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02-12-2013 04:51 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by tigre View Post
No, but it's not out of the norm for a single-door tent. It just depends on how much space you really need. I prefer a single door at the foot of the tent (having the door on the side can make it a hassle getting two people in and out of the tent) and I use a shorty sleeping pad and put my pack under my legs/feet, which saves quite a bit of space and some weight as well.

TylerKat: For that price, I'd jump on that SD tent.
No it is not out of the norm to have 10 sq ft per vestibule. I just find that 10 sq feet isn't enough for 2 people and I hate having my pack in the tent since I'm already 6'2".

I'd jump on the Zia for that price though. I have the Electron from a few years back (basically a 3 person Zia) and it's still my favorite tent....well made
02-12-2013 04:37 PM
mojo maestro Still have and use my 20+ yr old SD tent. I've got 2 others also. Rainfly's go all the way down and their CS can't be beat. I'd buy that SD in a heartbeat...gearloft and footprint included. You can probably use the fly, footprint, pole dealio, if you want to go lite.
02-12-2013 02:09 PM
tigre
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My point is that 10 sqft isn't a lot of room for 2 packs, 2 pairs of boots, etc. It's fine for one of things.
No, but it's not out of the norm for a single-door tent. It just depends on how much space you really need. I prefer a single door at the foot of the tent (having the door on the side can make it a hassle getting two people in and out of the tent) and I use a shorty sleeping pad and put my pack under my legs/feet, which saves quite a bit of space and some weight as well.

TylerKat: For that price, I'd jump on that SD tent.
02-12-2013 01:19 PM
Bones
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Originally Posted by tigre View Post
Que? The way I'm reading it is that the REI one has 18.75sqft of total vestibule space, divided between two vestibules (so ~9.4sqft on each side). The Kelty has a total of 10sqft of vestibule space, all in the same vestibule.
Yeah, you're right. I misread the number of doors for each.

My point is that 10 sqft isn't a lot of room for 2 packs, 2 pairs of boots, etc. It's fine for one of things.
02-12-2013 12:58 PM
SnowOwl Found this as Well since someone mentioned Sierra Designs...any input?



02-12-2013 12:05 PM
tigre
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Originally Posted by Bones View Post
Yes, but I think the total vestibule area is only 10 sq feet. IE 2 x 5 sq ft, not 2 X 10 sq feet
Que? The way I'm reading it is that the REI one has 18.75sqft of total vestibule space, divided between two vestibules (so ~9.4sqft on each side). The Kelty has a total of 10sqft of vestibule space, all in the same vestibule.

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Originally Posted by mojo maestro
Careful with the Golite stuff....zippers and some of the craftsmanship doesn't seem up to par.
I'll second that. Got some shell pants (which I returned) and a puffy jacket from them a couple months ago. I will say that they have some good design ideas, but the follow-through isn't there. I don't think I'd buy anything else from them.
02-12-2013 11:21 AM
Bones
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Originally Posted by tigre View Post
It's because it has two doors, and so two vestibules.
Yes, but I think the total vestibule area is only 10 sq feet. IE 2 x 5 sq ft, not 2 X 10 sq feet
02-12-2013 10:58 AM
mojo maestro Sounds like your mind is made up. Had lots of Kelty stuff, don't think you can go wrong.
02-12-2013 08:34 AM
SnowOwl One of the main reasons I was looking at these two is 1. It's REI... always good quality and 2. The Kelty won a backpackers award in 2011. I was mainly looking for a good quality tent that I could afford as well.

So far I'm leaning towards the Kelty mainly because I found it cheaper and I need it by next week for my College class. I think everything total including a foot print is somethin like $165 whereas the REI tent is gonna total $197.12

With that said, I'm not primarily focused on light weight, though its obviously always going to be a beneficial factor
02-11-2013 08:09 PM
mojo maestro Careful with the Golite stuff....zippers and some of the craftsmanship doesn't seem up to par. I've got a Black Diamond Megamid, no floor, but light as heck.
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