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Bibler Eldorado

in Shelters - Single Wall Tents

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4.00 / 5 (1 reviews)

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Zack Karas
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Lake Tahoe
Bibler Eldorado on 09/09/2009 16:47:42 MDT Report Post Print

Rating: 4 / 5

I have only used it around 14 or so nights since then (only use it in more rugged and windy environments when snow is a possibility).

My wife and I used it for our 10-day Tibet trek and it performed well under the high winds and light snow we experienced. I would guess that this tent adds 5-10*F, but have no data to back that up.

Condensation has only been experienced 2 nights where the door was completely closed due to COLD snow. It was seen on the poles, but not felt on the interior walls.

I seam-sealed mine and have not experienced any leaking in all night rainstorms. The Toddtex fabric is pretty cool.

The only downsides, in my opinion, are lack of vestibule (though an optional vestibule is offered) and the internal insertion of poles is trickier than external pole placement. However, if you were getting pounded on a mountaineering trip, then I guess you could get into the tent and then set it up from the interior.

I'm 5'10", wife is 5'4", and we have had everything for 10 day trips inside with us and it never got claustrophobic--though it is important to use the side tieouts to increase the interior space a bit.

With all 4 guylines staked out, and each corner staked to the ground, I feel this tent can handle virtually anything. Bomber, and only 4.5lbs.

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