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#155944 - 10/17/11 12:08 PM Re: sub $100 solo tent [Re: William]
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William,

Take a look at the Beckel Canvas website out of Portland. They make 2 nylon tents- a lean-to for $130 and a tarp tent that is completely enclosed, weighs 1 1/2 lbs. and costs $65.

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#155955 - 10/17/11 01:39 PM Re: sub $100 solo tent [Re: ppine]
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Originally Posted By ppine
William,

Take a look at the Beckel Canvas website out of Portland. They make 2 nylon tents- a lean-to for $130 and a tarp tent that is completely enclosed, weighs 1 1/2 lbs. and costs $65.
Thanks.

I was replying to the original poster's interest in a tent. The Eureka is a full 2 layer, totally enclosed tent, very classic, at a reasonably light weight.

The Beckel is a tarp; no floor. For a tarp I'd choose the Integral Designs Sil Shelter at under a pound or, better yet, the zpacks hex tarp at just a few ounces. The zpacks is also available in a fully enclosed version, essentially a single-wall tent, at about 9 ounces. But these are not for people who are still thinking classic "tents."

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#155974 - 10/17/11 03:13 PM Re: sub $100 solo tent [Re: William]
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William, why should the OP buy the Eureka tent when he already owns a 2 lb., 6 oz. tent? He'll have spent $99 for a poorer quality tent that weighs more than the tent he already has!
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#155980 - 10/17/11 04:02 PM Re: sub $100 solo tent [Re: OregonMouse]
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Originally Posted By OregonMouse
William, why should the OP buy the Eureka tent
I don't know; ask him. It's already been suggested that he use what he already has.

The part of the discussion I was responding to was about the Eureka Spitfire. In that context I think the Eureka Ultralight is a better solution for him or anyone else looking at a thread titled "sub $100 solo tent" if he can find one on closeout. A significant step lighter.

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#155983 - 10/17/11 05:43 PM Re: sub $100 solo tent [Re: William]
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The OP didn't specify he wanted the lightest tent - his criteria were "good" and "under $100."

Like most other gear, there's good, cheap, and light - you can pick two, and he did.

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#156322 - 10/25/11 10:07 PM Re: sub $100 solo tent [Re: k smith]
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I'm not sure of your location, but I've bought 3 tents (two backpacking) at REI garage sales. They're held a few times a year for members. They've all been under 100 with repairs. One needed a pole repaired and one had no issues. I've looked them up and value at around $300 so if you have a little time to spare, you can get an awesome deal!

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#156720 - 11/03/11 06:20 PM Re: sub $100 solo tent [Re: k smith]
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thanks for the replies

first off i do not need the tent to be super light i can carry a 3-3.5 lb solo tent without issues what i am really looking for is a tent i can take when i go solo that has just enough room for me and some of my gear but not a lot i would preferr freestanding but its not a must price and descent quality are the two most important items so if i can find a descent quality tent within my budget thats what i will buy
has to be a few out there somewhere lol
k smith

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#156727 - 11/03/11 08:43 PM Re: sub $100 solo tent [Re: k smith]
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There is a Sptifire for sale in the Gear for Sale forum.
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