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Monday, April 27, 2015

Poler Outdoor Stuff Two Man Tent

Poler Outdoor Stuff Two Man Tent

I recently watched the Discovery Channel's "Valley Uprising" documenting the battle over climbing supremacy between Royal Robbins and Warren Harding, and it got me to thinking. Both of these climbers excelled at their sport, but they took two different paths to get there. Royal Robbins was a purist climber, believing there should be a code of ethics for the correct way to climb a mountain. Warren Harding was the hard partying, avant garde climber that thought the only goal was to get to top of the mountain and anything you did along the way was perfectly acceptable. He'd bring booze and Thanksgiving turkeys up there to have a good time. And he conquered El Capitan first.

When I saw the Poler Outdoor Stuff Two Man Tent and its video, I was reminded that camping first and foremost is about having fun in nature. And oh, by the way, if you can be comfortable doing it, that would be preferable.

Watch the video below to see what I'm talking about.

This video just makes me laugh. And yet, it shows that the two man tent has been constructed with some serious thought as to the needs of camping purists.

Among the things I like about the tent are that it comes with two doors and two vestibules--extremely important for storing things outside and leaving more room inside. It's a little heavier than other tents at 7.5 lbs and when packed is 7" x 18". When set up the dimensions are 60" x 85" x 40". I like that the rain tarp has an eye shaped window that faces up so you can see the stars at night.

Polar also makes a ground cloth for this tent called the Mystic Tarpent. The Mystic doubles as an ultralight tent in its own right, so if you're doing some ultralight camping, this won't add much weight.

I've since been checking out their other product videos and they are hilarious! I highly recommend them.

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