Pitchin a tent
Been using the Gazelle 3 person for a while now.
So it seems, you were right. In the last part of this statementNice! I've had my eye on that tent for a while... The setup times and the open skylight (while being able to close the windows) seems really cool. But it looks huge when packed... I think I'd be annoyed trying to fit it in the Jeep.
So it seems, you were right. In the last part of this statement
I get it. I have six tents myself. I found this one. It was inexpensive and has done really well on several trips. Plus it’s compact for it’s size. Packed it’s about 9”x9”x24”Ha..Thats funny... I pretty much knew and got it for solo trips.. but I like it so much I want to use it all the time. Now I’m looking for a good 6 man tent.. something really spacious for all of us. So I’ll have a quick but bulky 3-4 man tent, a compact but roomy 4 man tent and a very spacious somewhat compact 6 man tent... I like options!
You really can't go wrong with REI tents. I have 3 of them. A 1 person quarter dome, the 2 person half dome, and i think its a 4 person base camp. I've spent 100's on nights in the half dome and it's perfect. Keeps you dry in the harshest of down pours too. I'm sure you'll be happy.After hours of research to find a better family tent that checked all the boxes... I decided on the REI Basecamp 6. It has plenty of room for the 4 of us, privacy with the fly off, decent venting, vestibules for gear, can handle shitty weather, packs small enough to fit in the Jeep, is built well... and I'm sure the wife and I can set it up in 10-15 min.
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