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Old 07-26-2014, 10:30 PM
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Nylon vs Polyester (First time tent buyer)

Gathering info for my first backpacking tent purchase. Any help is greatly appreciated!

I still am a little confused as to what is better- Nylon or Polyester?
I know that high quality silicone impregnated nylon(like Hilleberg) is superior to most tent materials.
But I have also heard these things about nylon: Stretches when wet(causing tent to sag), more succeptible to UV damage, absorbs moisture and "water weight"
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:32 PM
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I don't have experience with the exact tents on your list... maybe someone here does. But let's cla NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:49 PM
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Thanks for the comment! You are completely right to be concerned about a lack of experience on Mt. H NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:43 AM
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Just a quick update: I just purchased the Mountain Hardwear tangent 2!
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:11 PM
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:35 AM
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:41 PM
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Six pounds is really freaking light for a 4 season, a true four season tent like the mountain hardwe NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:57 AM
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Everyone is exactly right, the tent is NOT light weight compared to today's backpacking tents. I wan NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:52 AM
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It's easy to become so obsessed with weight that it becomes a competition and it's no longer what it NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:48 AM
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Badwolf yes I've got a chance to handle some BA tents, very nice! One of the nicest tent brands out NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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