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Old 02-10-2011, 08:49 AM   #1
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Are there any tents that are warmer than others? If there is, what is the warmest tent that I could find to buy, for cooler weather use?


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Old 02-10-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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There are winter, and four seasons tents that are better suited for cold weather. The ground however will be one of the coldest parts, so you'll need good insulation underneath you.


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Exactly, I suggest at least a ground cloth (thermal) underneath the tent. Suitable temperature sleeping bag is a must. Sleeping pad is optional but it can help additionally.


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Are there any tents that are warmer than others? If there is, what is the warmest tent that I could find to buy, for cooler weather use?

In the right tent, such as a Snowwalker, these Sheep Herder stoves work great....



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All of these post have great information. However don't rely on a tent for warmth. The warmth will come from you sleeping system. This should include you bag,thermal pad, and any needed base layers. I currently use a 30 degree synthetic bag )down is better but expensive) and wear base layers with it when needed. I also have 2 pads a Big Agnes Insulated Air Core, and a Thermarest Traillite. Using the 30 degree bag and one of the pads which are insulating I can sleep in temps near 0 and be comfortable.

Biggest difference in the tents is the ability to withstand high winds and snow loads without failing. True alpine tent may be a bit warmer but they are heavier and very expensive.


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and a Thermarest Traillite. .


How do you like the Thermarest Traillite? I was going to get one but I ended up with the Ridge Rest (small) instead. I have never used a sleeping pad before, just always my Thermarest ProLite sleeping pad, but since I bought my Golite 800 down quilt (I have never used a quilt beofre) I figures it to be a good idea to add a sleeping pad underneath.

I was wonder if I should also go with a Trailite for winter camping or not?

Sorry for stealing the thread, but all I just saw that thats what you use so i was wondering, and any other input would also be appreciated. Thanks! (and sorry. haha)


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John the thermarest is pretty good. Just used it on a 20 degree night and didn't any any cold from the ground. My Big Agnes however is died on my first night out and I still need to send it back. I like the Big Anges IAC as it is thicker (when inflated) and easier to carry but I have been using the Thermarest for about 5 years with no problems at all. Overall one of the best purchases I have ever made. There is some pics of the colder weather trip I posted in the Backpacking section was about 23 degrees that night.


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Warmest tent... Canvas Springbar with a Buddy Heater


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Warmest tent... Canvas Springbar with a Buddy Heater
those Buddy Heater are very nice.


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