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Wenzel 7'x5' Lone Tree 2 Person Tent
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Ruth Williams
(roadtraveler65) - F
Wenzel 7'x5' Lone Tree 2 Person Tent on 04/29/2010 16:45:27 MDT Print View

I found what looks like a great deal for 2 Person Tents. 4lb 14oz - $30 each.

If you have had good or bad experiences with this brand can you let me know. We are taking our first kayaking and backpacking trips with GS and I do not want to encourage a huge investment in gear, but I don't want them to have a horrible time because the zipper breaks or the mesh neeting is no good.

Thanks

JASON CUZZETTO
(cuzzettj) - MLife

Locale: NorCal - South Bay
RE: "Wenzel 7'x5' Lone Tree 2 Person Tent" on 04/29/2010 20:10:40 MDT Print View

Wenzel is an entry level brand. Not great but works well in good weather. That is a pretty heavy tent by UL standards, but a great price.

Did you try checking with Boy Scout Troops in your area and see if you might borrow a few tents for your group to start? Usually well established Troops can handle this and might lend you some help with a practice day. Teaching you set up and discussing gear choices. Look for a local Venture Crew also. They are 14 year old boys and girls who are in Scouting as Ventures.

I would suggest looking into Ray Way Tarp-Tents if cost is an issue and you have people who might like to sew one of Ray and his wife's kits. These are a really light and a well established kit at a good price.

Have fun!!!

Acronym Esq
(acronym.esq) - F

Locale: TX
Re: Wenzel 7'x5' Lone Tree 2 Person Tent on 04/30/2010 00:20:55 MDT Print View

I think you'll have trouble beating that price anywhere. Keep in mind that you posted on a BPL forum, and that tent is pretty heavy in the BPL world. A good goal is 2lbs / person.

It's hard to resist the urge to blow cash up front, but I'm working on shelter setup 4 (tarp/hammock) now with probably $500 all together. I could have saved myself some money if I would have gone with a tarptent up front.

Check out our previous discussion on cheap, scout tough big 3.

Sounds like a great trip and great group. HYOH and have fun!

acronym 4/30/2010 1:20 AM