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1. Posted by skateaddic (Budding Member, 11 posts) 1 Jun '09 11:32

Ive been doing my research on 2 man tents, but some extra input and adice would help alot!

I'm looking for high wind resistance and a waterproof floor, large vestible for gear, free standing, and superior ventilation for the hot weather.

So far, these look the most promising....

Marmot- Limelight 2P
??? Helion 2
MSR - Hubba Hubba
The North Face - Dyad 2

Can anyone recommend any of these from experience? Or something else they have used?
It would also help if its avaiable in Canada.

Thanks for any help!
James

2. Posted by skateaddic (Budding Member, 11 posts) 5 Jun '09 06:23

Well, I went out to a M.E.C. and set up all these tents and compared the features a little further and decided on the Hubba Hubba by MSR.

It had the most head room inside compared to 2 of the other dome style tents, and one of the best ventilation systems. At a packed weight of 2.05KG... I think I've made the right choice.

Will let you know how it works after some use!

3. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive, 1004 posts) 5 Jun '09 12:16

Can you buy 'Vango' tents in Canada??

4. Posted by skateaddic (Budding Member, 11 posts) 7 Jun '09 08:19

You can buy the Vango from one distributor... but from what I saw they are only selling larger styles. 6 and 9 person tents. I checked out their website, they do have some really nice gear! I did however, already get the one by MSR, and Im stoked on it! Thanks for the tip anyways!

5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive, 1004 posts) 7 Jun '09 08:33

You're welcome. Obviously Vango ain't that big in your neck of the woods. Shame - cos their stuff is among the World's very finest. Glad you're sorted and happy though. Camping in Canada.... Complete bliss.
Have a great time.

6. Posted by skateaddic (Budding Member, 11 posts) 20 Jun '09 22:36

Just took it out for a week, it rained.... alot! I stayed dry! Completely dry at that! Found the ventilation was almost too good, no condensation at all, and it was actually pretty chilly at night... but then my sleeping bag was designed for a bit warmer climate as well :)

7. Posted by t_maia (Moderator, 3291 posts) 21 Jun '09 04:28

Try a silk sleeping bag liner or a fleece sleeping bag liner. I use both and they have been invaluable.