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Eureka Timberline Tent?

My plans are to camp next elk hunt. Something I haven't done in more years than I can remember.

So, i'm looking at tents right now. It's going to be just me and the dog. The Timberline 2 Man tent is the right size, and seems to get good reviews, but i'd like to hear from someone who has one. I'll be in Unit 55 in Colorado which will get a lot of afternoon rains. So, waterproof and wind is a concern.

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Geodesic Dome

In wind and heavy snow, which is a likely possibility anytime one is elk hunting, I favor the geodesic dome style tents popular with backpackers and expeditions. They are also lighter in weight than some of the less exspensive three season tents which is a huge plus if you decide to backpack hunt.

The Geodesic dome tent has more "elbow room" too being that the sides aren't slanted and narrowing towards the top. While you may be fine in a traditional A-Frame style tent I would get the  dome style if it was me just for what it offers over the Timberline. With that said the Timberline is a decent three season tent that is great for camping out of a truck. The 2 man version was my first tent back when I was poor. I now own something a little nicer and of better quality but if I had to I could go back to using such a tent again. I've just learned to appreciate the advantages of the dome tents after camping in high winds and deep snow.

 

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This will be used in

This will be used in muzzleloader season in early Sept at around 9000ft. Unlikely i'll get any heavy snow. Rain we be more of an issue. The rest of the time i'll be using it for summer fly fishing.

 

Thanks for the help.

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Well biker. I did a lot more

Well biker. I did a lot more reseach, and the dome style does seem more practical. I'm also going to go with a 4 season tent. Just in case I want to camp in a later season. They're heavier, but i'm not backpacking, so weight is not important. I don't want to buy a tent, and then realize it won't do the job. Overkill is better than underkill when i'm trying to sleep and stay dry.

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