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Old 11-04-2011, 03:30 PM
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Which 1-2p tent for backpacking in alpine environment?

Which 1-2p tent for backpacking in alpine environment?

I'm hunting in alpine areas, which occassionaly gets high winds, maybe a dump of snow and I still want a very light tent.
the condotions are comparable with Alaska I'd say - it is the Norwegian high-country, and the Southern Alps in New Zealand.

Am I asking for the impossible?

These tents has caught my attention:

Warmlite Climbers Two Person Tent | Stephenson's Warmlite

Hilleberg the Tentmaker - Tunnel Tents - Nallo 2

http://www.hilleberg.com/home/produc...o/nallo2gt.php

the last one a wee bit heavy for solo hunts... :-/

I've had this tent, but find it to heavy at 4lb.. a tough tent though despite having only one beam..:

Ringstind Light

Problem is I'd like to be able to stack in to persons, even though it would be the missus we'd still want space for two people..

I'm willing to pay a premium for a premium tent - I expect it to last my life of backpacking..

Other suggestions?

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Old 11-05-2011, 10:07 AM
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Re: Which 1-2p tent for backpacking in alpine environment?

You really are searching for the holy grail. I've been looking at the Hilleberg as well. To get the four season features you are going to pay for it with money and weight.

Here is one I've been looking at, Shangri-La 3 Tent Bundle It makes sense when sharing to load with someone else and can be used just as a tarp when weather permits.

In open alpine country there is something to be said for the security of a good shelter. There is nowhere to hide! A good synthetic bag with a bivy cover gives me the confidence to skimp a bit on the shelter. It all adds up when it on your back.

Gene

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Old 11-05-2011, 11:29 AM
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Re: Which 1-2p tent for backpacking in alpine environment?

This is how I think of the matter:

If I get a very good down- bag, I have at least 700grams-1kg extra for a better tent - ie I could go for the Nallo 2GT and have a spacious vestibule even when hunting alone. I spent 48hours in a small tent in very bad wind and rain in NZ ten years ago - at that time I wished I had a bigger tent!
I also have 3/4 Exped down mat - save 200 gram from full lenght, making it a viable choice over other rests. Single closed cell mats are no option for me.. I'm hunting and doing the hard yards while enjoying it- it's not an army operation. Good gear, together with fitness, go a long way to make it more fun.

I'm a much better hunter on day 2-5 if I can sleep well at night, and get a good rest, without worry about getting wet.

This is not a cheap solution at all, but I'm willing to pay the price to have good AND light gear for the rest of my years of hunting.

Are there any other light, but still safe, tents for alpine use I should consider? Or should I just stick with a Hilleberg?

this one is also an option - better security, but one-man tent...

http://www.hilleberg.com/home/products/soulo/soulo.php

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:34 PM
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Re: Which 1-2p tent for backpacking in alpine environment?

Eureka Drawtite series...2 man.... Cheap enough and will last you forever. Timberline models

http://store.eurekatent.com/tents

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Old 11-06-2011, 02:17 AM
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Re: Which 1-2p tent for backpacking in alpine environment?

Check out the Big Agnes tents.. The Copper Spur UL series are great!
Big Agnes : Tents

Mine has been Alaska tested and I am still happy with the tent...
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:28 AM
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Re: Which 1-2p tent for backpacking in alpine environment?

I've had a look at the suggestions - have a few questiones about the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2:

The Joined bowes, Are they as durable as the continous bows (hilleberg et al) in heavy winds?
Is the vestibule big enough to cook in?
1,7kg all up is tempting.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:07 PM
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Re: Which 1-2p tent for backpacking in alpine environment?

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I've had a look at the suggestions - have a few questiones about the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2:

The Joined bowes, Are they as durable as the continous bows (hilleberg et al) in heavy winds?
Is the vestibule big enough to cook in?
1,7kg all up is tempting.
I'm running the UL3. Its a palace for 2 and the vestibule is big enough to cook in. Not sure how to answer your other question. Its worked well so far and its been more than a bit windy a few times..
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