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Old 09-16-2010, 03:38 PM
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Some may wish to consider the Hilleberg Altai Group Tent (UL Complete).

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Old 09-18-2010, 10:20 AM
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The best large tents I have ever seen are the Kifaru tipis. They are realtively light and compact, very tough, go up quickly with a single sectional pole once you get the hang of it and shed wind, rain and snow superbly. They are all set up for a woodstove and all the larger models have two doors. One drawback - they are very expensive.

To actually sleep 6 I suggest the 12-man (like all tents, the rating is shoulder to shoulder sleeping).
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Old 09-18-2010, 11:05 AM
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Some may wish to consider the Hilleberg Altai Group Tent (UL Complete).

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i'll be honest boss... the first time i saw that, i said 'hey, someone made an ultralight yurt!'

the fabric sounds pretty awesome.

found out our car camping tent is rated for 12. probable overkill for our family as we have no intention of getting that large(and will actively seek to avoid it). but for the currently five of us, plus luggage, it's enough room to get by, with easy moving about if you have to get up in the night.

the shoulder to shoulder spacing is one of the reasons i'm probably going to try to pick up a lightweight 3-person for when i and my wife start hiking together. partly because she likes her space, partly because she'll want her pack in the tent. i might want mine, but likely that'll be in the vestibule.
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:13 PM
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the first time i saw that, i said 'hey, someone made an ultralight yurt!'
Hilleberg states in their description for this tent that it is "yurt-inspired." So, you've nailed it.

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