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James Klein
(jnklein21) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Re: Post Purchase Experience on 08/28/2013 19:23:18 MDT Print View

Interesting find David. I noticed he makes no mention of the poor construction quality in the FS ad...should either give you pause in wanting to purchase something from him or make you think twice about his evaluation.

I have noticed no construction issues in my TT moment -- though maybe I just have really low standards.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Re: Re: Post Purchase Experience on 08/28/2013 19:46:51 MDT Print View

A hipster moment if there ever was one.

"Tarp Tent is soooo mainstream and lowbrow. I just bought a new tent from some obscure company you've probably never heard of."

Edited by IDBLOOM on 08/28/2013 19:47:36 MDT.

Aaron Croft
(aaronufl) - M

Locale: Colorado
Back to the original post... on 08/28/2013 23:08:39 MDT Print View

I have an Anjan 2 and absolutely love it - it has become my go to shelter. Excellent construction, and has done extremely well in all the conditions I have had it in (from the dry Rocky Mountain West to the Olympic Peninsula). I can only imagine that the Anjan 3 would perform as well.

And while I did see the one negative review posted on trailspace, I haven't had any of the issues mentioned in that review (even in moderate to heavy rain).

Edited by aaronufl on 08/28/2013 23:11:53 MDT.

J C
(Joomy) - M
Re: Re: well... on 08/31/2013 05:38:19 MDT Print View

"Jeremy, if you have heard nothing but superlatives about the Anjan, then why are you posting the question? Buy it."

Hi Dave,

Helpful as ever I see. I am posting the question because I have heard great things about BOTH tents and can only afford ONE. Can you grasp that?

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: well... on 08/31/2013 07:48:40 MDT Print View

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Edited by FamilyGuy on 10/30/2013 12:43:36 MDT.

Stephen M
(stephenm) - MLife

Locale: Lartnec Nagihcim
Re: Re: Re: Re: well... on 08/31/2013 09:42:51 MDT Print View

Dave,

Well said, I myself use Hillebergs in Winter and a Tarptent for 3 season.

Edit: Did recently pick up a used Golite Sl3 for using with my Mrs or Buddy.

Edited by stephenm on 08/31/2013 10:01:36 MDT.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: well... on 08/31/2013 09:45:45 MDT Print View

Another Hilleberg in winter, something much less for 3 season user.

J C
(Joomy) - M
Re: Re: Re: Re: well... on 09/02/2013 08:09:35 MDT Print View

"The comparison is a bit strange. One tent is half the price of the other and much less weight. The Cloudburst also as vertical ends...if you use a long sleeping bag you will hit the sloping end of the Anjan. The Cloudburst has as more usable space. The Cloudburst can be had with an optional 3rd pole making it more suitable for truly poor conditions....including snow."

All excellent points, which is why I'm leaning Tarptent as I said. Money's always an issue but if something is twice as good, or even just definitely "better" (which it is now clear the Anjan is not) I am not opposed to paying ~double for it. However I don't think the comparison is strange at all, especially considering Jason's comment "I am in the process of making exactly this same decision as you."

Edited by Joomy on 09/02/2013 08:19:03 MDT.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: well... on 09/02/2013 16:21:09 MDT Print View

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Edited by FamilyGuy on 10/30/2013 12:40:01 MDT.

J C
(Joomy) - M
CB3 on 10/28/2013 23:30:31 MDT Print View

Well I went for the CB3 and it arrived today. I set it up but forgot pics so they will have to come later. Initial impressions are that it is exactly what I was expecting. Sewing on the major seams is excellent although some of the attachment points have pretty sloppy stitching which detracts from the look of it as a whole, but won't affect performance.

Some observations:

-It is spacious, easy to set up and adjust, packed size and weight is very close to my friend's 1p Hubba which is awesome.

-It's only JUST long enough for me at 6'4. My feet just touch the mesh with my head right at the other end but since it is only mesh at the doors it shouldn't be much of an issue and because it's so wide I can always sleep diagonal if only sharing with one other.

-I still can't figure out how to clip the side walls up for ventilation as advertised. EDIT: After talking with Henry I finally figured it out. You have to fully unthread the exterior tensioning webbing and then the interior loops will reach the clips to hold the sides up.

-It is a little heavier than advertised: 1500g (53oz, on scales that read slightly under too) in the sack with 4 pegs, noticeably (to me) more than the advertised 49oz (1390g). The seam sealing would account for some of that extra weight so the real difference may only be ~60-70g but that's still a measurable difference and I'm not sure what would account for that. OK 100g is not a huge deal but it is a little disappointing nonetheless. Weight with the clip-in liner (also slightly heavier than spec at ~180g) and the third pole which I would use for winter conditions is just under 1900g, which is very close to the Anjan 3. But the Anjan 3 comes with 12 pegs and a repair kit.

-However the CB3 has 2 doors and more usable internal space than the Anjan, especially for tall people like me with the vertical from and back mesh walls.

Anyway I am still very happy with my choice. The design and construction quality are excellent overall and Henry was great to deal with, although there were a couple of delays and lost communications -- nothing severe but it did blow the total time from order to shipping date to about 2 months.CB3

Edited by Joomy on 10/30/2013 23:54:10 MDT.