Thursday, June 11, 2015

Budget tent added to my inventory

Picked up a new tent recently with the intent of using it for some car camping.

It's a Coleman "Picton" (that appears to be a discontinued model) measuring 9.5 x 10.5 feet.

Easy set up, but I haven't had it out in the field yet, so no review on functionality.

What I do find remarkable is that the tent packs down to about a fourth the size of my old Camel brand 9 x 12 external frame cabin tent that I've had since the early '90s. The Coleman weighs but a fraction of the Camel, which weighs a ton.

Cost on the Picton, at a local Walmart, was just under eighty bucks,. That's about what you'd pay for a similar size and design Coleman tent on Amazon. I probably paid a similar price for the Camel, and that was 25 or so years ago.

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