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Old 03-08-2013, 05:16 AM
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I've never had much luck with these very large, nylon tents (by any manufacturer), especially in any quasi-harsh environments - rain/wind/dust. Some issue / nagging little problem always seems to creep up and they just don't hold up well. That said, I do think there are many quality, lightweight tents in the 4 person and under size.

My go to recommendation for a large, quality car camping tent (definitely not packing in/out) are springbar tents, especially Kodiak Canvas Tents [competitiveedgeproducts.com]. I can put up the 10x10 version by myself in about 10 minutes.

If you have a bigger budget and are looking for a tent that will last decades, check them out. I have friends that have taken their canvas tents to the harsh environment of Burning Man for 10+ years and have never had an issue. I've taken mine the last two and love it.
Those are really nice tents. They're also $500. I'm sure the quality shows that it's worth it, but anyone who is interested in this tent is absolutely not interested in spending $500 on one of the Kodaik ones. Conversely, anyone who is willing to spend $500 on one of those already knows why they wouldn't buy a $90 Coleman.
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