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kbad
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12/09/2019 03:59PM
Call me old school but I like the idea of having 2 layers of fabric to stop water from dripping into the tent. So my question is are there any light weight good quality 3 season tents without a mesh roof?
 
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12/09/2019 05:04PM
If a tent has a waterproof roof, then there is no need for a tent fly. It also makes for a very humid tent, with lack of ventilation.
 
smalliefly
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12/09/2019 05:43PM
I have one of these, It is a very well constructed tent, but does get very warm in the summer.

https://www.marmot.com/fortress-2-person-tent-39480.html

other options:

https://eurekacamping.johnsonoutdoors.com/tents/backpacking/mountain-pass-2-person-tent

Eureka Canada has this one

https://eurekatentscanada.com/products/view/123?s=section_10

The last two let you zip up the mesh if it gets too cold
 
12/09/2019 06:13PM
Timberline
 
12/09/2019 09:13PM
Ijust have to bring up my Big Sky Chinook. It hes either available, mesh or solid fabric interior options. Here it is with the solid interior.

It uses an external frame and has 2 interior zipped mesh vents. I also have a mesh interior for warm weather use, but have used the solid interior in the summer with the various venting options. Available in solo, solo+, and 2 person sizes.

butthead
 
kbad
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12/09/2019 09:56PM
Thanks for the input. I broke down today and bought Kelty Gunnison 3 Tent with Footprint
The price was to good to pass up ( $136) and if it dosent work well I am not out very much.
all of the tents I have used in the past the rainfly eventually leaked during rain storms that lasted a day or more. The solid canopy provided a second chance at stopping water.
I hope this works, if not I may have to move to a 4 season tent, but am concerned with it being to hot. Thanks again for the input.
 
kbad
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12/09/2019 10:01PM
butthead: "Ijust have to bring up my Big Sky Chinook. It hes either available, mesh or solid fabric interior options. Here it is with the solid interior.

It uses an external frame and has 2 interior zipped mesh vents. I also have a mesh interior for warm weather use, but have used the solid interior in the summer with the various venting options. Available in solo, solo+, and 2 person sizes.


butthead"
Nice tent, I need a 3 person though.
 
kbad
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12/09/2019 10:02PM
The 4 season I was looking at was the BG copper river hl 3 expedition. To me it looks like it would vent very well with doors on each end you could open to get a draft through the tent.
The ones I can find are a bit more $$. May still pull the trigger on one.
 
kbad
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12/09/2019 10:06PM
smalliefly: "I have one of these, It is a very well constructed tent, but does get very warm in the summer.


https://www.marmot.com/fortress-2-person-tent-39480.html


other options:


https://eurekacamping.johnsonoutdoors.com/tents/backpacking/mountain-pass-2-person-tent


Eureka Canada has this one


https://eurekatentscanada.com/products/view/123?s=section_10


The last two let you zip up the mesh if it gets too cold"
Will look at those and see if I can find something I like in a 3 person. Thanks for the info
 
Banksiana
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12/10/2019 09:56PM
kbad: "Call me old school but I like the idea of having 2 layers of fabric to stop water from dripping into the tent. So my question is are there any light weight good quality 3 season tents without a mesh roof?"

Standard ripstop nylon tent body really doesn't offer any significant advantage over mesh for waterproof. Drips will still drip right through mesh or uncoated fabric with equal facility.

I have a Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 (mesh body) that is oft used and still water tight after nearly a decade of hard use.
 
kbad
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12/13/2019 05:27AM
Banksiana: "kbad: "Call me old school but I like the idea of having 2 layers of fabric to stop water from dripping into the tent. So my question is are there any light weight good quality 3 season tents without a mesh roof?"


Standard ripstop nylon tent body really doesn't offer any significant advantage over mesh for waterproof. Drips will still drip right through mesh or uncoated fabric with equal facility.

I have a Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 (mesh body) that is oft used and still water tight after nearly a decade of hard use."

Thank you for your input. My dad has decided to come, after I bought the 3 person tent. I will now be deciding on a 4 person tent or use the 3 person and get a 1 person to bring also.
 
TominMpls
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12/16/2019 12:50PM
I use Hilleberg tents. All their tent ranges meet the requirement you describe, including their lightweight yellow label tents. They *are* warmer in the summer than the mesh tents that dominate the US market. They're also very pricey.
 
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