Tents - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old November 4th, 2008, 08:28 PM
oldscratchggf's Avatar
oldscratchggf
Status: Offline
nate
95 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: california
Posts: 660
Tents

I am looking at buying a tent- not a rooftop tent, just a regular old tent. Just a 2 person, 3-4 season tent. There are a lot of options, and I was wondering if anyone on here had any suggestions? Trying to stay around the $300 price point.
__________________
because six cylinders will take us farther than any president
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old November 4th, 2008, 08:42 PM
themaxx's Avatar
themaxx
Status: Offline
Ade
94 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 1,835
Registry
What type of camping do you plan to do? Plan to hike to a camp site? As far as weather, mostly in the summer and does the weather dip at night where you plan to hike?
__________________
"It insists upon itself" Family Guy
"Your Defender insists upon itself" Dave Parker
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 4th, 2008, 08:46 PM
oldscratchggf's Avatar
oldscratchggf
Status: Offline
nate
95 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: california
Posts: 660
Not extensive hiking to camp sites by any means, so I am not particularly concerned about weight. And camping will be 3 season, but I figure if I come across a diverse 4 season, I might as well go that route. Also, weather does dip like crazy at night.

I'm limiting my budget because idealistically I will have a rooftop tent in the not too distant future
__________________
because six cylinders will take us farther than any president
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old November 4th, 2008, 08:53 PM
themaxx's Avatar
themaxx
Status: Offline
Ade
94 ST
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MD
Posts: 1,835
Registry
Does it get winded where you plan on to use it? (not a question you need to answer for me, just something to consider.)

I'm a huge fan of Marmot (currently have), Northface and Black Diamond tents. Check out REI when you get a chance.


I think you'll like the Marmot Swallow 2P. Invest in a really good sleeping bag, regardless of what tent you get...
__________________
"It insists upon itself" Family Guy
"Your Defender insists upon itself" Dave Parker
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old November 4th, 2008, 09:06 PM
cellulararrest's Avatar
cellulararrest
Status: Offline
Chris Snyder
1994 D90 #614 | '07 L322 SC
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Newburyport, MA
Posts: 1,544
http://www.eurekatent.com/p-54-timberline-4.aspx

Light and super easy to setup.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old November 4th, 2008, 09:14 PM
oldscratchggf's Avatar
oldscratchggf
Status: Offline
nate
95 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: california
Posts: 660
anyone have any experience with any of the tent cots? kinda stupid looking but not a bad idea in theory
__________________
because six cylinders will take us farther than any president
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old November 4th, 2008, 09:37 PM
Treuwer's Avatar
Treuwer
Status: Offline
Trae Reuwer
94 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ellicott City- MD
Posts: 255
oh yes. It's great until you remember that you might need to change clothes in the tent, or roll over in your sleep, or try and put any of your stuff in there at the same time as you. Remember, communism seemed like a great idea too.

But I'll sell you one cheap if you're as hard headed as me.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old November 4th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Rod Hayward's Avatar
Rod Hayward
Status: Offline
Rod Hayward
95 D90 Green #2288
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: larkspur, co
Posts: 871
I'm a fan of Big Agnes (from here in Steamboat), and Kifaru (actually make their stuff here in Golden-these are the guys who started Mountainsmith -all their gear is top notch.) I'm into shaving weight while backpacking, though.

Another favorite- the tipi-tent! It weighs about 20 lbs but it packs up relatively small, is easy to erect, sleeps a bunch of people if need be, and you can build a fire in it! After all it is a tipi, which is kinda cool in itself. Also, Iron goat, who posts here sells 'em.
__________________
8-track, gun rack, spittoon, gimbal mounted beer buoy, blah, blah, blah, blah......
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old November 4th, 2008, 11:59 PM
chrisvonc's Avatar
chrisvonc
Status: Offline
Chris von C
No Defender at this time
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Va
Posts: 4,135
Quote:
Originally Posted by Treuwer
oh yes. It's great until you remember that you might need to change clothes in the tent, or roll over in your sleep, or try and put any of your stuff in there at the same time as you. Remember, communism seemed like a great idea too.

But I'll sell you one cheap if you're as hard headed as me.
I have a single man tent cot and while it was very comfortable to sleep in and did a awesome job of protection, the above comments are 100% dead on.

