River Country Products

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    No idea what the quality is like but that same tent (it’s even the same pictures of the tent) is available on amazon last I saw. Might be less risky getting one from there.
     
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    I own and use the two person Trekker tent. It's well made, nice and light and roomy inside. The mesh walls really all but eliminate interior condensation. Gave it a good treatment with a waterproofing and it never leaks. It also goes up easily. Mine came with nice lightweight stakes and all the guy lines. I also have the ultralight one man, one trekking pole teepee style tent. This one is very nice also. River Country is a fairly new company, and they really make efforts to please their customers. All my dealings with them have been extremely positive. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase from this company.
     
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    @Nightflyer - thanks for input. I appreciate the direct feedback. Everything looks really good with their products. I am going to give the Trekker 2.2 a try. $55 delivered is a small gamble.
     
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    @smithj01-Right now River Country products is offering 10% off everything and free shipping.
     
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    @Nightflyer - I missed that - however Amazon has a better deal on the "footprint" tarp (stakes & guy lines included) - I am still within $5....
    Arrives on Wed!
     
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    @smithj01 let me know what you think of it. I found it to be pretty roomy.
     
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    Are trekking poles required to set this up? This could be just what I need but trekking poles are out. I need to use a long moses stick in the right hand and carry a bow in the left.

    Would maybe a two piece jointed walking stick work? How long does each pole have to be.
     
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    @longcruise - River Country states "This tent is intended for use with trekking poles; however, if you forget your poles it works fine with most any stick longer than 42 inches or can be tied between two trees." Google shows pics with trekking poles, stick, and tied up tp trees. I just ordered mine so I do not know yet.
     
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    @smithj01 Thanks for that info. 84" is long for a moses stick but there may be additional adaptations that will work.
     
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    @smithj01 what are your thoughts on your Trekker 2.2 tent? You happy with it?
     
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    When in doubt, buying from Amazon, especially if you’re a Prime, all but eliminates risk
     
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    @Nightflyer - yes very happy. only used once unfortunately, but plenty of room for me and my college age daughter. Sets up in ~5 min. Super happy and works well on the bottom of a 40l backpack. I wrote a positive 5 star review on their website. I highly recommend.
     
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    I'm planning on purchasing the 2.2 soon. Thanks for the input. I'll add to this thread after I try it out.
     
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    I was just about to post about their tent, I think its awesome!!

    Specifically the trekker 2.2. $55 right now.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FNVTNSL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    This it how it comes,
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    After watching a review I took the guys advice and added some extra stake points.

    This is mine, 3 lbs not including my trekking pole.
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    It's the right size for two adults. I'm 6' 2" and definitely its long enough.

    I plan to use one trekking pole and a tree or stick for the other end like I did in this photo. Set up was easy!
     
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    I saw reference to a groundcloth but didn't see it on the website. Has anyone else seen it?

    I'm at a tipping point on this. There site suggests the 2.2 might not do as well in the wind because of the larger vents. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? If I go with this it will need to endure some highish winds above timberline.

    Another thought was on the quality of the trekking poles that come with the package. Any experiences out there?

    Sorry, probably too many questions!
     
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    Don't know about the ground cloth but I use a piece of tyvek that I'd had for while. I have no plans to buy a ground cloth as that's a sacrificial item that can be made from something I get for free.

    "Highish" winds wouldn't comfortable. If high winds were in the forecast I'd take my done tent that has a fly that almost touches the ground and has many staking points.

    Wind is a killer and the ventilation designed into the trekker 2.2 would make high winds uncomfortable.

    Any trekking poles or sticks, or a setting up close to a tree or between two trees would work. Can't speak to the durability as I don't have them. I've been using the same trekking pole for years now, I don't think they where out!
     
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    Thanks for those responses. It gives me more to think about.
     
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    The 3 lb weight was big selling point to me, and $55 was low enough to gamble on it.

    My regular backpacking tent is 5 lbs and I already use a hiking pole so this thing is a solid 2 lb weight reduction in my pack. There aren’t many “one items” in my pack that can be reduced by 2 lbs!!
     
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    Looks like this tent might need some spray waterproofing for wet weather!

     
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    To be fair, why would you take a tent out and set it up in heavy rains without checking it or waterproofing it first? I’ve waterproofed every tent I’ve ever owned before it’s first use. I have two River Country Products tents and neither has leaked a drop even in the heaviest rains.
     
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    River Country responds to leaking tent issue,



    I sent an email to the company asking if mine might be part of this "bad batch". I like the tent so hopefully it's not a bad one or if it is that they offer a replacement or at least offer the seam sealer and waterproof spray.
     
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