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Re: [AT-L] Tents
on the subject of tents ...
I recently changed tents. I wanted either the walrus arch-rival, or the
swift. I couldn't decide which one without first seeing them side by
side. The difference being size & weight.
So, I ordered both from REI with the intent of mailing back the one I
did not like. However, I like them both! The Arch is twice the size,
but, the swift is a pound lighter. The swift is livable but would be
extremely close with two people (i'm a solo). The vestibule on the Arch
is huge. For me, each one would serve a distinct purpose. If I'm with
a group and we share the tent, I would want to arch. If i'm hiking
alone, it becomes a choice of convienence.
I'm going to the Smokies this weekend. I decided to take the swift. If
you're interested, I'll let you know how it went. If your not, I might
let you know anyway; I'm thinking about publishing my log from the
hike. I guess there will be a few of those next week.
btw ... I finally weighed my old dome tent the other day. 10 pounds!!
Not much of a choice here ... 10# vs. 3.5# !!! I'm looking forward to
hiking with a lighter load.
- From: Jason Johnson <johnsojd@UMDNJ.EDU>