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    Default Northface Solo 12 Tent A Good Buy?

    I can get this tent plus the Footprint:

    http://www.thenorthface.com/catalog/...solo-12_2.html

    for $115

    2.8 lbs

    Reviews say not for cold weather but I'll be section hiking during the summer months.

    Do you think this is something I should jump on?

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    Is it new? If it is, heck yea. However, if it's used I'd put my hagglin' face on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spools View Post
    Is it new? If it is, heck yea. However, if it's used I'd put my hagglin' face on.
    The box has never been opened. Sweet.

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    good price, but a pound too heavy for me.... I would check out www.lightheartgear.com for a much ligher one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    good price, but a pound too heavy for me.... I would check out www.lightheartgear.com for a much ligher one.
    Great tent by a great lady and made in America! Not in a Chinese sweatshop like some folks do (North Face).
    "If you play a Nicleback song backwards, you'll hear messages from the devil. Even worse, if you play it forward, you'll hear Nickleback." - Dave Grohl

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    Good to know. Appreciate it.

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    You really pay for lighter gear, so it's a balancing act between what you're willing to spend vs. what you're willing to carry. With the NorthFace, you could save some weight right up front by not carrying the footprint (or replacing it with light plastic painters dropcloth), replacing the guylines with lighter cord and swapping out the stakes for titanium hooks. That's three things that won't break the bank to make that tent lighter and more comfortable to carry.

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    I love Whiteblaze...

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