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bearguide

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i used a mega lite by black diamond last sheep season and really liked it, how does it compare to golite, tigoat or tarps
megalite- 37 oz 86 x 86 --- $260 --- pole weight 5 ?
golite- 67 oz 104 x 120 --- $300 --- pole weight 12.87
tigoat- 29 oz 104 x 118 --- $300 --- pole weight 5.5
tigoat 6.5 38 oz 132 x 144 --- $600 --- pole weight 11oz
kufaru 85 oz 125 x 156 --- $850 --- pole weight included
seekoutside 48 oz 125 x125 --- $450--- pole included


what do you guys like - lets compare
 
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huntndad

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Does the Golite weight include the nest? 67oz seems a bit heavy.
The one I've been considering buying is the Nemo Pentalite. It's a bit bigger than the ones you listed, probably a realistic three man as it's 146x130. I'm not 100% sure about the weight. They list it at 3.5 lbs, but that may not include the pole? I've seen this tent on Amazon for $250.
 
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backcountry ,com shows the weight at 28 oz for the tarp and 14 oz for the pole/ but the other figures were from golite site
there are two tipi's in the classified section with a link to backcountry for the golite
the ti goat they are selling is a 6.5 and looks really good to me b/c it is much larger with v. little weight increase /but expensive
 

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I recently acquired the TiGoat vertex 5. After I get some use out of it this summer I will post up some pictures, thoughts etc. Having set it up a few times I really like it so far. With two people you can sleep comfortably, but the gear could easily get a little tight.
 

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I prefer Kifaru tipis. Sure are awesome shelters that can withstand brutal conditions yet light enough to carry on your back!
 

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You may want to check out seekoutside's shelters... I have my eye on their "Backcountry Shelter"...
 

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What size are you looking at for the golite?
I bought the GoLite SL-5 made with epic fabric, which is stronger,better than the normal, and a little heavier (about 6-8 oz).
It weighs in at 56 oz with the center pole but without the nest or floor.
 

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My golite sl5 weighs in at 33 oz seem sealed and all guyouts have line tied to em. The listed weight on their website now is with a nest and center pole and stakes. I only ever bring the body itself and the stakes. Hard to get that much space completely closed off from the weather any lighter than the sl5.
 
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there is a tigoat in classified 6.5 that looks good and lite
 
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i am adding new info on any tipi you think is good
 

luke moffat

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is the sl5 big enough for two and gear
Les,

Becca and I live in ours all season. They are huge for their weight. We got a nest so the sleeping area is screened off with a floor but the other 60 sq ft is floorless which is nice.

Here are a couple pics to give scale, hard to beat for the pace/weight hey provide:




Being still sub 3.75 pounds with 19 stakes and all the guy lines plus the nest it's a lightweight 90 sq ft palace. Also slept 3 guys in there comfortably in September sheep hunt when the bugs aren't bad so a nest isn't needed.
 

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Luke,

?- What is the weight of the nest and who makes it?

- It looks like a very good set-up; I am sure much lighter than the stock nest; and nice to have all that bare soil floor space- to use for exactly what is shown in pics.
 
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i saw a nest similar to that made by sea to summit at a local sporting goods store, the thing only weighed a couple ounces. Im thinking of picking one up for my paratipi when the skeeters are out in full force.
 

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Stephen its a mount laurel designs net 2 can't remember the exact model name but get on their site and click around a bit you'll find it. Also bear paw tents offer the pry ante 2 in various configurations for a bit less coin. The sea to summit bug nest doesn't have a floor lawnbio but I have a brand new one i will sell ya for half of retail if interested.
 
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sreekers

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Any experience with the TIgoat tipis?
I just got a Vertex 5 and am pretty impressed with the construction. The anchor points for the stakes are very strong, and the materials appear to be of very high quality. I may do kind of a running review of it(and other new gear) here through the summer and into hunting season as it gets used more.
 
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