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J C
(Joomy) - M
Cloudburst 3 vs. Anjan 3 on 08/22/2013 07:56:54 MDT Print View

Anyone had experience with both of these? Any comments? Seems to me the cloudburst should be able to do everything the Anjan does, with the optional extra pole and liner, for a similar weight, but with the option of going much lighter for warmer weather. But then the Anjan is probably slightly more refined and probably better in wind (or maybe not?).

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Re: Cloudburst 3 vs. Anjan 3 on 08/22/2013 09:18:48 MDT Print View

for what it's worth, these guys make a business of reviewing outdoor gear, and they picked the Anjan2 as the best backpacking shelter. The Cloudburst3 hadn't come out yet when they published their article Jan 14, 2013. See their review of the 26 best backpacking shelters at:

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Backpacking-Tent-Reviews


They also chose it as the top shelter in their Dream Backpacking Gear List of August 14, 2013.


HTTP://WWW.OUTDOORGEARLAB.COM/A/11136/DREAM-BACKPACKING-GEAR-LIST

"Dream Backpacking Gear List

by Max Neale ⋅ Review Editor, OutdoorGearLab
Friday August 9, 2013 4:08pm

Here we aim to synthesize OutdoorGearLab's backpacking related product testing efforts and present an up-to-date dream list of the best available backpacking gear. There are many different ways to backpack. The items below aim to maximize comfort on "hiking-inspired" and "crossover" trips, where one walks for the majority of the day.

Legend
1 = If we were to have one item in this category we would choose this product.
BB = Best bang for your buck.
UL= Best choice for long days or steep terrain where having a light pack is important.
SUL = For the tag trimming, sleeping bag sharing, fast and light thru-hikers.

Tent
1: Hilleberg Anjan 2
BB: Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Tarp (silnylon)
UL: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II
SUL: ZPacks Hexamid Twin Tent w/ screen + extended beak"

J C
(Joomy) - M
Yeah on 08/26/2013 04:07:37 MDT Print View

Hi, Bob.

Yes the Outdoorgearlab review is one of the reasons I am torn. The really, really like the Anjan and make it sound like the bee knee's but the Cloudburst to me seems to be a little more versatile. But I have a feeling that the materials and build quality of the Anjan are probably a little superior (could be wrong). I'm leaning towards the Cloudburst but would love hear more from people who have used one or the other.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Yeah on 08/26/2013 07:04:13 MDT Print View

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Edited by stephenm on 08/28/2013 12:10:41 MDT.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Yeah on 08/26/2013 07:04:53 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by FamilyGuy on 10/30/2013 12:40:31 MDT.

J C
(Joomy) - M
well... on 08/28/2013 11:34:30 MDT Print View

Apart from that single Trailspace review I've heard nothing but superlatives about the Anjan.

Sean Smith
(Spookykinkajou) - F
hilleberg vs tarptent on 08/28/2013 11:56:33 MDT Print View

I can't help with those two particular models but can offer a small bit of insight into the two brands.

I owned, briefly, a double rainbow and currently use a Hilleberg Rogen 2p for backpacking duties.

the quality of construction is incomparable. Hilleberg wins by a long shot. Even my Coleman Evanston 6p (with screen!) for car camping is sewn better than the Double Rainbow I received.

I bought the Rogen over the Anjan because of it's length and double doors. It's a fantastic tent. I hated the price but am over that now and dont think I'll need any other tent any day soon.

Henry Shires
(07100) - F - M
Re: hilleberg vs tarptent on 08/28/2013 12:08:16 MDT Print View

Sean, you've said that a couple of times on these forums and even generated a return order for the DR but then never returned it. I see now that you never ordered one from us so not sure where you got it but we would have been happy to exchange it for you had you asked.

-H

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: well... on 08/28/2013 12:13:29 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by FamilyGuy on 10/30/2013 12:41:16 MDT.

Larry De La Briandais
(Hitech) - F

Locale: SF Bay Area
Double Rainbow on 08/28/2013 12:16:25 MDT Print View

You could always send me that poorly sewn rainbow. ;) PM me for my address...

