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Old 6 May 2005
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Which is the 'fastest' tent?

Hey out there!

I recently came back from a one-year rtw trip. I'm feeling like hitting the road again in a year or two, and I've got lots of Ideas for improving my travel gear.

I used to live in a Salewa Greenland III tent (http://www.schnueriger.net/modules/C.../zeltklein.jpg) which I was quite happy with, regarding the quality and the enormous size.

But it always takes about 15 to 20 minutes to break down the whole tent. As I want to sleep more in the tent next time, I don't want to spend a lot of time with building it up and dismantle it.

It shouldn't be a one-man tent where you don't have any space, but it doesn't have to be too big.

One thing that I think is necessary is an inner and outer part. I saw some people with a tent from Vaude which had a system where the inner and outer part was always together, so that you just had to slide-in the tent-poles. This looked very interesting to me, but I don't remember the name of that specific tent.

What do you use and are you completely happy with it? How long does it take for you to build it up and how long to take it down?

Gracias, merci, danke, spasiba and thanks.

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Try a Khyam One Touch tent. Inner & outer are connected & erected as one in a few minutes. They come in a variety of shapes & sizes. The onner & outer can be separated easily for cleaning etc. The poles are also permanently connected & sprung loaded.

Choose one with a front & rear entrance, this allows a breeze to blow through the tent. They pack down pretty well once you've done it a couple of times.
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I knew that system before, but in my opinion these khyam tents have too many movable parts which will break after intensive use...

Any other suggestions?

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Northface Tadpole 23. Expensive, but...

in non-windy conditions doesn't require pegs, just put some gear in to weight it down. pitched inner only, or with the outer layer, takes a few minutes (less than 5). Easy to pick up when erected and move it around, great when you've pitched it on rocks by mistake. not big enough for two really, but great for one and bike gear. glow in the dark zippers are very useful too. it's very small and light too.
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Hi Marco,

you probably saw the Vaude Mark II or Mark III ?

I bought the Mark III, which, although a little heavier, has the advantage of an easier access ("Querlieger" - I hope, someone will be able to translate this ).

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how about one of these?
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but it was the quechuo 2-second tent described later in this thread.

its not suitable for bikes really, it folds up into a disc a metre across, and its not light. ive used it on the bike for a weeks camping and you look like an AWACS plane! its not a bad tent as tents go but the pop-up bit is outweighed by its awkward shape. also in strong winds it gets blown flat because the pole design isnt very stiff.

it would make a good tent for summer camping with the kids(and the car) but not for any sort of travelling.



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What about a Hilleberg Akto? Very light, four season, seperate inner & outer linked for quick pitching. Swedish made, rather expensive, very high quality.

Check it out:
http://www.hilleberg.com

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try this one;



just one pole en 5 pins.

You can even make an (open) fire in it (fire-resistant) or store your bike in it.

pakkage; 18 x 70 cm
http://www.wolfcamper.nl/

A more expensive one can be found here;

http://www.moskoselkatan.se/default.asp?goto=http://www.moskoselkatan.se/ standard.asp?TextNummer=2075





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See the Tent page in the Trip Planning / Equipment Section of the site (NOT the HUBB) for more ideas on "Choosing a tent".
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This is pretty unique:
http://www.hennessyhammock.com/

It's a tent/hammock idea. I wouldn't have one but if you're looking for speed, this could be it.
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Personally, i like my Bibler. Four poles from the inside, single layer of breathable waterproof fabric. Comes up and down real fast and gets you out of the storm before your set up
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Re Hennessy hammock - what are you going to do in the desert with no trees in sight?
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Like Dougie B I've used a North Face Tadpole 23 round North Africa and South America:

Lightweight
But well made and durable
5-7 minutes to put up and take down
Spacious for 1 person, with reasonable head room that I can sit up in (and I'm 6ft 3 - not sure what that is in cm!)
Easily movable when erected
Can use without fly if necessary

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Wow, lots of people that are happy with their tents. Makes choosing not easier though... :-)

That Tadpole 23 looks quite interesting, but that's somehow the same system like I had as I understand it. If it's raining, you have to put a second tent over it?

The Vaude tent I saw might be the Mark II, but I'm not sure if that one I saw had also a pole on the top... I have to find a shop which lets me build up and take down the tents!

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I got a "footprint" for my tent (the factory made ground cover), and it has grommets to receive the pole ends. The tent poles do not slide into the tent, the attach with clip/hook things. As a result, I can pitch the rain-fly before I pitch the tent. I can pitch the fly by itself if I don't need to worry about bugs. If it is already raining, I can pitch the tent while sitting under the erected rain cover, just like the internal pole tents.

The internal pole tent can be simpler if you are buying a whole new tent, but buying a footprint for the tent I already had only cost $30.

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