[cdt-l] Tent pick for the CDT?

doug-sue1 doug-sue1 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jan 15 13:44:02 CST 2007

Take a look at the Eureka Spitfire- one very great solo tent- with ground
sheet and stakes  about 3.5 lbs. or less.     You can pick one up on eBay
for around $75.  I love mine.  One solid great tent.  Mine never leaks, has
a vent on top, little or no condensation.  Sets up quick.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Brennan" <john at frozenpoodle.com>
To: <cdt-l at backcountry.net>
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2007 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: [cdt-l] Tent pick for the CDT?

> I have two recommendations for lighter tents. In 2004, I hiked with the
> Hilleberg Atko, using just the fly. The fly goes all the way to the
> It's a little heavy, but it's a true 4-season tent.
> In 2006, I hiked with TarpTent's Rainbow through Colorado in June & into
> July. It's a potentially (in a pinch) free-standing single wall tent
> nearly 4-season. Seal EVERY seam, and you should be fine. It's lighter
> the Atko and very stable.  It uses hiking poles, but could be staked to
> avoid using them.
> Both tents are fairly long and had enough space for me and my gear. The
> definitely has more enclosed dry space. The Rainbow is a great tent with
> lots of headroom for not a lot of weight.
> -John/Cupcake
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net [mailto:cdt-l-bounces at backcountry.net]
> On Behalf Of Andrew Rivers
> Sent: Saturday, January 13, 2007 6:14 PM
> To: cdt-l at backcountry.net
> Subject: [cdt-l] Tent pick for the CDT?
>          Just a couple weeks ago I decided to do it, to hit the CDT
> this year with the F-Yeah troop. I can not wait. I wish the best to
> everyone on the CDT this year!
>      I'm looking into a new tent, wondering what has worked in the
> past and what hasnt worked. I myself spent a Summer in CO, and know
> what happens in CO at night in the Summer. Its a beautiful thing when
> your in a cozy tent, and the rain and thunder pound the ground beneath
> you, the lightning lights up the sky. Its amazing.
>    But the tent I had in 2003 in CO was a Kelty Clark, which was a
> great tent, but I have outgrown it, now that I'm 6'4" its hard to find
> a tent thats not too cozy! It was also heavier than I want to carry
> now.
>     On the PCT last Summer (from Mexico to Tahoe), I carried a heavy
> mountain hardware tent. I need something lighter now. Everyone loved
> the tarptents on the PCT but how well do they do in the rain?
>      Any reccomendations would be great. Thanks much!!! --Shaggy Sticks,
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