3 person tents

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JeffD
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3 person tents

Post by JeffD » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:23 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for a 3 person tent for camping but good enough for say hiking in the Berg in Spring, Summer or Autumn. I'm looking at spending between R1-R2k.

The 2 tents that appeal to me the most so far are:
Outdoor Warehouse's 360 Degrees Summit 3 Hikers Tent or
Cape Union Mart's K-Way Treklite 3 person tent.

Does anyone have any reviews on these tents or know of any other similar tents they would recommend?

Thanks,

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Turtle
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Re: 3 person tents

Post by Turtle » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:57 pm

Goedkoop koop is duur koop!
'Translation: if you buy cheap, you put yourself up to buy more than once. '

Get any E3, Mountain Hardware or MSR tent, and you'll still be camping in it when your friends buy their 4th CUM(Cape Union Mart) tent...

imho :mrgreen:

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Re: 3 person tents

Post by Crouching Cricket » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:36 pm

I bought a Mountain Hardware 3 Hammerhead 3 and it's done the job so far for sure. Not the smallest packing tent for hiking but a really awesome tent. Maybe one of the lighter weight Mountain Hardware tents will suit you better but I definitely recommend their tents.

Matt

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Nic Le Maitre
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Re: 3 person tents

Post by Nic Le Maitre » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:18 pm

I can't agree more. You are not going to get a 3-season, 3-man tent that will take Berg weather for that kind of price. The K-Way or 360 degree ones will not last.

Try the Black Diamond Skylight.
Happy climbing
Nic

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Re: 3 person tents

Post by kyle » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:45 pm

I recently bought a treklite II and have to say that for the price I am very happy with it - been on a couple of missions with it and stayed dry. The seller for me was alloy poles. Obviously won't last as long as an MSR or similar but I rekon I'll get at least 3-4 years of occasional camping and hike camping out of it and it stands up pretty well in the wind with a very similar design to the Mountain Hardwear 2 person. All depends on how heavily you will use it I suppose?

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Turtle
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Re: 3 person tents

Post by Turtle » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:01 pm

my E3 Escape still going strong 6 years now - no probs, regular use...
Haven't even used all the tie in lanyards yet.
And its not even a well known brand, but with these things, the price usually says durable.
just saying...

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Re: 3 person tents

Post by kyle » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:17 pm

reminds me of a saying i heard recently:

"The joy of low prices is shorter lived than the anger of poor quality!"

ccjoubert
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Re: 3 person tents

Post by ccjoubert » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:46 pm

The e3 Endurance 2 is a 2-3 man tent, it cost about R2300. we've hiked in the berg with it, it can take strong winds, and preformed really well

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