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PostThu Jun 03, 2021 8:25 am 
So ran across them..supposed to be well made but perhaps the lighter materials..

Pricing seems great for beginner hikers.

The sleeping bag..airpad,pillow combo for 80$?not sure of the weight but for several years until you can upgrade..could be good stuff...

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PostFri Jun 04, 2021 1:34 am 
For sure some good deals, not sure about the quality? Their minimalist 1 person tent without poles weighs nearly 3 lbs, so it must be pretty durable fabric. Good beginner on a budget.


https://www.rivercountryproducts.com/

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PostFri Jun 04, 2021 11:22 am 
Not sure where you're seeing that these are made in WA.  On the website I see "designed in WA", which is different.

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PostFri Jun 04, 2021 12:19 pm 
At those prices you gotta know where it is coming from.

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PostFri Jun 04, 2021 2:02 pm 
I'm not sure I'd encourage anyone to take a 3 pound PU coated tent that is certainly not well seam sealed  into the wet side of the state.   Nothing will turn you off to Backpacking quicker than floating in your tent...


There's so many better options like the protrail, lunar solo, or a solomid  that could be had at right around $200; that would be much lighter and much better made.

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PostFri Jun 04, 2021 5:31 pm 
Ah yes perhaps designed in WA is correct..

And the materials should be researched but obviously tents all need seam sealing...dugh..

I guess if rei. is offering the basic combo package for? $225 or 250$
I would rec.that...bag pad & tent..

We inspected the tents & they looked good 3 or 4 years ago....heavy osh. Bit good for 3 or 4 years of hiking.

Poly.coated is not great vs.something like sil.coated or impregnated nylon..


Six moons designs seems to be out of all tents but the cheapest 135$ solo tent.. (better material in the 200$ range)

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