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Krsjuan06
02-12-2012, 08:54 AM
This is the first time I ever have to buy a tent and am looking for suggestions on a solid tent that will give me no hassle (other than set up). I'm not willing to compromise good shelter for a price. Suggestions please? I read up on double stitching an aluminum poles, what manufacturers should I be looking towards?

Stickjohn
02-12-2012, 10:42 AM
The cheapest Walmart/Target tent will do just fine for a weekend at the polo fields. If you want a tent for other reasons too then you have more to think about, starting with size and weight. Generally aluminum poles are considered stronger than fiberglass but again for casual purposes it really doesn't matter.

Womp Wobble
02-12-2012, 01:30 PM
A cheap tent works just fine. Its not like you will be battling sub zero article temperatures or a hrruicane. I bought a $40 Ozark trail tent from walmart last year. It was huge, 10 x 13 I believe. It was almost too big. What I did was I ordered my tent on walmart.com and did ship to store. So I ordered everything a few weeks before and had it shipped to a walmart near San Diego airport. As soon as I got my rent a car I headed right to the walmart and my order was there waiting for me.

2 out of the 4 nights I slept outside under the stars. My neighbors didn't set up a tent, they styed with another party so we had 2 full spots.

brematale111
02-12-2012, 02:18 PM
You should look into the tentcot. It's a bit more expensive than a regular tent, but it's comfortable and saves a lot of space. I think there was a thread somewhere that talked about it.

wstsidela
02-12-2012, 07:14 PM
Make sure it's werewolf-resistant.

welgo800
02-12-2012, 08:26 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Quictent-Octangle-Wedding-Gazebo-Canopy/dp/B003RMMSDA/ref=sr_1_8?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1329110666&sr=1-8

this looks nice

tigermilkboy
02-13-2012, 06:48 AM
Pay no more than $50 if all you want is a tent for Coachella. Plenty of options on amazon, walmart, target etc.

http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Trails-Current-6-Foot-2-Person/dp/B003R7PTRW/ref=sr_1_29?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1329148071&sr=1-29

I would recommend unpacking it before Coachella and putting it up. I would consider waterproofing the seams too. It is unlikely to rain at Coachella, but if it did then you might curse not doing it.

tharris
02-13-2012, 09:43 AM
Any tents that come with a 4am dubstep sound blocker? ;)

dcbell05
02-13-2012, 10:02 AM
Any tents that come with a 4am dubstep sound blocker? ;)

I would shell out a lot of money for one that could do that.

billtino
02-13-2012, 02:34 PM
Any tents that come with a 4am dubstep sound blocker? ;)

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Mugwog
02-13-2012, 02:39 PM
Spend like $30 or less on a tent and give it to charity or toss it after the festival. You will probably never get that fucker back in the original box

HoneyBadgerForLife
02-13-2012, 07:54 PM
If there is any chance whatsoever you'd want to invest in a real tent...I'd look into the Marmot Limelight 3. That tent is the shit. I love it.

nyarlathotoats
02-15-2012, 05:52 PM
http://www.hearos.com/images/heores-bann.png

Pretty much this if you can't stand all the fun going on outside your tent

Krsjuan06
02-27-2012, 05:42 PM
Thank you!

Krsjuan06
02-27-2012, 05:47 PM
Going with this... what do you all think?

http://www.wayfair.com/GigaTent-Prospect-Rock-Family-Dome-Tent-FT-049-ZIX1020.html?piid[0]#overview

Goatchella
02-27-2012, 05:50 PM
Don't do it man. Just get a shitty tent and an ez up or just an ez up.
Your tent becomes a family oven as soon as that sun comes up. You will just be taking up space. Get a tiny shitty tent for $10 -20 at walmuck.

Hysteria
02-27-2012, 05:50 PM
Would you guys suggest a couple one/two person tents or a giant tent where everyone can fit in??

latexsolarbeef
02-28-2012, 04:55 AM
Make sure it's werewolf-resistant.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lQsZ4BVZGs

vertin
02-28-2012, 07:07 AM
Would you guys suggest a couple one/two person tents or a giant tent where everyone can fit in??

depends on your spacing...this year my group has 4 car camping spots so we think were going to just throwup 1 big tent with multiple rooms

Wonderbot
02-28-2012, 07:39 AM
Going with this... what do you all think?

http://www.wayfair.com/GigaTent-Prospect-Rock-Family-Dome-Tent-FT-049-ZIX1020.html?piid[0]#overview

I suggest you worry less about the tent and more about shade structures.

Any crappy $30 tent will work. However Not even a $500 tent will save you from baking in the sun if you don't set up a shade structure over your tent.

kerby14
02-28-2012, 08:27 AM
don't get a tent b/c you will bake in it...just get an ez up and tarps and u will be much happier!!

Jankypirate
02-28-2012, 10:05 AM
Yeah dude if you get a tent just get the cheapest one you can find with a LOT of mesh for ventilation. They really do become ovens.

Get a shade canopy and bring sheets to put up on the side the sun rises on. I would honestly suggest just sleeping under the canopy without a tent

PepeO
02-28-2012, 10:27 AM
I do tent only camping, and we all do a cluster of 2p tents covered with a huge cluster of canopies over our whole area. The only reason why i like a tent is because i like to sleep privately...also it's a place for all your stuff and most people respect that space. we have 12 spots...and 8 tents and mostly couples so it works for us.
SHADE is necessary though, sooo necessary!!! Please heed everyone's advice in getting a canopy...without one you will be most unhappy and you will find yourself looking for a cool group with shade to hang out with. That is fun too though, we always welcome people who we see walking buy looking like they're gonna bake in the sun. They are happy to have literally a cool spot to rest and we like to hang with new people. On that note, if you're a group of dudes on the lookout, this is a great technique to get ladies in a friendly mood, it worked on me :D