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Double Rainbow on 08/28/2013 12:20:27 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by FamilyGuy on 10/30/2013 12:41:48 MDT.

Sean Smith
(Spookykinkajou) - F
Re: Re: hilleberg vs tarptent on 08/28/2013 12:24:20 MDT Print View

I sold it on this forum for a small loss instead of dealing with returning it as the loss in shipping and wait for $ would've made it difficult to purchase the Rogen in time for my trip.

I had no interest in an exchange after seeing how poorly constructed it was. As I mentioned in a previous post my wife is the one who noticed all the construction issues. I tried to defend it at first since I had put so much time and effort before picking your tent, but it was hard to do so after she pointed out all the flaws.

frankly, I don't get the love it receives on this forum. I get the whole cottage thing, made in the USA, and I prefer it which is why I ordered your tent to begin with but if that means strings hanging all over, crooked stitching, not waterproof unless paying extra...i just dont get it.

copied from my email dated march 11 this year:

Thank you for your Tarptent order [327271]

Qty Price Item
---------------------------------
1 @ $305.00 153 Double Rainbow (Breathable liner: 1)


Subtotal: $305.00
CA Sales Tax: $0.00
Shipping: $18.00
Order Total: $323.00

Edited by Spookykinkajou on 08/28/2013 12:26:05 MDT.

Trace Richardson
(tracedef) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Re: Re: Re: hilleberg vs tarptent on 08/28/2013 12:32:20 MDT Print View

@Henry Shires: Calling out people as to whether or not they purchased an item is unnecessary .... Spookykinkajou seems to have simply been sharing his experience .... I'm willing to take him at his word on his experience / opinion without needing him to validate with proof of purchase....

Henry Shires
(07100) - F - M
Re: Re: Re: hilleberg vs tarptent on 08/28/2013 12:46:37 MDT Print View

Ah ok, looks like it was ordered by a family member in another state for you. In any event, if we missed some thread trimming and stitch inspection then, again, we would have been happy to exchange or refund.

-H

EDiT: Trace, not calling anyone out but a return was ordered and then never carried out. We never received a call or email with any kind of query about quality or request for resolution about a defective product.

Edited by 07100 on 08/28/2013 12:51:12 MDT.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: hilleberg vs tarptent on 08/28/2013 14:42:25 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by FamilyGuy on 10/30/2013 12:42:20 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Cloudburst 3 vs. Anjan 3 on 08/28/2013 15:52:00 MDT Print View

A little bit more on the Anjan.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=66403

I am in the process of making exactly this same decision as you. Tending towards the Cloudburst myself for the following reasons:

1. Cost.
2. It will probably only be used a few times each year and in the summer.
3. Just cant get my head around paying that much money for a Hilleberg and it not being a completely bomber set up:).
4. Despite reading about one other quality control issue quality with a Tarptent I think they are very clever designs. I still have and use my 10 year old Squall 2 (single pole at the front). On my summer father and son summer trips we have a roomy 2 person bug proof shelter up in minutes.

greg c
(spindrifter) - F
Post Purchase Experience on 08/28/2013 15:53:50 MDT Print View

In the context above it appears he is speaking of the experience post-purchase. Ie, evaluating the tent construction quality, etc., after receipt. That seems like a valid point to which he is able to offer an opinion. I too scrutinize products I receive before use and if they do not satisfy my own quality criteria, I take re-mediating action.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Post Purchase Experience on 08/28/2013 16:19:30 MDT Print View

nm

Edited by FamilyGuy on 10/30/2013 12:42:53 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Cloudburst 3 vs. Anjan 3 on 08/28/2013 16:24:57 MDT Print View

I would also want to know how the buyer feels now that he purchased an apparent quality nightmare.

Have to say that thought did cross my mind :).

Sean Smith
(Spookykinkajou) - F
Quality on 08/28/2013 17:18:40 MDT Print View

The buyer seemed pleased initially upon receipt.

I don't think it was a quality nightmare, but it did not meet my standards for a $300+ tent.