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lennyantonelli
2012-10-15 18:26:40
hubba hubba
This one is for camping inclined folk. I bought an MSR Hubba Hubba two man tent recently, having long wanted a light three season tent to take into the hills. However, I obviously made the foolish mistake of not researching it thoroughly enough, for I now learn that its hydrostatic head is 1500mm, which doesn't fill me with huge confidence that it's really "three season" in Irish conditions based on what I've read here: http://www.outdoorgear.co.uk/hydrostatic-head.asp

I've used the tent once on a rainy night near Cleggan and it held up perfectly well, but it seems that hydrostatic heads of 3000mm and up are quite common for good mountain tents, and this one is less to save on weight.

I thought I'd post this here and asks folks who have been buying tents for a lot longer than me whether I'm treading water a bit with this, excuse the pun. If I really should have something more waterproof, even at the expense of a little more weight, I'd rather try to haggle for an exchange or sell the tent now that find out the hard way.

Thanks,

Lenny
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Short walk even shorter! Killeagh Hill views & ring fort.
simoburn 2 hours ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 20m, Area: Killeagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Killeagh

  
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Mullacor
JoHeaney 2 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.1km, Climb: 537m, Area: Mullacor, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Mullaco...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 6 days ago.
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a week ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

  
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

  
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Wicklow day 1
JoHeaney 23 hours ago.
walk, Len: 41.5km, Climb: 1414m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) White Hill, Rob...

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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc a week ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

  
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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh 3 days ago.
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
Onzy 3 days ago.
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TommyV a week ago.
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
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