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Old 03-29-2008, 07:17 AM
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3Pinner 3Pinner is offline
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Anybody used the new REI Arete yet?

Particularly in heavy weather?
I got one early on in the winter, and never got to use it in the snow, we had a very very light winter this year, and my work schedule just ruined my favorite season of the year.
This tent is considerably heavier than what I wanted, but it's lighter than most tents in it's class (which is why it's listed as a lightweight tent by REI I guess), and I'll admit, the price was really right for something I might use only 3 times a year - especially after discount & dividend were misused.

From past experience, it looks really well made, and well designed. I have no doubt it would handle stormy weather well, ton of room for solo hikes, but I'd like to hear from someone who really got to test it out!
Living vicarously I guess
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:20 PM
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hikerjer hikerjer is offline
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REI Arete?

Has anyone had any experience with the new REI Arete tent? If so, I'd be interested in hearing your comments as I am seriously considering buying one for 4 season use.

Thanks much.
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