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Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#1 Post by pavo » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:30 pm

Just after people's opinions on lightweight tents as I'm in the market for one to use for over night bass fishing. ?

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#2 Post by ShortyK » Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:42 pm

Pavo
I have been using one of these.

http://www.blackwolf.com.au/product/Ste ... x8QnwxdG8y

I wouldn't say it is super light but fits well in the Yak and suits me for a couple of days. Have also used it in the rain with no probs.
PB's from Yak:
Flathead 59cm, Bream 35cm,
Tailor 25cm, Moses Perch 28cm,
Wild Bass 40cm, Travelly 27cm,
Whiting 33cm, Eaustry Cod 28cm,
Snapper 51cm, Impoundment Bass 40cm
Reef shark about 2m, Spangeld Emperor 28cm
Longtail Tuna 118cm, Spanish Mackerel 117cm
Wild Yellow belly 37cm.

There is nothing more relaxing than a day on the water in a Kayak.

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#3 Post by StevenM » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:09 pm

Kunde wrote:Pavo
I have been using one of these.

http://www.blackwolf.com.au/product/Ste ... x8QnwxdG8y

I wouldn't say it is super light but fits well in the Yak and suits me for a couple of days. Have also used it in the rain with no probs.
Have had the same one for about 6 years

Good tent

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#4 Post by Troopy67 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:56 pm

StevenM wrote:
Kunde wrote:Pavo
I have been using one of these.

http://www.blackwolf.com.au/product/Ste ... x8QnwxdG8y

I wouldn't say it is super light but fits well in the Yak and suits me for a couple of days. Have also used it in the rain with no probs.
Have had the same one for about 6 years

Good tent

X3. Have had the same one for about 5 years. Agreed, not ultra light but light enough and compact enough for yak camping. Also been in heavy rain in mine with no issues.

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#5 Post by MattoTarpon » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:05 pm

sweet. where from how much.
i want. :cool:
Bass - 52cm
Mary River Cod 69cm my dream catch.
Flathead - 64cm Yellowbelly - 54cm
Bream - 38cm Silver Perch - 44cm
Saratoga - 74cm Flounder - 33cm
Whiting - 27cm

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#6 Post by NorthSIKer » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:19 pm

Marmot, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Sierra Designs, Exped, MSR, One Planet even Katmandu will likely make something suiting your specs and budget.

I am quite partial to Tarptents for light 3-season tents (http://www.tarptent.com/) - they are pretty cheap for what they are too. Also, for warmer conditions in particular (though you can use them in the snow) camping hammocks are awesome (E.g. http://hennessyhammock.com/, http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/ ) though hammocks aren't for everyone.

Some further details on expected conditions of use (Temps, weather), size, budget, camping style (and other uses -e.g. you want to take this thing to Tassie as well sometime?) would help narrow the choice down a little.

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#7 Post by tonystott » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:46 pm

I just bought this, when it was on special at $50, normally $59.99
http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/prod ... pid=325586
Basic 3 person dome tent. Works just fine, is almost disposable if anything breaks.

http://www.bcf.com.au/online-store/prod ... 5586#Cross

I am off on a 3 week outback trip next month, and will supplement the tent by suspending a tarp over it.
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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#8 Post by Troopy67 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:49 pm

MattoTarpon wrote:sweet. where from how much.
i want. :cool:
I think this was where I got mine from on eBay. Can't remember what I paid for mine but a quick search showed this being the cheapest price ATM that I could see.
http://www.wildearth.com.au/buy/black-w ... oCLN7w_wcB

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#9 Post by simons rat » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:17 pm

I have a couple of Black Wolf tents. I think my one man is the dragonfly and the two man is the Mantis II. I also have some superlite small sized hiking tent .... I actual hide it in the hull on extended trips in case something stuffs up on my Mantis.

I do like a two man tent as there is more room for gear to be stashed in the tent.
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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#10 Post by ShortyK » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:32 pm

MattoTarpon wrote:sweet. where from how much.
i want. :cool:

Matto

$99, Got mine from here and paid the 10 extra for delivery.


http://www.tentworld.com.au/products/te ... -tent.aspx
PB's from Yak:
Flathead 59cm, Bream 35cm,
Tailor 25cm, Moses Perch 28cm,
Wild Bass 40cm, Travelly 27cm,
Whiting 33cm, Eaustry Cod 28cm,
Snapper 51cm, Impoundment Bass 40cm
Reef shark about 2m, Spangeld Emperor 28cm
Longtail Tuna 118cm, Spanish Mackerel 117cm
Wild Yellow belly 37cm.

There is nothing more relaxing than a day on the water in a Kayak.

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#11 Post by StevenM » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:45 pm

99 bucks is about what they are in most places

Great in Sumer when no rain about just use a mozzie dome

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#12 Post by ShortyK » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:14 pm

StevenM wrote: Great in Sumer when no rain about just use a mozzie dome
Looking forward to that. Sleeping under the stars without the mozzies.
PB's from Yak:
Flathead 59cm, Bream 35cm,
Tailor 25cm, Moses Perch 28cm,
Wild Bass 40cm, Travelly 27cm,
Whiting 33cm, Eaustry Cod 28cm,
Snapper 51cm, Impoundment Bass 40cm
Reef shark about 2m, Spangeld Emperor 28cm
Longtail Tuna 118cm, Spanish Mackerel 117cm
Wild Yellow belly 37cm.

There is nothing more relaxing than a day on the water in a Kayak.

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#13 Post by ua5qb » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:36 pm

With any tent that exposes the floor when it is open will let in water/rain as you get in and out. A good idea is to put a fly out over the tent covering the entrance.

You might like to consider buying a fly or hoochie. Very light and simple up & down.

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#14 Post by pavo » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:02 pm

Looks like the blackwolf may be the go. Thanks for the replys.
I think Mo's sells them so I'll try it out for size as I'm not a small guy at 6'4

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Re: Tents for kayak fishing/ camping

#15 Post by ua5qb » Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:36 am

I've had one of these for ten plus years, allows store age of boots, gear under the fly which can be zipped up. At 2.9kg.

http://www.salewa.com/product/2+persone ... +ii+tent-1

Unfortunately they aren't/weren't cheap.

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