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Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:25 am
by Camp_Man
Hi guys,

Im in the market for a new lightweight tent to take on my hiking adventures. Have been using an el cheapo for the past few years and has served me well. But it weighs a lot which adds to the sore shoulders at the end of a long days hike. I have been looking at the big agnes range and found some good reviews on them. This site had some good information on them and a few other lightweight tents . It is quite an investment and wanted to get some more opinions before I went ahead and bought one. Has anyone used the Big Agnes Copper Sur and have any pros and cons they could share with me please? Thanks in advance for the advice.

Re: Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:39 pm
by Ridgerunner
Reality Guy has lots of tents and I have a few. I have never used a Big Agnes tent. They are a good quality tent manufacturer. I believe DarenN uses a Big Agnes but he has not been around for some time.

Re: Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:04 am
by zelph

Re: Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:14 am
by Camp_Man
Thanks for the info guys.

Re: Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:19 pm
by realityguy
I've been hiking with a few people that swear by their Big Agnes tents..Personally I don't buy new tents...I'm cheap and shop a lot of thrift stores..Agnes are hard to find used around here..most people don't give them up...

Re: Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 4:21 pm
by Ridgerunner
Stumpjumper used a Slumberjack bivy tent this week. Long story short, a big rain storm came in and he floated away.....I told him to waterproof it :lol:

Re: Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 10:13 pm
by zelph
:lol: should have told him to attach an anchor. Did you campout with him, what did you use? or would have used?

I burned some twigs in a DIY titanium stove that is of recent design. Will do more testing tomorrow before the rains come ;)

Re: Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 8:53 pm
by Ridgerunner
This was Stumpjumpers tent. After a one sleepless night of being soaked, he used his military poncho for a rainfly that proved to be the fix for this trip.
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I was using the purple coleman tent in the foreground. It is a small two person tent with two doors and vestibules. Part of it was laying in a pool of water after the all night storm. Half of my mattress was wet, my bag was damp and I was reasonably dry.
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Re: Looking for a new Solo Hiking Tent

Posted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:59 pm
by zelph
My heart goes out to you guys. Being wet like that is the worst thing that can happen to put the dampers on a trip. Hope you were not in a wooded area. Woodlands are the worst place to be in a storm. Falling limb/trees are danger danger danger.


a few years ago I was camping and a storm blew in. Collapsed my tent on top of me but stayed dry.

Another time I was by myself camped high up on a hill in a campground, just finished an evening campfire and then retired for the evening. I was in my sleeping bag, just ready to doze off when bright orange light woke me up. A storm front came in and blew the hot coals up and out of the fire ring. I responded like a frightened deer, outside I went and dowsed the burning coals. :oops: a lesson learned. Nothing caught on fire :mrgreen:

That tent looks too small for Stumpjumper :P

So, have you reduced your tent collection along with stove collections :mrgreen:

twas nice of you to donate your wood burner to the north woods cabin. Good sign of stove reduction in the works :o