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I am planning a several week ski tour in...

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I am planning a several week ski tour in northern Ontario and will potentially be facing minus 50 temps and high winds. I know this tent is designed for elevation, but I think conditions may be analogous. How does this tent do in extreme (and I ean extreme) cold

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It's silnylon, which should be able to handle the cold better than PU coated nylon. The vent on top means that moisture won't coat the inside of your tent as much as a single wall tent that uses a membrane to be waterproof. With that said, the vent means you won't be able to warm up your tent at all, so make sure you'll have a bag to match the lowest temperatures. MEC Thor with a liner perhaps? I would also take a look at the Mountain Hardwear EV-2 or the Marmot Alpinist. This one isn't freestanding, so that might be a problem for setup in high winds. If you don't like those designs, you'll never go wrong with a Black Diamond Bibler tent.