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    Quote Originally Posted by tttoadman View Post
    ditto again: only in the field once, but I really like it. I think i would like a side entrance, but most of those are all a little heavier. I was encouraged by fellow members here to get the footprint, and I can't agree more.
    I don't know why, but I didn't realize their was a footprint. Guess I best be looking into it.

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    I have the fly creek ul2 as well and it has plenty of room for gear. But I would prefer a side entry. However you cant beat the weight of it

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    i know you were not asking about the BA Copper Spur, however, with the comments on side entry I bought the Copper Spur UL1 because it is a side entry tent and I like it. The Copper Spur UL2 will weigh 3lb 12oz (includes the weight of the foot print approx. 7 oz.) Like what the has already been said, the Fly Creek will be a little less weight.

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    Can't comment on the MSR or Fly Creek. I have a Big Agnes Slater UL2. Love it. 59 x 96 inches. Great for gear in the tent. Light 2lbs. 15 oz. Less mesh which is great for Sept/Oct high elevation hunts when temperatures are a concern. I spoke with a product tech at Big Agnes. I think his name was Glenn. I asked him which tent (Big Agnes Slater UL2, Seedhouse SL3, and Fly Creek UL2) for a Sept/Oct high elevation hunt. He said hands down Slater. Just some thoughts.

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    I like the looks, specs, and prices of the new GoLite Imogene UL tents.

    I have found GoLite, as a brand in general to offer a lot of performance for the price.

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    Sorry for hijacking your thread, but would you guys go with a Big agnes Seedhouse SL1 or a MSR Zoid 2 both are used two times? I am leaning towards the SL1.

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    I just sold my go lite Shangri La -1. It was too small for me being 6 foot 2 and sleeping in a park series bag. Plus getting in and out of a tent that pitches with trekking poles is an acrobatic feat, one which is no pleasure to undertake at 2 am when nature calls.

    Here's a pretty great review of many of the tents on the market. I'm still undecided, I want a UL 2 man (under 3 lbs packed) double wall with a vestibule big enough for my pack and boots - still searching.

    http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Tent-Reviews
    Last edited by Doe Nob; 07-25-2013 at 03:54 PM.

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    Jarheadhunter, I can’t comment on the MSR Zoid but I used the BA Seedhouse all season last year (both backpacking and hunting) and it’s one of the best tents I’ve ever invested in. I used it in the “quick pitch” mode a few times (using only the fly, poles & footprint) to cut additional weight. Worked great.

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    Both of the tents I was looking at getting sold before I made my mind up. I ended up finding a good deal on a very lightly used Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2. 3 lbs with everything for a 2 man. Enough room for me and my pack inside, plus a decent size vestible for my boots and what not. Can't waitto get it up on the mt and try it out.

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    If you get the MSR go ahead and get the Hubba Hubba. For the slight difference in extra weight you will gain a lot of room. I have used my hubba hubba in the Appalachian Mountains during the spring where it rained 3 days straight and I stayed dried. I used it in WY and it withstood the wind.

    REI is a great place to buy as well, their customer service is great.

    Make sure you get the MSR foot print too.

 

 

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