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Old 02-12-2013, 01:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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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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.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Found this as Well since someone mentioned Sierra Designs...any input?



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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.
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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.

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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.
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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
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