tent.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the above.  If you already have a 2P tent, it might be a better option to get another 2P tent.

However, I disagree with the weight...there are options out there for a light 4P tent - if you decide to go that route.

Here are some options for a 3P/4P tent:

https://www.tarptent.com/hogback.html - 4lbs.

http://www.tarptent.com/rainshadow2.html - 2.6lbs.

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Agnes-P...ralight-Backpacking/dp/B004J0RYE2 - 4.6lbs.

http://www.golite.com/Shangri-La-5-Tent-2014-P46714.aspx - 5lbs.

I'm sure there are many other options out there...these are just a few that come to mind.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did think about getting another 2P tent, but in the end we decided we would be better getting a 4P. The tents you list look interesting, the big agnes seems good for a traditional style tent. And the tarptent Hogback looks cool to. Thanks
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