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Does anyone have any recommendations on a good 4 person 3 season tent? Something that can hold up well to rain and wind, easy for 1 person to setup, but not cost an arm and a leg :)

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Check out Coleman's line of tents. I think they have a larger one than we have which is a 3 person size. It's served us well for over 15 years and has been used a lot. Also check out Mountain Hardware. I'm not familiar with their product lines but the club gets a killer discount from them. It's top of the line stuff if they have what you want.

Also check out www.sierratradingpost.com . They have an outlet in Reno but the stuff they have in the store is different than what they have in their catalog.

Also www.campmor.com for some fairly good prices.
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Thank you for the links! My last tent was a coleman, and it did alright. It was more tent then I needed (7-8 Person) and required help to set it up when I was in hollister. Of course it rained early sat morning and it leaked on me, and on that saturday night it didnt do well keeping the heat in so I froze. I learned my lesson that bigger isn't always better :)

I found this North Face 4 person tent at a reasonable price on campmor
http://www.campmor.c...Product___24422

I figured a 4 person would be big enough for 2 people, a dog, and some gear.

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I bought a ent from Northface before and had to return it. The quality is nice but it takes a college degree to set it up with their jumble of support rods going everywhere as well as close to imposible to do alone.

I ended up buying a "free standing" tent for 4, roof pops in place with a single motion and even my dumb behind could make short work of setting it up by myself. Of course with 2 is much faster but it CAN be easiy done alone if necesary. The quality is great. We've used it a couple of times and have been very happy with it. I don't remember the name off hand but if your interested in something like that, let me know and I'll have my wife get me the name of it back home.
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I don't remember the name off hand but if your interested in something like that, let me know and I'll have my wife get me the name of it back home.


Yes, please!:cool:

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Hellooooo. Tap, tap, tap. We have special Mountain Hardwear codes to buy wholesale!!!! Ron! Where are you? They are a club sponsor somehow?

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Does anyone have any recommendations on a good 4 person 3 season tent? Something that can hold up well to rain and wind, easy for 1 person to setup, but not cost an arm and a leg :)


The Fall issue of Overland Journal had a family tent test.
I have a Northface 4 person and a large Coleman in the garage and was wondering what to use for the Shaver lake trip- I usually use a RTT but my 10yr old son may be bringing a friend.

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Okay so now I am intrested in mountain hardware. I checked it out when Brian mentioned it but when I saw $750 for a 2 person tent, I almost passed out! I didnt see the all mountain tents doh!

This has caught my eye

http://www.mountainh...8&viewAll=False

I bought a ent from Northface before and had to return it. The quality is nice but it takes a college degree to set it up with their jumble of support rods going everywhere as well as close to imposible to do alone.

I ended up buying a "free standing" tent for 4, roof pops in place with a single motion and even my dumb behind could make short work of setting it up by myself. Of course with 2 is much faster but it CAN be easiy done alone if necesary. The quality is great. We've used it a couple of times and have been very happy with it. I don't remember the name off hand but if your interested in something like that, let me know and I'll have my wife get me the name of it back home.


I am def still interested in finding out more!

The easier the setup the better for me. If I am able to make it to more club events, I probably wouldn't be rolling into the camp site until after dark due to my lenght in drive time. I hate to be knocking on someone's tent asking for help at midnight lol :)

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The Fall issue of Overland Journal had a family tent test.
I have a Northface 4 person and a large Coleman in the garage and was wondering what to use for the Shaver lake trip- I usually use a RTT but my 10yr old son may be bringing a friend.


The value award on OJ's tent review was the Kelty Green River 6 with a price of $360

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The value award on OJ's tent review was the Kelty Green River 6 with a price of $360


Is this it?

http://www.campingge...t_40419905.html

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The Mountain Hardware price we get is wholesale, so you can figure anywhere from 35%-50% of the listed price. Contact Ron and he can set you up with the login info and see what kind of deal you can get.

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Hellooooo. Tap, tap, tap. We have special Mountain Hardwear codes to buy wholesale!!!! Ron! Where are you? They are a club sponsor somehow?


Thank you Dave! Yes, they are our sponsor, and we get wholesale pricing.

Chris, the Casa 4 (pic 1) you saw on the Mountain Hardwear (MH) website retails for $325.00; our price $178.75! what a deal. Let me know if you want user ID and password to MH special order site for us to use.

When I was shopping for my 3 person tent 4 seasons tent (got back snow camping 2 weeks ago - PCRover (Gary) and Sasquatch (Dave) were there enjoying beautiful snow weather), I ended with REI (before we had the MH deal) Mountain 3 Tent (pic 2) retail about $360; on sale about 1 yr ago for $260.

If I were to do it again, I'd buy the Moutain Hardwear Light Wedge 3 (pic 3). Retail for $240. Our club price $132.00.

The Light Wedge tents is simple backpacking tents for two or three, and light. Not too bulky to store in your truck, and easily in your 24 hr pack (backpack).

Fast setup and featuring Mountain Hardwears patented tension shelf for strength and storage, the 70D nylon and mesh canopy has a single, D-shaped door, two mesh ceiling vents and one rear vent. Atlas 7001 poles are strong and light. Guaranteed watertight construction. Superlight option: pitch with fly and Pitch Light footprint to shave pounds. Footprint sold separately."

Complete customer reviews: http://www.trailspac.../light-wedge-3/

And money is no object and going on group expedition, I'd go for the Space Station. Retails for $5500. :eek::D

Our club price $3,190.00.

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If you can provide me the info to get the special pricing then it would be much appreciated

I have my eye on the Expedition : EV 3 :)

I may not be climbing Mt Everest anytime soon, but Lake Tahoe can get pretty darn cold at night even in the middle of summer time. My fav camp site Tuolumne Meadows Campground in yosemite is almost a 9000' and it freeeeezing at night.

I am a wuss and don't like the cold very much

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No problem Chris!

The EV 3 looks tough and the price is $750 retail. Cerrtainly, you will be the most well protected guy snow camping in Tahoe with that (can you see camping near Ellis Peak - place we checked out last year)! :)

Our club price $435.00 for that tent.

Read the ordering guidelines: http://nclrclub.org/...hread.php?t=558 and let me know when you are ready to order from Mountain Hardwear. I will PM you the special websiet and password. You have a week to order and then need to pass it back to me so I can give it to the next guy/gal.

Enjoy the NCLR club discount!

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Is this it?

http://www.campingge...t_40419905.html


Looks like it, i will check my copy of Overland Journal (who also did a previous lightweight tent review also) later this evening.

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I have been using this REI tent for several seasons.

http://www.rei.com/product/777755

Has held up to some downpours and snow.

I would recommend the 6 person tent for 4 people as it gives you some room for gear and or space to hang if it really gets nasty. If your camping with the rover your not too worried about the little extra weight. REI often have a sale so you can get 20% off if you time it right.




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