Stephenson warmlite for winter?
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maria nobles
(hilltackler) - F

Locale: the valley
Stephenson warmlite for winter? on 01/15/2013 10:20:14 MST Print View

I've been using my rainbow tent for winter but its not as sturdy as I like in strong winds and I would like go get something more suitable for winter conditions but isn't a heavy expedition tent as I don't have real use for that - wondering if anyone has any experience with Stephenson tents?

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Stephenson warmlite for winter? on 01/15/2013 13:02:13 MST Print View

See reviews at
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/tunnel_tents_part1.html

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/tunnel_tents_part2_2012.html

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/tunnel_tents_part3_2012

Can't say I was very impressed with the space in the 2R, at least for 2 people.

Cheers

John West
(skyzo)

Locale: Borah Gear
Re: Warmlite on 01/23/2013 10:34:08 MST Print View

I've used a friend's warmlite in the winter, and I really liked it. Handled winds really well, and took a light snow load with no problem.
I know a few people that have used them on mountaineering trips, and they've stood up to all the winds they've encountered.

Ashley Laurence
(timdaman) - MLife
Got one an it works on 03/07/2013 21:38:57 MST Print View

I have been happy with mine though given the slant on the door it is hard to keep snow from falling into the tent. I bought a 3R climbers (short) tent and I find it has enough room for two if I had it to do over I really think going for a regular would have been a better choice as it is a bit cramped when adding gear. I have used it in -38C(-36f) temps. I can put it up and take it down with gloves on. It handled 40cm(16 inches) of snow quite well. I haven't gotten it into high winds so I can attest to it's above tree-line performance. I have comfortably sat up with two friends and played cards on a rainy day.