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#130916 - 03/18/10 04:38 PM $500 Tent Fly
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Am I missing something here? This tent: http://www.rei.com/product/798882

costs $500 and has no floor and, as far as I can tell, no tent inside. Doesn't that make it a very expensive sil-nylon fly or, perhaps, tarp?


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#130928 - 03/18/10 08:16 PM Re: $500 Tent Fly [Re: DJ2]
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4 season tents are frequently expensive. That will withstand wind and snow better than a simple tarp.
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#130947 - 03/19/10 12:10 AM Re: $500 Tent Fly [Re: lori]
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The fly, pole and pegs make up more than two thirds of the tent cost.
The inner , what you guys call "the tent" is the cheap part.
For example : Akto inner $115, full tent $420
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