Posts Tagged ‘swiss gear tent’

Goggles redux

May 23, 2010

I pondered goggles last year (here) and ended up borrowing some – they’re on my must-have list. It was very nice to be able to move freely in a whiteout. I might even wear them more often, just to help my eyes out, this year. I was really, really hoping to get Lasik for the burn season, but hell. Money.

Goggles. Maximum Eyewear even has a “Burning Man” category.

I know I want them big enough to cover my glasses, if need be, and not have crappy foam. These military ones are still looking good, but I’m thinking a fold-up pair would be nice.

Found this nifty-looking dust mask.

This style is exactly what I’m looking for, large area of vision and fold-up. Gonna keep an eye out for something, cheaper, though…I’m not buying stuff like that until AFTER I get necessities taken care of.

Like getting TO BRC…I’m mildly bummed I missed Stag Camp registration, but I bet if I asked pretty please, they’d squeeze me in. My top choice now is smack on the Esp, one factor which manages to negate the otherwise Epic nature of the deal…unfortunately, looking at goggles has led me to tents. More tents. Making me tense. Har har.

I generally avoid more commercial-name tents but here’s a Coleman and Swiss Gear that caught my eye

Coleman Weathermaster Legacy has pretty good reviews, including “easy to set up.” My friend has used her Swiss Gear – from Wal-Mart – for years, now. This one’s kinda cute:

This Cabela one is on the list (ha ha ha, yeah right. My list of 300 domiciles I want to try out…I just need a job as a tent tester!).

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Don’t hate me…

July 28, 2009

Tents…driving me…mad…

I think part of the problem is my Subconcious is pouting, because I love my usual set-up. So, like I posted earlier, I’m leaning towards “f it, I’m going to get something from wherever and if it blows away and I hate it…too bad.”

From hundreds of bucks for an awesome dome, to Wally World, here we are:

Front door is only half-screened – but I think on the playa that’s good? Less dust?

Would have to see how easy it is to set up on my own. One of the more highly reviewed ones on the site. Nearly the same (4.5 out of 5 stars) rating on Amazon…interesting. Wenzel tents are fairly well-rated.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=wenzel+tent

I kinda like this one, just because it is so goofy looking, but the odd way the roof sits like that…wind magnet, I’d think.

This one

Is tall enough for me to stand in (a primary must-have), and looks kinda nifty, but is awfully screeny.

So, Wenzel and Swiss Gear are the same company. Eddie Bauer tents, across the board (what board?) get terrible reviews. I’ve read bad reviews on Jeep (also Wenzel/Swiss Gear), but this one reminds me of my current hoo-ha (only more complicated):

http://www.wenzelstore.com/jeep-family-dome-tent-p-3684.html

Also eyeballing this one:

http://www.wenzelstore.com/cedar-brook-room-family-dome-p-36.html

(the internets is freezing up and not letting me post pics n’stuff)

and this one:

http://www.wenzelstore.com/solitude-sport-dome-p-31.html

or

http://www.amazon.com/Columbia-River-8-Foot-Person-Backpacking/dp/B00170EQSE/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1