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becomingcloser
03-14-2007, 08:57 AM
tent?

My girlfriend and I are heading out from Chicago this year, and we need to buy a tent. Any suggestions on brand? Design? Etc...

blakely
03-14-2007, 09:02 AM
we have a 2 room tent that i JUST purchased from a bitchin' old lady off of craigslist.....

becomingcloser
03-14-2007, 12:51 PM
ha!

i'll have to see if i can find a bitchin' old lady with a tent around illinois.

glastos_better
03-14-2007, 01:19 PM
my tents pretty small, but my penis is huge.

UnicornsForBreakfast
03-14-2007, 01:43 PM
my tents pretty small, but my penis is huge.

Get a bigger tent to accomodate your penis.

Boourns
03-14-2007, 02:44 PM
7' x 7'...it's big enough for people like myself camping solo like a reject :(

I'd recommend a 7'x7' or 8x8 for two people. Whenever the tent says "three person tent, it really means three people who have sex with each other or just two platonic people.

becomingcloser
03-16-2007, 06:29 AM
7' x 7'...it's big enough for people like myself camping solo like a reject :(

I'd recommend a 7'x7' or 8x8 for two people. Whenever the tent says "three person tent, it really means three people who have sex with each other or just two platonic people.

ha, thanks for the information. as of right now, no menage a trois will be happening in my tent.

alyssak
03-16-2007, 12:42 PM
Really? Oh well.. :^(

becomingcloser
03-16-2007, 01:19 PM
hey, that was at 8:29 this morning.

plans change!

jerpar24
03-16-2007, 01:28 PM
I'm bringing a 2-3 person tent. I'll be by myself in it.

foto_synthesis
03-16-2007, 01:49 PM
My tent is 9 x 9 ft. and 6 ft. tall in the middle... big enough for the 2 of us to sleep and change comfortably. It's a Eureka Sunrise 9. From what I read, Eureka makes quality wind resistant tents.

becomingcloser
03-16-2007, 01:53 PM
My tent is 9 x 9 ft. and 6 ft. tall in the middle... big enough for the 2 of us to sleep and change comfortably. It's a Eureka Sunrise 9. From what I read, Eureka makes quality wind resistant tents.

exactly the kind of response i was looking for. thanks for the brand/model info.

menikmati
03-16-2007, 02:00 PM
7x7

Goliyth
03-16-2007, 02:22 PM
This thread makes me thing of quagmire

"Any ladies want to help pitch my tent?"
http://www.funtalking.com/images/quagmire.jpg
giggidy

Ill_Eagle
03-16-2007, 02:53 PM
10x6 for two people...

Boourns
03-16-2007, 03:24 PM
My 7'x7' was on sale for $29.99 at Big 5 the day I left for camp in 2005:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/frankatcoachella/tent.jpg

anna-v
03-16-2007, 04:37 PM
My 7'x7' was on sale for $29.99 at Big 5 the day I left for camp in 2005:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/frankatcoachella/tent.jpg

is the picture from coachella?

chiapet
03-16-2007, 05:02 PM
I'd recommend a 7'x7' or 8x8 for two people. Whenever the tent says "three person tent, it really means three people who have sex with each other or just two platonic people.

And "2 person" tents are not big enough for 2 adults unless you want to sleep on top of each other and leave your belongings outside. I have a 7'x4' tent though that is a pretty good size for 1 person & gear and would leave a little room for other stuff (canopy/cover, chairs) in your campsite.

arie117
03-16-2007, 05:22 PM
i still need to get a tent... how much do they run these days??

psychic friend
03-16-2007, 05:26 PM
that one in the picture just above says it was $29.99

arie117
03-16-2007, 05:29 PM
back in 05, maybe a lil more now. i just saW some running for about a 100$ and thats just crazy

psychic friend
03-16-2007, 05:37 PM
This one (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5493340)
http://i.walmart.com/i/p/00/72/70/01/82/0072700182150_215X215.jpg

Lightweight and compact, this Ozark Trail 9' x 8' sports dome is ideal as a backpacking tent or child's tent. Features GoBeDry rain protection, the EZ Glider zipper system plus 2 rooms, 2 footlockers, 2 hanging cup holders and a gear loft. Sleeps 3 to 4 people.

* Sleeps 3 to 4
* 9' x 8' tent has 2 rooms and a screen room with a detachable canopy for extra shade
* Unique EZ Glider System lets the zipper glide smoothly without catching on fabric
* Lightweight, compact and ideal as a backpacking tent or child's tent
* Stay dry and comfortable with the exclusive GoBeDry rain protection system
* Accessories include 2 organizer pockets, 2 hanging cup holders and a gear loft

$31.47

psychic friend
03-16-2007, 05:41 PM
This one (http://www.sportchalet.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2452132&cp=713392.1805399&parentPage=family)

http://sch.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p3143816dt.jpg

$24.99

ayates
03-16-2007, 05:43 PM
I wanted to search Dick's Sporting Goods for tents because there is 6 inches of snow on the ground. Unfortunately, I put www.dicks.com instead of www.dickssportinggoods.com ...

