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 Post subject: Which tent?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:53 am 
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Hey guys, busy looking at tents and trying to decide between the Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3 and the Northface Rock 32. Any advice on which one?

http://www.thenorthface.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=70235&storeId=207&catalogId=10201&langId=-1&from=subCat&parent_category_rn=11750&variationId=3A0

http://www.mountainhardwear.com/Drifter%E2%84%A2-3/OU9466,default,pd.html


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Based on the reviews written for each tent (on the product pages - links above) I would go for the TNF tent. I own a TNF tent, nothing to complain about and it is still going strong.

Tough decision! I'd be interested to know which one you go for?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:34 pm 
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Speaking of long lasting tents..

Does anybody know where I can source 3mm diameter elasticated shock cord? You know, that stuff that's strung up the centre of your collapsible tent poles, but perishes long before the rest of the tent..

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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:12 pm 
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I bought some at Outdoor Warehouse and I think Builder's Warehouse also stock it.


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:11 pm 
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I'm looking at the north face tadpole. heard some good stuff about TNF gear.


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:20 am 
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found a couple of reviews on trailspace
do not think you will make a mistake choosing either - maybe price should be the decider. i have not owned a MHW tent but in everything else their gear is simply a step up from any other brand i've used (TNF included).
http://www.trailspace.com/gear/mountain ... drifter-3/
http://www.trailspace.com/gear/the-north-face/rock-32/

btw, if you're shopping overseas you can also sale-search for marmot, sierra designs, big agnes & MSR - all in the same class. and locally i do not think you will get better bang for your buck than with e3.


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:44 am 
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I've actually got a Mountain Hardware Hammerhead 3. One of my friend's was looking for a tent and I said he should go with the Mountain Hardware and he wanted the North Face tent. He went with the North Face and he got it last week.

We haven't taken it outdoors yet but just putting it up in his garden this is what I can say for other people that may have the same decision. Although the North Face tent really is a great tent I think my Mountain Hardware seems to have better zips, clips (the ones that attach to the poles) and overall more sturdiness.

That said, however, the Northface tent my friend bought isn't directly comparable to the Hammerhead 3 so perhaps a direct comparison with the Mountain Hardware tent (linked above) would result in a different perspective on the two.

Just my subjective opinion on the matter.


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:08 am 
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I know that camp master make a good range of tents. And they are local.

http://www.campmaster.co.za/products.ht ... tRangeID=1


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 11:40 am 
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@Wes, seriously... those tents are not in the same league... I do own one(unfortunately). buying cheap is buying expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 1:28 pm 
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Have you consisdered Hilleberg tents, lifetime guarantee on all their 4 season products with undisputed quality and service. www.hilleberg.com


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 2:34 pm 
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Oakley wrote:
@Wes, seriously... those tents are not in the same league... I do own one(unfortunately). buying cheap is buying expensive.


Good to know, thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Which tent?
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 4:26 pm 
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Hi

any particular reason you have'nt considered the Black Diamond Mesa?
http://www.rammountain.co.za/gear.php?catid=223&level=3


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