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Windproof 6 person tents

I have a Sierra Designs Meteor Light 6 tent, which is great until a wind storm. I'm looking for recommendations on 5-6 person tents that are bombproof in the wind and have vents/bugscreen that can be zipped up to prevent sand being blown inside the tent, but has good airflow on the hot nights. A family on our trip had a great tent that fit that criteria and survived the wind easily, but it's no longer made.

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We have an old Casa Verde by Armadillo that has been through several heavy windstorms on Desolation with flying colors. It is not available anymore, unfortunately. I just got a Kingdom 6 but have not put it through the ringer yet. It seems pretty sturdy but not as bomber as the Casa Verde. Maybe someone could chime in on it. It may need some tie downs for really heavy wind.
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Built considerably better than most crap MSR sells, but the price is a little off putting.



Might be a better choice https://bit.ly/2OPJWnd , but the website says out of stock...



Or you could find a couple used North Face VE25 tents, they say 3 person, but I've put 4 in one, cozy but not too close. They don't make them anymore, but it sure is a bomber setup.



This might work cause of the cavernous vestibule, could damn near park a car in it...
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I have 2 VE-25's. Yes they are great in wind, but cozy with with my wife and 2 kids (11 &14) is an understatement. No room for gear/clothes at that point, They're also $$$. Great for winter camping thoughhttps://usatunofficial.files.wordpre..._25.jpg?w=1000

My Cabela's Alaskan Guide 8 man model is bomber in the wind, you just need to guy it out well. Good airflow, though not great, nor lightweight. I should have bought the aluminum poles for it. I even has the extended vestibule as seen in the photo for gear storage, but you'd better plan on being someplace or at least 3 days if you put this tent up. It's also $$$ http://sites.onlinemac.com/rspofford/tent_1.jpg

We just bought the . Great airflow. It fits 2 cots and gear comfortably, and the kids now stay in their own tent. It held up fine in 20-30mph Utah spring winds when guyed out properly. Amazing airflow and headroom.

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With one of these you won't even notice that the wind is blowing. 25+ years experience with this tent.
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Big Agnes tents! I've slept through rain and windstorms that filled camp with mud and other tents with water. Didn't even know there was a storm. Plus go with the MtnGlo, gamechanger in the evenings.
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With one of these you won't even notice that the wind is blowing. 25+ years experience with this tent.
The Cabela's website has a warning on it about that tent though, apparently it causes cancer and reproductive harm!

Not a quality I usually seek out in a tent!
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The Cabela's website has a warning on it about that tent though, apparently it causes cancer and reproductive harm!

Not a quality I usually seek out in a tent!
That is only in the state of California. For the rest of the 49 states and the rest of the world you are fine
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Big Agnes tents! I've slept through rain and windstorms that filled camp with mud and other tents with water. Didn't even know there was a storm. Plus go with the MtnGlo, gamechanger in the evenings.
Big Agnes is one of the tents I'm researching, which one do you have?
I'm looking at this -
https://www.bigagnes.com/Flying-Diamond-6.
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The Cabela's website has a warning on it about that tent though, apparently it causes cancer and reproductive harm!

Not a quality I usually seek out in a tent!
Everything with PVC is required to have that warning now, you see it on PVC boats now, as well. Bad part is it puts everyone’s attention on something that is probably not all that bad, instead of the million other things they are slowly being poisoned to death by....
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