/ Its down to 4 tents, help
Its down to these 4. Anyone used them.
Will anyone who suggests other tents that might be better get in trouble? ;-)
They're all very similar, very conventional 2-porch, inner-first, 4-pole geodesics.
Personally, I don't buy into the 'outer first is best for rain!' argument... its a bonus, but if your inner tent isn't made of mesh (and if it isn't actually epic monsoon rain) then it'll keep the rain out long enough for you to pitch the whole thing. You can cover the inner with the fly when you're threading the poles, with a bit of practise.
For me, outer first is a *huge* benefit when dealing with strong wind, because you don't have to fight with an enormous flappy sail. Means you can pitch tents singlehanded even in really nasty conditions, which is a potential lifesaver.
If there's two of you, and you're practised, inner-first geos will have a really nice stable pitch whch is what these four are aiming at, right?
spent a couple of nights in the Kangri earlier this summer and found that it had no ventilation other than the main doors. It suffered slightly more condensation than I would have thought. Generally an O.K tent but can't compare it to your others as haven't used any of them. Heard good things about the MH Trango.
i'm really happy with my Kangri, i judge it against my old TN Ultra Quasar, and i think its better in pretty much every regard - its certainly a damn sight easier to live in: bigger doors, more, and better internal pockets, much easier to sit-up in...
if they are all much-of-a-muchness - which i think they are - then i'd think that the £150 you'd save by buying a Kangri rather than one of the others would be the swinger: 4 season mountain tent + flights to the Alps, or a couple of Tanks of Petrol or a pair of ice axes vs 4 season mountain tent...
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