However, tentcot now comes in larger sizes. A couple of my friends have the larger one and its got great amounts of room in it for a single person and looks like some working room for 2 but i have yet to see one with 2 people in it.
__________________
Chris von C

Please email one of the current MODs if you need assistance.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lriwater: As you know, most wives don't like Series trucks due to the ride and lack of creature comforts. Girlfriends seem to like those, but some sort of magic happens during the wedding ceremony.
[/size]
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old November 5th, 2008, 06:28 AM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Offline
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
I just picked up a Mountain Hardware Hammerhead 2 tent that I really like a lot. It has kept me dry in wet weather, has a lot of ventilation and a lot of head rood. if you plan on backpacking the load could be split up between you and hiking partner. I think it is about 9 pounds.
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old November 5th, 2008, 10:17 AM
rmuller
Status: Offline
Ryan
1966 S2a 88" | 2006 LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Caldwell, NJ
Posts: 1,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by themaxx
I'm a huge fan of Marmot (currently have), Northface and Black Diamond tents. Check out REI when you get a chance.


I think you'll like the Marmot Swallow 2P. Invest in a really good sleeping bag, regardless of what tent you get...
x2 I love my Marmot .. I have the Firstlight 2P I believe... great little tent.
__________________
Ryan
-------------
Current:
1966 Series IIa "Olive"
2001 Discovery II
2006 LR3 HSE7


Past: 1994 Defender 90 #416, 2001 Discovery II
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old November 5th, 2008, 10:43 AM
lynchee's Avatar
lynchee
Status: Offline
Dennis Lynch
94 D90 #699
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Goffstown NH, USA
Posts: 603
Marmot, Mountain hardwear, MSR, Bibler are all great tents (I've used them all), but it you don't need anything that bombproof just buy an L.L.Bean. They have a lifetime warranty. I know a guy who had one for 4 years and it started leaking in one corner. He brought it back and they gave him a new one.
my .02
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old November 5th, 2008, 11:16 AM
97D90's Avatar
97D90
Status: Offline
Andrew Walcker
1997 Defender 90 LE
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rod Hayward
I'm a fan of Big Agnes (from here in Steamboat)....
I have a few bags from BA and can't say enough good things about them as a company and their products. I don't own one of their tents but have seen a few reviews of their tents and they are always rated very high.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old November 5th, 2008, 11:51 AM
61rover's Avatar
61rover
Status: Offline
John Crouse
'93 NAS D110 (#8) / '61 Series II
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,116
Registry
Tents

If you're not headng to Nepal, the REI branded tents are great value. I've had Eureka and North Face tents. I now have a 3 season REI 4-person tent and love it for the price.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old November 5th, 2008, 01:55 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
I use a 1995 Range Rover LWB with the seats removed as a tent.

$300 could get you an ok 1993 LWB.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old November 5th, 2008, 02:15 PM
ini88's Avatar
ini88
Status: Offline
Daniel Marcello
Alloy+Grit Creative Director
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,816
http://www.eurekatent.com/c-2-tents.aspx

but im bias
__________________
1955 Series I
1975 FC101 Vampire
1994 Defender 90 #916
1967 Lancia Fulvia
1974 Alfa Romeo GTV
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old November 5th, 2008, 05:24 PM
Craigd's Avatar
Craigd
Status: Offline
Craig Dickson
1995 D90 Red Soft top
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Weaverville, NC
Posts: 469
Registry
I prefer an air mattress over the cots. The air mattress seems to keep me warmer due to the insulation factor of the mattress. Unless you sleep on your back cots are very difficult to sleep in.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old November 5th, 2008, 05:35 PM
MonLand
Status: Offline
Loic Fabro
95 D90 - 96 Disco -06 LR3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Herndon, VA - USA
Posts: 1,642
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilfij
I use a 1995 Range Rover LWB with the seats removed as a tent.

$300 could get you an ok 1993 LWB.
That's a decent price for a wind-proof tent. But did you try to walk with one of them on your back? Man, that's a vacation/back killer!
__________________
Quote:
I have an ex MoD and an ex wife. The two no longer conflict with each other.
Quote:
it is not hoarding it is selective collecting
---
MonLand
1995 D90 NAS
1996 Discovery NAS
2006 LR3 NAS (hers, but comfy! :) )
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old November 6th, 2008, 01:18 AM
oldscratchggf's Avatar
oldscratchggf
Status: Offline
nate
95 d90
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: california
Posts: 660
I appreciate all the input. I think the Marmot or Eureka should suit me just fine.
__________________
because six cylinders will take us farther than any president
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mombasa Rooftop Tents schaney The Vendors Loft 0 October 4th, 2007 10:21 PM
Rooftop tents kellymoe Misc. Chit-Chat 18 January 22nd, 2007 07:07 PM
Hard case roof tents D90user Misc. Chit-Chat 1 February 16th, 2006 11:53 AM
Autohome Rooftop Tents surf110 Misc. Chit-Chat 1 February 27th, 2005 03:02 AM
Any rooftop tents that don't cost an arm and a leg??? artm Defender Technical Discussions 4 July 8th, 2004 09:09 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 PM.


Copyright