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What's a good 3 person tent. Thinking about a Kifaru Teepee, any other models that would be better?
What are you going to me using it for? At truck or backpacking in? Time of year? Do you want a floor? Do you want room to move around/stand up or just enough room to sleep comfortably on a pad?
A guy needs about 5 tents. Intended use will allow people to help you out best.
If you are looking for a Kifaru teepee for three guys, buy at least the 8 man tent. I have two Seek Outside teepees and love them. Very similar to Kifaru. Great tents but the four man is small for two men and some gear and the Redcliffe is about right for two men and gear. They are floorless and light as a feather when weight is critical. If you are truck camping, a canvas tent is hard to beat in my opinion. If you go with a Kifaru or Seek Outside, be sure to get a liner.
Picture of the two Seek Outside teepees.
Will be by truck Sept. Oct. stand up in, floor opt., comfort a plus.
12x12 Cabelas Alaknak. I have the Bighorn and its fine but liked the Alaknak better.
plus one on the Alaknak and get the vestibule.
I have one of these. Great tent. Super heavy.
I have a couple 16'x16' Army tents in the crate if you're interested. Stove Jack and all ready to go. 1x & 2x frame and you're good. $500 each.
I got a 12’ x 12’ Alaknak I’ll be selling this spring. Downsized to a 10’ x 10’ Kodiak, which is warmer and more portable.
I've had really good luck/fortune with this tent set-up.
Good luck, Robb
If by truck, get something like a Kifaru 8 man Tepee that has a stove since you can easily bring wood to burn. Get a cot and tell your buddies to as well, add a cheap sleeping pad and you'll be set.
Go with the Kodiak, one person set up in less than 8 minutes, for $500.00 you can't go wrong. I love mine.
Agree with kodiak canvas. Mines been great.
Sewed a stove jack in mine and use a 3-dog model wood stove made by Don Kevilus of Four Dog Stoves. (DAMN awesome stove for what it's worth!)
10x14 with a stove is the bomb for two guys, three in a pinch...or if she's really good looking...IF you can drive to within 100' of your campsite; it's HEAVY. As far as I'm concerned Kodiak Tents are one thing that comes from China that ISN'T junk. They are very well constructed and heavy duty. I've been hailed on, rained on, snowed on, and blown on (can you say that here?) and she's weathered it all!
Another vote for Kodiak, ours has been great. We picked up a Luxe Megahorn XL last year and it would work well for 3 and a stove. Haven't used it in bad weather or with a stove yet. Much lighter than the Kodiak.
If it’s truck camping, there are lots of great choices for warm and dry. My criteria would be a double walled nylon type tent or a canvas wall or Kodiak tent.
How well do those Kodiak tents hold up in high winds?
Tilzbow, I have a 10x10 I use for solo hunts. When I first got it, I set it up in my yard to 'season' the canvas per the instructions and left it up a couple days. We had a heck of a storm come through while I was at work with extreme straight line winds that had trees and limbs knocked down all over town. I ran home after the storm fully expecting the tent to be on the neighbor's property across the road. Amazingly, it was fully intact and sitting right where I left it. No leaks, either.
Couple years ago in CO, my brother and I were hammered by a storm. relentless rain, hail, and driving wind (don't know the wind speed - guessing some of the gusts were upwards of 60mph??). The Kodiak was flawless - no leaks, it did bounce a few times in the wind, but held up great.
Holds up excellent in wind.
Lots of good info. Thanks!
I have one of Uncle Sam’s 10 man arctic squad tents; heated it with a woodstove that I cobbled together from a .50 BMG ammo can with a little help from the local muffler shop. Absolutely overkill for one guy, but it was kind of handy to be able to drag a National Forest Service Picnic table inside of it when I made my annual trek to the north shore of Lake superior for the salmon and grouse surf and turf season. That second week of October up there is something that everyone should experience at least once!
I did have to trash the stove eventually, but I still have that tent around here somewhere... LOL
Of course it was never intended to be moved around or set up by one person, but I could get it looking presentable and heated up inside in under an hour, anyway...
For cold weather, though, you really need the liner.
I have had this 14x14 Don Strinz pyramid tent since 2006.
Midwest, thanks my son's friend used a CNC machine and made me a couple for Father's Day.