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Cyclingmasterseller wrote an answer about on December 28, 2013

I don't have this tent (yet) but saw a great little video where the guy showed every detail -- I'm sold! What I really like is the almost vertical-wall design, and the ventilation, oh yeah, and the nice window to see out -- just an awesome tent. Marmot is also coming out (2014) with a very light weight (5lb or so) two-man expedition tent and will be called the "HAMMER". Wow, I've gotta check this out first before I buy the Thor -- who knows, the Hammer may be the ticket to nail down my decision?

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Cyclingmasterseller wrote a review of on January 23, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

1000% waterproof, how's that for a review!
Lightweight, long extension for neck coverage. Front bill also protects against rain for those of us who wear glasses. Top part of the hat is goretex-lined for wind proof, as well as rain-proof protection! I wear mine in the winter as well -- top gortex section keeps the wind out.

There you have it, now get off the couch and get one of these great hats!!! Well worth the price. When, if, mine wears out I'll get another!!! You'll thank me later for this recommendation. I wear a 7 1/4, and I got the Large. What's nice is the internal velcroe adjuster, so you can both tighten or loosen the hat as necessary. Perfect fit no matter what. And the inside top is soooo soft as well.

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Cyclingmasterseller wrote an answer about on October 28, 2010

My reply has to do with tents in general...

My reply has to do with tents in general.

First, I do not know the answer to your first question, for I do not own this particular tent, sorry. I can only say the evil rain sometime forces you to break the tent down in it -- sad but true.

Second, regarding condensation -- I have not had a tent yet which, in certain conditions, did not accumulate some condensation. It's really based on weather conditions in general, and how vented your tent is, and how many people are inside the tent itself. I have a 20-year old North Face Bull Frog, and it has from time to time had condensation build up on the inside fly, but it never condensed enough to drip on to and through the tent itself (but did have a few drop fall on to the tent, but did not seep through on to me). I do however spray waterproofing on to my tent itself, and it helps without question.

Third, my 20-year old North Face tent floor is still as water-proof as the day I bought it! No treatment necessary. ALWAYS USE A GROUND CLOTH, i.e., "foot print" to protect the floor of your tent. ALWAYS INVEST IN THE FOOT PRINT -- TO NOT IS BEING PENNY-WISE AND POUND-FOOLISH.

One last helpful hint: For the BEST SEAM SEALER, USE A PRODUCT CALLED "SEAM-GRIP", IT IS THE BEST, AND ALL ELSE IS JUNK. Take it from a veteran camper, I have used everything, and seam-grip is the only thing that really works. (Zoom in on the pic to the left and take a look. It is not the cheapest, but then again you get what you pay for.

Good Luck!

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Cyclingmasterseller wrote a review of on October 26, 2010

Leaky Tent?  Don't worry, be happy
5 5

Listen up, ok you're having issues with your fly leaking, so here is what you do: Buy a tube of "SEAM GRIP". This is the name of the best sealent on earth for your tent/fly, whatever. I have attached a pic so you can see what the tube looks like. Forget all the other seam sealers out there -- they're junk!
Application: Like all good things, this will take a little time, so prepare to make this a small project. Step 1. Put up your tent, and/or your Fly on your tent (which ever, or both). The idea is to completely stretch out your tent/fly seams at their max. Step 2. Use masking-tape (nothing else will do) and align it on both sides of your seams, i.e., one strip of tape on one side, then another on the other side. Step 3. Once you have done this all you will have exposed now is the seam itself, so go ahead and apply the seam grip to the seam and let dry. Step 4. As the seam grip is mostly dry apply some baby powder on top of the seam grip -- this will prevent it from sticking to the rest of your fly and tent when you go to roll it up. Step 5. Finally, peel back the masking tape and you will have a perfectly sealed seams. Step 6. Lastly, after pealing off the masking tape you will want to leave it sit open and continue it's drying process.

That's it. Just use common sense and all will work out well for you.

I sincerely hope this helps in your quest to seal you leaks.

Don't worry -- be happy!

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Cyclingmasterseller wrote a review of on October 26, 2010

5 5

I have a 20-year old NF Bull Frog, aka heavier Tad Pole, and I love it. Here is the scoop, this tent's rain fly, when properly taken care of, will keep all water out, and the floor, used with a footprint, will stay like new, and keep you dry, even in a stream of water! Sure, you can buy other brands, but when you want "sturdy", then by all means, get yourself a North Face!

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Cyclingmasterseller wrote a review of on February 21, 2010

Top Speed that flats fast as well
3 5

Let's be honest, if you want the best tubular tire for speed, for one race, then this is your tire. If, on the other hand, you're looking for durability and long wear then you're looking at the wrong tire.

This tire is a low milage, expensive tire -- not recommended for your group ride!

This is perhaps the "only" tire type you will find (in a high-end tubular) which truly pumps up to an extremely high pressure (up to 220psi, I run at around 185 psi), and rolls on the very tip of the tire(for the ultimate reduction in rolling resistance).

Conversely, If you want decent speed without any worries regarding flats then I highly recommend the Continental Comp 19 at around 230 grams for the 28/19 tubular (170 psi easy). Now this is a great tire for the money.I hope this helps!Cheers!!!

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