The Adventure Biker: Great review! I know that Walmart's Ozark Trail brand tents don't compare
to yours but what do you honestly think of them? I was just given a 2
person Ozark Trail Jr. size dome tent that measures 6x5x3ft high. It weighs
2lbs 15oz packed and packs pretty compact, which is important to me since
I'll be carrying it on my mountain bike. I haven't used it yet but it seems
that it will suit my needs ok. Just wanted your thoughts on the brand since
you seem to have a lot of experience with high end lightweight tents.
Intrepido Major: Thanks for the informative vid!...vegetable? is that any like vestibule
darius savory: Seems like it'd be a good review but I really cba converting all your
archaic units into the metric system ;c
Wyatt F: Just looked at the prices I literally laughed for about 2 minutes!
Jesse C: Hubba, hubba...
Joe Tipps: 4 years later, have you added any tents to your stable? Which one is still
your fav and which has fallen from grace?
rhey simon: thanks for the post
GC Adventure Gear: Nice job on the review - just found your channel. May not be price
compatible with the average Joe's budget, but then you get what you pay for
- well done.
tightshot88: Hubba, hubba, indeed. That tent is *not* cheap.
BornToBunk: We really liked your video!!
SpankyTheYankee: You might throw a Mountain Hardwear Super Mega UL2 into the mix next time
around. I have one on the way.
Kris Nordberg: Ha ha, I'm not the only tentaholic out there. I settled on a Nemo Obi 2.
The Fly Creek was in the running too. I like the 2 doors for cross
ventilation. I can't even go into REI without getting butterflies in my
tummy. I use mine for B.O.B. bike trailer camping. LOVE TENTS.
Jacq Michael: I read in other reviews that BA Flycreek is not that strong or durable
during strong wind. Do you think its ok for SE Asian countries that are
prone to rain? Thanks!
Joseph Allen: Willing to sell the MSR Hubba hubba?
Linus Helvecio: What about Mountain Hardwear Drifter 2?
campbpar: i wish i needed a tent
Ilya Kovic: I think you put the rainfly on the Fly Creek on inside out.
Walksomemore: I have Seedhouse SL1 and SL2, had 'em both in big rain and wind, as well as
temps down to 16F. The rain is not a terribly big deal if you take care.
The seedhouse tents are the best I've ever used. I am also a freestanding
guy and these BA tents fit the bill at minimal weights. Never used a Fly
Creek (the Seedhouses have lasted so well).
HELLADJ: nice intro
acousticmany: Sounds like you are saying vegetable versus vestibule! lol
Just busting some chops. Good review nonetheless man!
upupaepops: You bet. I have mutiple packs, multiple tents, multiple sleeping pads,
multiple sleeping bags, etc. I may carry a 40+ pound load over a week-long
trip in the mountains, but barely 15 pounds for a short weekend. And of
course, weather is usually the deciding factor. Thanks!
PBK1023: Check out the tarptent Rainbow or double Rainbow. Both are able to be set
up freestanding. The Rainbow can actually fet two people (it's tight, but
it will feet 2 standard 20 inch sleeping pads side by side), and weighs
less than 2 lb! The Double Rainbow will easily fit 2 has two doors and
vestibules and is only about 8 oz. more
JuggleAddict: got mine for my cross country bike trip this summer. I watched this and
other videos and kept seeing it pop up. Yea, it needs to be staked out in
my case, but it's an incredible amount of usable room for the weight. : )
You have quite a stable of tents built up!
upupaepops: ;) Thanks, Now that the pool is in there is less that half that... but
easier to mow...haha!
upupaepops: First, a rule of thumb is that the "person capacity" designations given by
vendors is (in my opinion), overly optimistic. In a typical 2 person tent,
it is VERY cozy, even for two small / medium sized adults, much less adding
any kids. That's why I use the Fly Creek UL2 (2 person) for me alone. For
what you are describing, you will need (at a minimum) a 3 person or 4
person tent, or a couple of 2 person tents. Unfortunately they haven't
invented bunk beds for tents yet. :) Thanks!
IntoTheWildOregon: Good reviews. Thanks for including Tarp Tent! I've used my Sublite for
about 5 years in all weather, 4 seasons in the Oregon Cascades. It's a soft
weave Tyvek material and weighs in @ 19 oz.
judoguy33: Nice review.... I like your hat..Gig Em!!
