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Random Bits from the Outside World => General Outdoor Stuff & Camping Equipment => Topic started by: uh_clem on October 12, 2007, 12:40:30 PM

Title: What is the difference...
Post by: uh_clem on October 12, 2007, 12:40:30 PM
...between a 3-season tent and a 4-season tent?
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: jeffblaylock on October 12, 2007, 12:54:22 PM
Capability to withstand snowstorms.
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: Casa Grande on October 12, 2007, 01:18:36 PM
...between a 3-season tent and a 4-season tent?

unless you're planning an everest expedition or spending the winter in the Rockies.....don't bother
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: mountaindocdanny on October 12, 2007, 01:34:47 PM
I've had good three season tents fail with as little as 4-6 inches of wet snow. When I'm at altitude during late fall through spring I always carry my 4-season tent. In Texas, I just use a 3-season.
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: uh_clem on October 12, 2007, 03:40:13 PM
...between a 3-season tent and a 4-season tent?

unless you're planning an everest expedition or spending the winter in the Rockies.....don't bother

Does that mean a person would stay warmer in a 4-season tent?
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: STARLITDARKNESS3 on October 12, 2007, 03:51:18 PM
...between a 3-season tent and a 4-season tent?


And I was afraid you guys would answer ----  1-season
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: RichardM on October 12, 2007, 03:54:41 PM
...between a 3-season tent and a 4-season tent?
unless you're planning an everest expedition or spending the winter in the Rockies.....don't bother
Does that mean a person would stay warmer in a 4-season tent?
In theory, yes.  The 3-season tents typically have better ventilation.  Sometimes the only difference is pole sleeves versus clips.
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: uh_clem on October 12, 2007, 04:07:00 PM
...between a 3-season tent and a 4-season tent?


And I was afraid you guys would answer ----  1-season

:eusa_naughty:  That's the kind of answer I'd give.
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: Undertaker on October 12, 2007, 04:48:49 PM
You beat me to it Richard.
 :eusa_clap:
Title: Re: What is the difference...
Post by: presidio on October 13, 2007, 07:59:05 PM
...between a 3-season tent and a 4-season tent?

I just can't believe I can get this stupid answer in so late in the game....

The difference is 33.33333% more seasons.  :eusa_dance: