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View Poll Results: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle season?
Bivy 33 11.07%
Tarp 35 11.74%
Bivy/Tarp combo 42 14.09%
3 season double wall tent 55 18.46%
3 season single wall tent 67 22.48%
4 season tent 49 16.44%
Tipi 17 5.70%
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What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle season?

 
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:48 PM
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

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Wild Rose,

For winter conditions no company makes better tents that the Swedish company Hilleberg. But beside being 'spensive, even the solo tents like their Akto are a bit heavier than I like, mainly because they use more poles.
Surprisingly my TT Moment DW has the optional crossing pole that makes it suitable for a snow load, unlike the similar Hilleberg Akto.

Still, Hilleberg tents are lighter than other winter tents and more storm-worthy than most.

So W.R., if you like the best tents you can afford look at Hilleberg. Nobody has better quality and their designs are expedition proven worldwide.
Maybe you haven't had a tent from Integral Designs, Bibler or from some of the other top-shelf companies. Hilleberg's are nice, but the "best" is merely conditions adjusted and for winter conditions, there are other equal or better choices.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:55 PM
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

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Wild Rose,

For winter conditions no company makes better tents that the Swedish company Hilleberg. But beside being 'spensive, even the solo tents like their Akto are a bit heavier than I like, mainly because they use more poles.
Surprisingly my TT Moment DW has the optional crossing pole that makes it suitable for a snow load, unlike the similar Hilleberg Akto.

Still, Hilleberg tents are lighter than other winter tents and more storm-worthy than most.

So W.R., if you like the best tents you can afford look at Hilleberg. Nobody has better quality and their designs are expedition proven worldwide.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:37 PM
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

Just ordered an Easton Kilo 1 man tent. Trying to lighten my load to help out the knees a bit. At 1lb 14oz it definitely fits into the light weight category.
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:00 PM
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

Tarp Tent with out floor. Luckily here in California rifle season seems to still be in what most would consider late summer weather.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:10 PM
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

A tent is most effective because usually rifle hunts are colder so there nice and warm.
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:14 PM
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Re: What type of shelter do you use most often for backpack hunting during rifle seas

Kifaru shelters. Add the backpackable wood stove and living life!
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