TungstenKid: Singleskin tents and condensation has never really bothered me because I
keep the main door unzipped all night to cut it down, I'm mostly a summer
camper and the sleeping bag is warm enough, so no need to zip the tent up
to keep draughts out. I live in england so will keep my eyes open for
somebody who can make me a 1-man singleskin. At the moment i use a cheap
singleskin dome but i want something narrower to neatly fit in the strip of
nomansland between growing crops and the hedgerow..:)
upupaepops: Thanks for watching!
upupaepops: Same artist for the opening and closing tracks: Habib Koite & Bamada. The
opening song is "Din Din Wo (Little Child)", and the closing song is "I Ka
Barra (Your Work)". Thanks for watching!
bedarda: Base on your review, I purchase a BA Fly Creek II from HumbleOutdoors for
about $270, it came with a free BA footprint. So far, I love this tent,
despite it lightness it is still like new, after spending over thirty
nights in it.
upupaepops: With 2013 right around the corner, I'm betting that many vendors will be
updating their product lines, so you'll have a great chance to find some
bargains on current production tents. Good luck, and thanks for the
dietcoke1996: Thank you for your quick response!
upupaepops: LOL ! I know exactly what you mean. I have a friend who does call them
"vegetables", and I suppose it slips through my own conversation. Blame it
on my Texas accent. :) You say Po-Tay-Toe, I say Po-Tah-Toe. ;)
GorTech14: What do you think of the Eureka Solitaire, similar to a bivy but not quite.
upupaepops: @sablebush Most of the time I don't use a footprint, but most of the time
I've been able to pitch my tents on grass, dirt, pine needles, etc. If I
knew that the ground was going to be more severe, such as rocky, I'd use
one. It also depends on the thickness of the tent floor. The heavier tents
sometimes have a thicker floor, and the ultralights like the Big Agnes UL
series have a somewhat thin floor, and if you use your tent a lot, a
footprint will extend the tent floor life.
Anne Holladay: Thank you so much for this review! You did such a good job. I have been
looking at the Big Agnes for a week now contemplating between it and the
Nemo Meta 2p.
upupaepops: LOL! You should hear me now....practicing before another tent review:
"Ves-Ti-Bule, VES TI BULE , vestibule.... VES.....TI....BULE....." haha! :)
upupaepops: Seems to be discontinued. They got pretty poor reviews. Granted, they were
super inexpensive, but that seems to have been their downfall, given the
material used. However, sometimes you run across one that held together,
and if so, then it was a bargain for the price.
quercus417: Has any manufacturer came up with a tent you can hang or a hammock you can
stake for a tent. Might as well have it all.It seems that someone could
come up with something more compatible to most outdoor situations.
upupaepops: I feel the same way when I travel abroad: "My kingdom for standard
measurements!" But seriously, it just boils down to my time involved in
gathering the data. All the data on the equipment I review from the US is
in standard (Imperial), and I don't always get motivated to calculate and
include the metric conversions.
Karl XZY: More important to work on your power to weight ratio.
upupaepops: Outstanding! Stephenson Warmlites are excellent tents, born out of mountain
climbing. Durable and light weight, but pricey at roughly $400 and up. That
was a great find!
SoDakWOLF: same brah!
nickjin00: I've been looking for this sort of light weight, back packers tent
comparison Vids for ages. i think I may have found the tent that I want to
invest in :) Hubba Hubba (2 persons) completely free standing, compared to
Agnes tents, Right? I'm looking for something that can be truely free
standing, without any pegs/stakes. Of course the weight is crucial as well..
upupaepops: I always give kudos to Tarptent for being innovative with unique features
and ways to use trekking poles! Weight-wise, the Double Rainbow and the Big
Agnes Fly Creek UL2 are almost identical at about 2.5 pounds. But the
Rainbow has double doors and vestibules! Not a huge fan of the "pole
through sleeves", but not a show-stopper. Price-wise the DR wins hands-down
at almost $100 less than the BA FC UL2. Thanks for the feedback!! Looks
like another review is in order. :)
upupaepops: Thanks a million for the heads-up! Great info!
upupaepops: I like a tent with a vestibule large enough to grow vegetables inside it.
:) Sorry, you'll have to forgive my Texas accent.
upupaepops: First, I do what you describe by staking the tent and fly out seperately. I
try to keep the rear two tent corner stakes "slacker", and the rear two fly
corners more tightly. I've been contemplating adding some form of
additional guy line attach points on the rear fly to "pull it out" more,
away from the tent. Thanks !