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Old 08-29-05, 05:06 PM   #1
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Coleman Inyo Solo Tent? any used this?

I'll clip it's stats below. Just curious if anyone has used it. It's a 3 season 1 person tent under 3.7lbs. I may buy one...link to the website with pictures

Ultralight, well ventilated shelter. Tall enough for a person to sit upright in and still allows 3" of additional comfort.
Large vestibule provides great storage space and additional airflow
Dual poles for a sturdy structure
Vented fly reduces condensation
Color coded poles for easy assembly
Includes lightweight aluminum pegs and drawstring storage bag
View out window in vestibule
Inner-tensioning canopy
Floor area: 93.75" x 39.75"
Center height: 37.25"
Pack weight 3.6 lbs
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of Doors: 1
Number of Poles: 2
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I think it'd be worth spending an extra 50 bucks and getting a hoop style tent made by a more dedicated fast forward gear company like MSR (zoid series), Sierra Designs(clip flashlight) or Kelty(Clark or Zen). Coleman tents are not to be taken seriously and are designed to sell to Wally World customers, BUT, at the same time, octogenarians have thru-hiked the appalachian trail sleeping under nothing but a shower curtain, so....
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yeah, i'm on a budget and have to purchase something within the next month...
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Coleman tents are not to be taken seriously and are designed to sell to Wally World customers, BUT, at the same time, octogenarians have thru-hiked the appalachian trail sleeping under nothing but a shower curtain, so....
C'mon!

I've owned an inyo for 6 years of heavy use, and the thing is exactly what it advertises:

A very LIGHT, 3 season tent.
With the regular care (seam seal and light spray of silicon on the fly) this tent is an exceptional value.
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This is the one I own:

http://www.greatoutdoorsdepot.com/co...nyo2-tent.html

It's supposedly a 2 person, but I'm a horse, and I like to have some room for my stuff.
It's still WAYYY light at slightly under 5 lbs.


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I'll clip it's stats below. Just curious if anyone has used it. It's a 3 season 1 person tent under 3.7lbs. I may buy one...link to the website with pictures

Ultralight, well ventilated shelter. Tall enough for a person to sit upright in and still allows 3" of additional comfort.
Large vestibule provides great storage space and additional airflow
Dual poles for a sturdy structure
Vented fly reduces condensation
Color coded poles for easy assembly
Includes lightweight aluminum pegs and drawstring storage bag
View out window in vestibule
Inner-tensioning canopy
Floor area: 93.75" x 39.75"
Center height: 37.25"
Pack weight 3.6 lbs
Number of Rooms: 1
Number of Doors: 1
Number of Poles: 2
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Old 08-29-05, 08:42 PM   #6
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i thought about buying a 2 person version just in case. If anyone ever toured with me we both could cram in. Or, if I am alone I have room to put the dry sack from my BoB as well.
I can get a brand new one from eBay or a local outlet store for under $90. Not bad i think.
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This is the one I own:

http://www.greatoutdoorsdepot.com/co...nyo2-tent.html

It's supposedly a 2 person, but I'm a horse, and I like to have some room for my stuff.
It's still WAYYY light at slightly under 5 lbs.
I have a off-brand tent that looks exactly like the one you have. I took it on a backpacking trip and a bike tour this year. Holds up fine so far. oh, mine has fiberglas poles so it's a little heavier, but it was a good deal.

I got this package from a local sporting goods store for $70. not the best stuff, but cheap enough that I could justify buying it to see if I liked backpacking and touring. I do.
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When I went looking for a tent I was coached by someone at Galyans. The things that were important to me were 1) ease of setup by one persson at night, 2) vent well in summer, 3) not too expensive.

After climbing in and out of every small tent on the show room floor (I highly recommend this in any sporting goods store...it's a blast!) I chose the Sierra Designs Asteroid.

Very easy to set up (one pole). Great ventilation. On sale. Mine was actually around $129 on sale. If you shop, you should be able to find something youl like in your budget. Consider a higher end tent that is used (ebay).

I've had to set my tent up several times in pitch dark, in the rain. Ease of setup is a good feature. Make sure it has a waterproof fly. Seal all seams. It SUCKS to sleep in a wet tent (Sedalia Fair, this year). Good luck in your search.
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timhines, BTW, I just got a cataloge from Campmor: http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/st...0226&langId=-1

I see they have a few tents in the same price range as the one you are looking at.

Also, I didn't mention that I solo toured for 10 years in an inexpensive single person bivy just like the one you are looking at. They work ok as long as you keep up on the seams (sealed and tight). Good luck!
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Another brand to consider: Mountain Hardware
I picked up a Hammerhead3 on special (previous year's model) and love it.
I haven't toured with it by bike yet though - at 8lbs I may be looking for something like the other tents in this discussion. But I'm so going to miss the size... you can almost *stand-up* in it...and if it's just you inside, your bike can go in with you. (I love that for security)
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i took everyone's advice and got a Kelty Teton 2 (there was another post). I got it for around 89. It packs at 4lbs and 10oz. Has plenty of head room so i can hang wet things in there at night and do various other things. I think i'll be pleased. It should be here tomorrow so i'm going to sleep in the yard.

also, if you are tall, check out campmor.com for the Kelty Mistral tent. I think it's rated at 15 or 20 degrees and it's longer than a normal bag and only cost 37 bucks!
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I think you made a good choice. Kelty makes a good product. Especially for the money. It should serve you well.
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