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post #11 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2015, 06:26 PM
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Big Sky International Chinook. Don't know about your winters and haven't really used it in deep snow, but - it's light. Wouldn't go for an "all"-season-tent with snowflaps - and waterproofness of single-wall-tents, well -

Hilleberg: The Allak perhaps. Jannu. Compared with the chinook it probably has the summer-advantage of completely-doubled Mesh-doors. The "windows" of the Chinook are a bit small in my opinion, the option of closing them is a bit useless because in most cases one wants some ventilation - not much to regulate. And it's a bit slippery. I guess they work on that, new models do have PU-coating of the floor. Perhaps wait a bit and the other tents of them will get this, too...
For a tunnel I would go for the Nammatj - no matter of weight. Much better ventilation then Nallos. Perhaps Kaitum, longer inside because of the two doors.

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I've said before, I'll say it again - nothing beats a mid for 4 season use. They're especially good on snow but I've been using mine for a year now, in all conditions and you can't beat it for weight / size / weather proofness.

See HMG's web site for an example of what I'm talking about.

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But, how do you cuddle with your tent partner with that pole in the middle?
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I've said before, I'll say it again - nothing beats a mid for 4 season use. They're especially good on snow but I've been using mine for a year now, in all conditions and you can't beat it for weight / size / weather proofness.

See HMG's web site for an example of what I'm talking about.

With or without the insert? Always concerned about the bugs in Kananaskis (last Summer was awesome, the summer before, not so much)
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But, how do you cuddle with your tent partner with that pole in the middle?

i agree, how do you spoon with a pole in between?
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With or without the insert? Always concerned about the bugs in Kananaskis (last Summer was awesome, the summer before, not so much)
I bought the insert but haven't used it yet. Bugs aren't really an issue in most places I visit except maybe Jasper / canoe trips. The insert weighs almost nothing and packs easily.

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i agree, how do you spoon with a pole in between?
Easy. Just snuggle on one side of the pole and store your gear on the other side. Even easier? Put the pole on an angle.

No more spooning issues.
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I just want to emphasize that I wrote a Big Sky whatever-tent is light - not ultra-light. But it doesn't surprise me that someone picks it up to emphasize there is something lighter. Easier, hard question, very individual.

I think Snow Peak tents are also interesting. Never seen one live yet unfortunately.
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have you checked hilleberg tents? pricey and not free-standing but some of the best tents on the market. "black" or "red" label is 4/3+ season
Nallo 2 maybe?

I bought a Nallo 2 afew years ago for a trip to Torres Del Paines in Chile. It performed like a champ. Huge winds couldn't touch it. On the Bowron Lakes it rained pretty hard for two nights. We were dry. Used it up around Vanderhoof in late October. No snow but was in -5C and I was toasty. I'm pretty sure it would be fine in the snow. I take it on the WCT if it's going to rain. Abit heavy, but OK if you split it between two people. I really like the Nallo 2.
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Default tarp, bivy, inside cookstove, chimney

The most adaptable 4 season shelter and cooking set up is a tarp with a wood burning cook stove/chimney.
Sleeping in a bivy with a full length top net under a fully closed in, tight to the ground tarp, that can be an instant all side open sun shade without changing the 4 corner pegs or 4 corner poles.

A shelter that is as comfortable as a simple shelter can get at -30 C or + 30 C in any kind of wind.

The flying bugs do not like the wood stove. Just leak out a little smoke inside and they are looking for an exit.

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