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Old 08-18-2012, 01:32 AM
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Any experience with Chinook tents? I'm looking at the Cyclone 3

I'm about to buy my first nicer(to me at least) tent. Unfortunately price is a definite factor for me. Does anyone have any experience with Chinook tents, or the Cyclone 3 in particular? It seems to be priced well compared to other aluminum pole 4 season tents that claim to be of good quality, but I don't want to spend my money on it if it's priced lower because it's noticeably inferior. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:44 PM
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it looks small, measurements say on the long side is 5' 8". How tall are you and what is your b NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:40 PM
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Not sure why the diagram makes it look like the short side is the long side. It says it's 8'2" NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:30 AM
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My first reaction was "Holy crap, it weighs 10 lbs!" Then I saw you're going to use it for NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:26 PM
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Well, the aluminum pole version is 7lbs. And I do plan to use it for backpacking too. I realize it NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:46 PM
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Just for anyone else looking in the future, I thought I'd post about the tent. It's packed weight i NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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