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Old 11-10-2012   #1
 
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3 Season Raft Tent Recomendations

Hi Everyone -

I am in the market for a new 3-4 person, winter rafting / car camping, tent and was wonder what people are using and happy with. The tent will be used in the Pacific NW so being multiday waterproof and bomber is really what I am looking for. Weight and $$ are not an issue, I have a backpacking tent and I tend to keep my tents for a long time.

So what is keeping you warm and dry? Or just as important what is not?

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Chris

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Marmot Halo 4 or 6.
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Marmot Halo 4 or 6.
Marmot Limestone 4 is also a sweet tent.
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Bibler/Back diamond Bomb shelter. We moved to Oregon 4 years ago and went through 3 tents trying to find one that actually stays dry. Then we dropped the cash on the Bibler and haven't had a drop of moisture since. You will hear people say they suck to pitch but the performance outweighs anything else we used.
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Mountain Hardware Trango 3.1.
What we like about this tent: My sweetie and I can put this tent up in the dark. It has double doors opening at the long axis of the tent.
It is roomy for the two of us.
It fits on our 16 foot raft after we take our front and back hatch covers off and lay them side by side from the cooler to the front of the boat.
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Mountain Hardware Trango 3.1.
What we like about this tent: My sweetie and I can put this tent up in the dark. It has double doors opening at the long axis of the tent.
It is roomy for the two of us.
It fits on our 16 foot raft after we take our front and back hatch covers off and lay them side by side from the cooler to the front of the boat.
Tom, That's the tent I was going to recommend, although I have the Trango 2 because I use it for winter backpacking. For river/car camping, I'd go with the 3.1 or even the 4. The Trango tents are bomber.
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cabelas alaskan guide or xwt I have both and I camp in the Hoh Rainforest all the time and everything stays dry without hanging blue tarps like in the Pemco commercials.
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I would recommend the REI Hobitat 4. To me the best part about it is the height. At the tallest point I can almost stand up straight (I am 6 ft tall). With REI being based in Seattle they understand rain and what it takes to stay dry.
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Hey Chris, while RWhy and I like the Trango, I can only say how well it works in GC where after a few days of very nasty wet you can usually get a drying day or six of them to dry stuff out. Another thing that really sold us in the Trango is that the tent clips to the poles. We found that tents with little sleeves to slide the tent poles through are useless, in our opinion and for what it is worth. FYI Disclaimer: I do not get pro-deals from Mountain Hardware and do not know anyone who works for them.
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