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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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I am just wondering if anybody here owns, or has any experience with, a BD tent. I would like to buy a 2 person, 3 season tent. I have heard nothing but good things about the MSR Hubba Hubba so that is a good option but I would like to look at a few others before making a purchase.

The specific tent I am looking at...

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com.../shelters/mesa

Questions, comments, concerns, complaints appreciated, as always.
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I have the BD Squall, a three person mountaineering tent. So, not the tent you're looking at, but in terms of BD tent quality, I can say (I also have a Hubba-Hubba and Mutha-Hubba and owned a Fury and MicroZoid) that so far the tent seems to be of at least the same quality as MSR and based on my experiences so far with BD tents, I'd buy another.

One thing about my Squall is that the BD weight listed as "minimum weight" was SPOT ON for the tent, fly, poles and pegs. I've found that MSR seems to understate their weights a bit. The Mutha Hubba is close to 200g heavier than the listed weight.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody know where to buy BD tents in/around Calgary?

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Anybody know where to buy BD tents in/around Calgary?
That's a good question. I've been looking around as well.

It's even getting harder to find an online retailer in the US which will ship to Canada. I believe Mountaingear.com will ship but their shipping costs are kind of steep.
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BD tents can be shipped to Canada except the ones made with Epic fabric as the fabric doesn't meet the fire retardation requirements.

I 'think' that Outdoor Spirit in Calgary was carrying BD tents. Alternatively, I do know that Valhalla Pure is carrying them now and might be able to ship one to theri Red Deer store.
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Black Diamond sells direct to Canada. I know a few people that sourced them that way and though they paid MSRP, the service was great. BD tents are not inexpensive.
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