I'm waiting for Keltys new air pole tent that was just recently announced.
It's called the Mock Air Pitch. 2 rooms.
That with a mesh shade tarp and it should make a nice homestead in the desert
Also the military uses air beam tech....I guess it's good enough for me.
Last edited by Yudda; 08-20-2012 at 07:32 AM.
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OZ TENT! Huge inside, super rugged, sets up really fast, back the truck up to the opening and use the inside. Extra cool tent.
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Old Man Emu suspension ARB bumper 33/10.50/15 Mud Terrain BFGs BudBuilt Skid plate
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We went with two four season tents for our family of four. The kids are old enough to sleep in a tent on their own, and really enjoy the independence. This also allows for quality time with the Mrs.
We went with the Mountain Hardware Tarango (3 person), and the Big Agnes (4 person). The extra space allows clothing bags to be stored in the tents.
Although the Mountain Hardware tent is heavier and is made with thicker material, we've tested both tents in everything from whipping deserts winds to 17* winter nights. I would recommend either tent to anyone looking for a quality four season tent.
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I have owned the tent for a couple years mow and it hasnt truly been tested yet. However, we just got back from camping in Williams a couple weeks ago and got caught in a severe monsoon. We were stuck in the tent for 4 hours while it blew and absolutely poured! It blew over and bent our EZ UP and soaked everything in camp. The tent held perfectly. I had guyed it fairly well but it didn't leak, move or have the slightest hint of collapsing. I was very sure of my purchase at that point. I highly recommend the Kingdom 6! If considering it I would suggest you buy about 6 more stakes, the footprint and either the extra vestibule or the garage attachment. You can't use the extra vestibule and the garage at the same time. The garage would be sweet for your dog though. Best of luck with your purchase. Also remember, all nylon tents this size need to be guyed down. You will not find a strong, high quality nylon free standing tent this size.
Last edited by raven1911; 09-14-2012 at 08:11 PM.
We went with a coleman, it was less then $200
its 16x9 & we use 2 queen sized air matresses in it, even though it has not been used in like 4 years (sits in closet )
2004 GMC Yukon, 4X4 SLT, 5.3L Vortex,
Trail Master 2.5" leveling kit, SkyJacker Shocks -upfront, EGR 1.25" Fender Flares
Putco Punch grille insert, gamut of Putco chrome accessories, & IPCW chrome/clear Crystal Eyes taillights
Whelen Slim-Miser LED Strobes, Husky floor liners, MF 1050 compressor....
N-Fab light bar & Hella 700FF's
Running on 32" 265/70/17 Cooper Discover AT3's
1966 M416 Stevens trailer
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REI's Basecamp 6 has served us well for a while (7 seasons I think). It can hold up to very strong winds without a hiccup. The larger vestibule is works well for your dog, shoes, ice-chest, etc. The smaller vestibule can handle some shoes. The tent is pretty large, though. It requires a good sized clearance to fully utilize your vestibues. You might have some difficulty is some smaller sites. Can't complain, though. It has been a solid tent.
Cabelas Alaskan outfitter tents. We have the 6man and they make bigger. Rain fly is tight and completely covers the tent all the way to the ground.Also available with a small vestibule and a large vestibule without a floor that you can cook in. I have had in severe winds and snow storms with zero issues. Ours and larger can stand up in. I think the 6 man is around 300-350bones and worth every penny. They also have a couple of larger canvas type tents as well as wall tents. Another thing I like is no matter where you are in the country there is one somewhere along the way for parts or repair. I once burnt a small hole in the door with a lantern in Utah. The following year we were in Michigan and brought it in to get it patched or buy some type of repair kit and they gave me a new tent!