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Post by MA_Buffett_Fan23 »

Can anyone recommend a good tent that can be purchased for under $100?

We will be camping on the Outer Banks next week and are wanting a tent that can sleep at least three that you can stand-up in. A friend mentioned that they had a Coleman 7'x7' Sundome that they are using however it appears that you can't really stand up in it.. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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MA_Buffett_Fan23 wrote:Can anyone recommend a good tent that can be purchased for under $100?

We will be camping on the Outer Banks next week and are wanting a tent that can sleep at least three that you can stand-up in. A friend mentioned that they had a Coleman 7'x7' Sundome that they are using however it appears that you can't really stand up in it.. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!!!
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Post by rednekkPH »

Like Don said - Walmart.

They have a bunch that should fit your needs. I have a Coleman 9x9 that's about 6.5' high that I really like. I think I paid around $90 for it a few years ago.
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Post by blackjack »

Target has regular sales throughout the summer.
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Post by blackjack »

Here's one on sale this week:

http://www.target.com/Coleman-Ara-Tent- ... rh=&page=1

I guess the standing up part depends on your height.
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Post by BottleofRum »

You get what you pay for, the cheap quality tents don't hold up well to wind and rain. I once bought a cheap tent and thought no big deal, until it rained and the tent leaked, one of the worst sleeping night I ever had, by the morning my pillow was like a sponge and I was soaked, sick and not happy. A moment didn't pass that night that I didn't wish I paid a few bucks more for a better quality tent.

Eddie Bauer tents are sold at Target and are real good but finding one that you can actually stand up in may cost more than a $100. I now have a 5-6 person Eddie Bauer tent that I can pretty much stand up in. It sleeps 2 and a 65 pound dog very, very comfortably (I assume the dog was comfortable, he didn't complain) with plenty of extra room for storage.

The one I have is similar to this one just a tad smaller... I think I paid about $140 for mine....

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Post by drunkpirate66 »

whatever you buy just get 1 tent. no one wants to be 2 tense. :D :lol: :o


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Post by ph4ever »

Realize that a 3 person tent is really not for 3 people + gear. It's more like for 2 people snugly.

We have a Coleman tent that has a screened in front porch - I love it!!
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ph4ever wrote:I love it!!
Until you want Don to turn it around.

We have a huge Coleman 8 man dome we've used for a while. Bought it at Target about 5 years ago and I doubt we septn more than $100.

We just inherited a Jeep 12 man tent from my FIL. Has two separate rooms and is actually bigger than my son's bedroom. I'm certain it was $100+++++
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Post by ph4ever »

buffettbride wrote:
ph4ever wrote:I love it!!
Until you want Don to turn it around.

We have a huge Coleman 8 man dome we've used for a while. Bought it at Target about 5 years ago and I doubt we septn more than $100.

We just inherited a Jeep 12 man tent from my FIL. Has two separate rooms and is actually bigger than my son's bedroom. I'm certain it was $100+++++
The porch should have been closer to the fire so I could have sat in it and still been around the others in the group. :lol:
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Post by pair8head »

buffettbride wrote:
ph4ever wrote:I love it!!
Until you want Don to turn it around.

We have a huge Coleman 8 man dome we've used for a while. Bought it at Target about 5 years ago and I doubt we septn more than $100.

We just inherited a Jeep 12 man tent from my FIL. Has two separate rooms and is actually bigger than my son's bedroom. I'm certain it was $100+++++
Ain't gonna happen. :roll:
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Post by MA_Buffett_Fan23 »

Thanks for the suggestions everyone!! I've decided to hold off on buying one and will be borrowing one from a friend. Hoping to get one when they go on sale at the end of summer/fall.. :D

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Post by Lightning Bolt »

I was wondering if you found something yet,
because Bonnaroo was already earlier this month, and you gotta know tents would be selling big time then!! :lol: :wink:
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Post by blowinupinmissoula »

one of the best places are REI sales. if your a member you can get great deals, if its not a hassle try to check a few out. like said above, you get what you pay for. a cheap tent will leak and fall apart quickly. a nice tent will stay dry, and you will have it for a long time.

remember no matter what, camping is intents :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by magnus & Mr Moon »

blowinupinmissoula wrote:one of the best places are REI sales. if your a member you can get great deals, if its not a hassle try to check a few out. like said above, you get what you pay for. a cheap tent will leak and fall apart quickly. a nice tent will stay dry, and you will have it for a long time.

remember no matter what, camping is intents :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!
agree - we got two on sale plus I think I had a coupon too and free shipping to the local store. They worked really nice at the Raleigh tailgate and had the nice wheel carrying case.
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