psychic friend
03-16-2007, 05:45 PM
http://tsa.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/p2796712reg.jpg
$39.99

here (http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2270758&cp=713392.1805399&view=all&parentPage=family)


The Coleman® 7-ft x 7-ft Sundome® tent brings you classic design that keeps you dry with the exclusive WeatherTec™ System. A rainfly covers the doors and windows, while shock-corded poles allow for a quick and easy set-up. This tent also includes a heavy-duty welcome mat, a Cool-Air™ port and separate storage bags for the tent, poles and stakes.

arie117
03-16-2007, 06:18 PM
thanks pf!

giomaniac
03-16-2007, 06:56 PM
If you have $$$$ I suggest North Face...expensive, but really ultralight(Carry on), reliable and lasting. You'll not need a tent for the next 20 yrs. But if you don't have too much $$$ or you don't want to spend too much $$$ the guys here gave you a few really good options. Like Coleman.:thu

www.northface.com

s0nn3
03-17-2007, 07:08 PM
I was in need of a tent and being that Ill be using it for more than just Coachella.... I spent some dough. $119

http://www.campmor.com/images/tents/23116.jpg
The Columbia Mt. Bachelor sleeps 3-4. It has great ventilation with windows and vents which combine to keep you comfortable and reduce condensation. With all the main fly and floor seams taped you can be assured of a dry tent. It is easy to set up with a fiberglass First-Up™ Frame that sets up in minutes by unfolding and locking in place. That means no threading sleeves and no clips. Sounds easy, it is. Extra features include a gear loft, storage pockets, sealed main fly and floor seams and a neat feature that lets you easily sweep debris and dirt from the tent.

* Sleeps 3-4
* Main fly and floor seams are factory taped for extreme weather protection.
* Bathtub Floor raises seams high off ground and Rain Shingle protects seams
* Polyester fly won't stretch and has better UV resistance
* Shockcorded fiberglass poles are sturdy
* Freestanding design is easy to set up
* First-Up™ Frame uses a hub with connected poles for fast and easy set up every time
* Quick release buckle system easily and quickly attaches fly
* No see um mesh on all 4 windows provides ventilation and keeps the bugs out
* 2 mesh interior pockets for organization and gear storage.
* 1 large 'D' door for easy access.
* Gear loft included
* Woven Reflective zipper pull
* Flashlight loop
* Tent, pole and stake bags included.
* Tent bag is expandable and has a handle for ease of packing
* Fire retardant.
* Import.

Melissa
03-17-2007, 07:39 PM
I'm also from Chicago -- found the Coleman 7x7 sundome at the Sports Authority on Ontario for $25. It is plenty big enough for 2 people. It is large enough for our queen sized blow-up mattress, and still has a few feet left over on one side for a cooler and stuff.
It has lots of windows which I hope will help with airflow.

danno828
04-04-2007, 09:23 AM
girlfriend and i might buy one for $50, room for six and it's 13'x10'x6'. anyone think that is too big? i dont want to be the only dork out there with a tent bigger than everyone else

amyzzz
04-04-2007, 10:24 AM
I spent $80 on mine, but it's over 6 feet tall in the center and has a center partition that zips down, so there's 2 rooms (we don't need 2 rooms now, but it will be helpful for future family camping trips).

GTI_GRL
04-06-2007, 01:47 PM
I just bought the tent below, 3 or 4 of us are going to use it. Its big enough to put my air mattress in, stand up in, and store my gear.


Coleman 17' x 10' Red Canyon Tent (Sleeps 8)
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=3657599
$84.46

With removable walls that make anywhere from 1-3 rooms, Coleman's 17' x 10' Red Canyon Tent provides enough space and privacy for up to eight people. It has a 72-inch center height for a good amount of "stand-up" space as well as Weathertec and Smart Tent-nology to keep things dry and well-ventilated. Includes steel stakes and a mallet.

Coleman Weathertec system guaranteed to keep you dry

Comfort Smart Tent-nology improves ventilation

Shock-corded, color-corded pole system and quick clips make for easy setup

Also includes door mat and dry line for gear and gear loft

Measures 17' x 10'

Sleeps up to eight people

Includes steel tent stakes and mallet

Comes in a new expandable carry bag

Brands You Trust: Coleman

Nearly 100 years ago, a young man with an entrepreneurial spirit and a better idea began manufacturing lanterns in Wichita, Kansas. His name was W.C. Coleman. Today, Coleman makes top-quality products that are found on outdoor adventures and family camping trips all over America.


Weatherproof: Coleman Weathertec system

Dimensions: 17' L x 10' W x 6' H, 72-inch center height

Features: Smart Tent-nology improves ventilation, Includes steel stakes and a mallet, Comes in a new expandable carry bag

Construction: Removable walls that make anywhere from 1-3 rooms, Shock-corded, color-corded pole system and quick clips

Key Features: Includes door mat and dry line for gear and gear loft

Size: Sleeps 8

Model No.: 9160-171

Shipping Weight (in pounds): 24.2

Product in Inches (L x W x H): 204.0 x 120.0 x 72.0