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 Post subject: Re: Tent or Bivy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:27 pm 
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I would go with a Brooks Range Mountaineering Tent, I have their Rocket Tent.

See http://brooks-range.com/Tents/

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For tarps tents I like the BD Mega Mid, Goliite Hex 3 tent, and the MSR Twin Sister (comes with snow flaps). See

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 Post subject: Re: Tent or Bivy
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:12 pm 
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For winter, a good four season tent is my choice for around here. For a single night out in spring, with a good forecast, one can get away with a bivy or superlight tent. In winter the days are short, and storms can come, and generally one is going to be spending a lot of hours in the tent, and there needs to be enough space to be comfortable, and cook inside, etc.
If you have enough energy, and are going to be camping for a few days, a large teepe style (floorless shelter) like those made by Mountain Hardware can work well, but you will have to dedicate a fair amount of time and energy to digging it down into the snow to make a suitable shelter to be roomy enough and strong enough to spend considerable time in.

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 Post subject: Re: Tent or Bivy
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:10 pm 
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The moment I saw the word Mega mid I knew I needed to make a post. Its awesome! Any season, anywhere, Get a megamid!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tent or Bivy
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:33 am 
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+1 for a teepee/floor-less type tent.
You should check out Nemo's Pentalite. It sleeps up to 3 people comfortably for winter applications. It has a dedicated area for gear and/or cooking and is much easier to set it up tight (verses the competition) due to it's shape. At just under 3.5lbs it's the best winter tent that I've ever used. Note: I've also used GoLite, Mtn Hardware, Garuda, and Blackdiamond teepee tents as well. http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo2012-p ... e2012-tent
Nemo's Transform Tarp is another teepee type option. It sleeps up to 2 people comfortably for winter use and is just over 2.5lbs. It doesn't set up as nice as the Pentalite, but it gets the job done wonderfully.
http://www.nemoequipment.com/nemo2012-T ... -Tarp-tent

Personally I would avoid a bivy because you'll want space to store your gear out of the elements and/or for cooking. I've done the bivy thing during the winter and will never do it again.

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