Luxe hexpeak so far very pleased with it. I had a condensation issue a during a heavy rain with some hail during a July scout but other than that it's been great. I use the 1.5 inner tent as well.
I really like my Copper Spur and have spent some cold nights in it and also been in lots of snow. I’m sure there are better options if you want a true 4-season tent, but it works well for what I do.Copper Spur is getting a lot of love. For those that do have that specific tent, what have your experiences been using it for winter camping?
Good to know...thanks for sharing!
@PorterHouseLooking for a new backpacking tent to use for hunting. Not overly interested in a tipi with stove set up. More so looking at good 3 season options that would also work fine in a pinch in some serious cold (I have a good 0 Deg bag and pad). While Hilleberg is honestly probably the answer, I don’t have a grand to spend on a tent at the moment.
There are obviously plenty of options out there (which is a good thing as a consumer). I’m just looking for some input and first hand user experience.
Thanks in advance!
To your point that there is no one tent to rule them all, I feel like I am quickly realizing that the ideal scenario would be to have two different tents for different weather and different locations, but I really would rather stick to one (at least for now) and deal with the necessary compromises that come with that decision.@PorterHouse
Good thread. As always, ‘it depends’
Done a bit of ruminating and experimenting on this last few years. Generally find that no ‘one tent to rule them all’...that said, can you add more specifics on where / with whom / what kind of hunting you are looking to do? Above alpine vs subalpine...soaking PNW vs desert climate with creepy crawlies... is footprint a big issue (stamping out a deer bed on a mountainside) ... generally solo vs want to handle multiple folks...do you get into potentially life-threatening conditions (super high winds, remote, etc)? Lots of variables.
How much is weight a major concern?
I will say that I have a Seek Outside Cimarron with stove and find it a very versatile setup...will likely add a Hilleberg Soulo or SG shortly, but there are lots of ‘good enough’ alternatives.
I run a Hexpeak XL as well. Use the 1.5 winter inner tent for cold weather and the summer 1.5 inner tent for warm weather to keep the bugs out. I do run it as a hot tent when hunting in Oct-Nov with Luxe's WWW titanium stove which is very nice to have for warming up at the end of the day and drying my gear out. It'll get to 80 deg plus inside when the outside is single digits and below. Total setup is a shade under 9 lbs including wood stove. I have been using this setup for 4 years now and it has performed very well. I have had one case where condensation was an issue; that was after 8 inches of snowfall overnight and the outer tent sagged into the inner in a couple of places. Operator setup error as much as anything though. You are right that adding a stove really means you are in a one-man tent that can also accommodate all of your gear. Squeezing in two people is essentially a non-starter given where the stove wants to be.Luxe hexpeak so far very pleased with it. I had a condensation issue a during a heavy rain with some hail during a July scout but other than that it's been great. I use the 1.5 inner tent as well.
I don't have a stove setup for mine, I would not get one either for a smaller tipi. Maybe 4 or 6p setup. IMO there's not enough internal space for a stove in a 2p setup.
Winter setup in my mind tests all your gear alongside your tent. Heavy snow and winds are going to really test things I haven't had a issue with either. Coldest I've had my tipi was -5 on a November sheep hunt, it sucked ass but I managed. For the record it would've sucked if you didn't have the right sleeping apparatus in a wall tent as well...... insulated pads and bags are your friend here.
I would like to get a hot tipi setup, sure would be sweet to have a dry line setup alongside a mini stove. Warm dry tents are a welcoming site
For the money I think they're pretty tough to beat. Tipis are cool and these have a ton of room.
I also like the SG Skyscraper 2p as well.
I’ve never seen it before, but that’s a great looking tent.Big Agnes has the Copper Spur in a 4 season version. Doesn't weigh excessively as well. https://www.bigagnes.com/Copper-Spur-HV2-Expedition
One of my biggest complaints about most of the tents on the market is that the rain fly is pitched after the tent is set up. Its works fine until it doesnt. Especially when setting up in a downpour.The one that I have, the rain fly lashes to the ground.
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I liked the post just because of the pictures. Awesome!I’m a really big fan of my tarp tent. So light and packs really small. The quality is outstanding. I got the 2 person stratospire and put a 1 person liner in it for more floorless space. Only downside is not free standing. They have other designs that are though. Mine still held up to 40-50mph winds out in the wide open.
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