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Old 03-25-2013, 12:05 AM
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paha que solo tent

I have been looking at getting a solo tent for backpack hunting. Does anyone have any experience with this brand or this tent?

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Kc
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:33 AM
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I have been looking at getting a solo tent for backpack hunting. Does anyone have any experience with this brand or this tent?

PahaQue's Backpacking Tents

Thanks guys,
Kc
Kc, I looked at those also as well as a gazillion others. As you know, there is a huge variety out there and as with most of the gear I buy, you just don't know how it will perform until you use it. I did not like the weight of that one as there are quite a few tents lighter. After all the research that I have done the last couple of months, the terra nova solar competition is the one I will most likely be going with.
My main criteria is that it HAS to be freestanding and fast and easy to set up. I've got a tarptent contrail right now but it is virtually impossible to set up on rocks. I also wanted something about 2 pounds so that I can have my sleep system to around 5 pounds. This tent has some pretty good reviews and its got what I like and the vestibule set up looks like a great way to do it.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:41 PM
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+1 for the terra nova solar competition. Just spent the past few days in mine for the first time. Great lightweight set up for back packing into remote areas and appears to be very stable.

2 things to be aware of with this model. You will need some extra guy ropes as there isnt enough supplied on the tent. The tent pegs are very lightweight, needle sized and very small. Some people may favour them, but I replaced them with something more solid. I suspect they would be very easy to loose because of their small size and I just cant imagine using them in bad weather conditions as I suspect they would lack strength...
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+1 for the terra nova solar competition. Just spent the past few days in mine for the first time. Great lightweight set up for back packing into remote areas and appears to be very stable.

2 things to be aware of with this model. You will need some extra guy ropes as there isnt enough supplied on the tent. The tent pegs are very lightweight, needle sized and very small. Some people may favour them, but I replaced them with something more solid. I suspect they would be very easy to loose because of their small size and I just cant imagine using them in bad weather conditions as I suspect they would lack strength...
I had the same thought after seeing those stakes. So, overall, you liked the tent? And how about the room inside? It lists as 87 inches I think so it appears that a 6 foot person would have adequate room and the other thing I was wondering is how the vestibule worked out for you.

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:30 PM
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That original made me laugh... A backpacking tent that is made to attach to a cot ???? I have never met anyone carrying a cot strapped to his pack...
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I had the same thought after seeing those stakes. So, overall, you liked the tent? And how about the room inside? It lists as 87 inches I think so it appears that a 6 foot person would have adequate room and the other thing I was wondering is how the vestibule worked out for you.

Thanks!

Randy
Overall, yes I definitley liked the tent. Im a bit shorter than you but still had spare leg room. I would be picking that it would be long enough for you. Did find the vestibule to be a bit on the small side. Just put as much gear as I could (mostly food)inside my pack and stashed pack in vestibule.

Seams arent sealed at factory so this will be something I will look at doing shortly. Will be picking up the footprint for it as well so can you use it just with tent fly .I got my mine through Back Country gear, they had them on sale.

The other one person tent I looked at was a Hilleberg soulo, great reviews but a bit heavier weight wise + plus more expensive.

Have been using a locally(nz) made one person tent for the last 15yrs or so. Its a "macpac microlight". Have used this mainly with the tent fly and no inner. Just wanted something that was a bit more stable in higher winds...
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:35 AM
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Overall, yes I definitley liked the tent. Im a bit shorter than you but still had spare leg room. I would be picking that it would be long enough for you. Did find the vestibule to be a bit on the small side. Just put as much gear as I could (mostly food)inside my pack and stashed pack in vestibule.

Seams arent sealed at factory so this will be something I will look at doing shortly. Will be picking up the footprint for it as well so can you use it just with tent fly .I got my mine through Back Country gear, they had them on sale.

The other one person tent I looked at was a Hilleberg soulo, great reviews but a bit heavier weight wise + plus more expensive.

Have been using a locally(nz) made one person tent for the last 15yrs or so. Its a "macpac microlight". Have used this mainly with the tent fly and no inner. Just wanted something that was a bit more stable in higher winds...
Thanks for that info. Man, you are the same wave length as I-----I figured that I would pick up that hilleberg soulo also but I would use that for a trip in bad weather as I do not like the weight on that. I did speak with Kurt Raciot last week. Kurt is the owner of Stone Glacier packs and he is a mountain "stud" and an avid sheep hunter. We got on the subject of tents and the soulo is what he uses and absolutely says that for him and for his type of hunting, there is nothing better. And he has used everything.

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