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Hydraulic Rapid Self Pop Up Double Layer Camping Tent 3 4 Persons Waterproof New
Hydraulic Rapid Self Pop Up Double Layer Camping Tent 3 4 Persons Waterproof New
$52.98
Time Remaining: 15d 3h 17m
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Polyester Waterproof Camping Tent Hiking Tent Dome Dual Layer 2 3 Person MY8L
Polyester Waterproof Camping Tent Hiking Tent Dome Dual Layer 2 3 Person MY8L
$40.80
Time Remaining: 15d 11h 33m
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Waterproof Hydraulic Automatic Pop Up Camping Tent 3 4 Person Double Layer
Waterproof Hydraulic Automatic Pop Up Camping Tent 3 4 Person Double Layer
$52.99
Time Remaining: 25d 10h 25m
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Outdoor Automatic Pop Up 4 Person Camping Tent Portable Polyester Double Layer
Outdoor Automatic Pop Up 4 Person Camping Tent Portable Polyester Double Layer
$79.00
Time Remaining: 10d 19h 56m
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Family Dome Tent 2 3 Person Lightweight Camping Waterproof Double Layer Flysheet
Family Dome Tent 2 3 Person Lightweight Camping Waterproof Double Layer Flysheet
$70.00
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 38m
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Elite Waterproof Double layer Outdoor 8 Person Instant Camping Cabin Family Tent
Elite Waterproof Double layer Outdoor 8 Person Instant Camping Cabin Family Tent
$110.00
Time Remaining: 15d 18h 10m
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3 4 Person Double layer Waterproof Family Camping Hiking Instant Tent US FAST BL
3 4 Person Double layer Waterproof Family Camping Hiking Instant Tent US FAST BL
$42.46
Time Remaining: 22d 3h 55m
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2 Person Double Layers Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
2 Person Double Layers Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
$35.54
Time Remaining: 9d 1h 29m
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2 Person 3 Season Double layer Outdoor Waterproof Light Backpack Camping Tent
2 Person 3 Season Double layer Outdoor Waterproof Light Backpack Camping Tent
$28.99
Time Remaining: 2h 32m

Waterproof Camping Hiking Tent Double Layer 3 4 Person Family Automatic Instant
Waterproof Camping Hiking Tent Double Layer 3 4 Person Family Automatic Instant
$47.98
Time Remaining: 24d 1h 53m
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Foldable Couple Double 2 Person Tent Single layer Camping Outdoor
Foldable Couple Double 2 Person Tent Single layer Camping Outdoor
$26.39
Time Remaining: 9d 6h 10m
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Double layer Tree Tent Outdoor Hanging Camping Survivor Mult ifunction 2 Person
Double layer Tree Tent Outdoor Hanging Camping Survivor Mult ifunction 2 Person
$199.99
Time Remaining: 16d 7h 6m
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Outdoor Camping Hiking Double Layer Tent 4 Person 3 Season Travel Family Folding
Outdoor Camping Hiking Double Layer Tent 4 Person 3 Season Travel Family Folding
$64.95
Time Remaining: 13d 21h 46m
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Outdoor 4 Person 4Season Camping Hiking Waterproof Layer Folding Tent US MG
Outdoor 4 Person 4Season Camping Hiking Waterproof Layer Folding Tent US MG
$28.97
Time Remaining: 18d 6h 12m
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Elite Double layer Outdoor 8 Person Camping Cabin Family Tent
Elite Double layer Outdoor 8 Person Camping Cabin Family Tent
$89.99
Time Remaining: 13d 21h 33m
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Waterproof Camping Tent 3 4 Person Outdoor Hiking Double Layer Travel Storage
Waterproof Camping Tent 3 4 Person Outdoor Hiking Double Layer Travel Storage
$45.60
Time Remaining: 14h 39m
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3 4 Person Waterproof Automatic Outdoor Double Layer Instant Camping Family Tent
3 4 Person Waterproof Automatic Outdoor Double Layer Instant Camping Family Tent
$47.98
Time Remaining: 2d 23h 28m
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Outdoor 2 Person Double Layer Camping Tent Waterproof Hiking Travel Folding Tent
Outdoor 2 Person Double Layer Camping Tent Waterproof Hiking Travel Folding Tent
$30.99
Time Remaining: 7d 2h 34m
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Double layer Tree Tent Outdoor Hanging Camping 2 Adults and 2 Children
Double layer Tree Tent Outdoor Hanging Camping 2 Adults and 2 Children
$229.99
Time Remaining: 16d 7h 8m
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Double layer Tree Tent Outdoor Hanging Camping Survivor Mult ifunction 1 Person
Double layer Tree Tent Outdoor Hanging Camping Survivor Mult ifunction 1 Person
$175.99
Time Remaining: 16d 6h 56m
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3 4 Persons Portable Waterproof Camping Tent Folding Double Layer Family Hiking
3 4 Persons Portable Waterproof Camping Tent Folding Double Layer Family Hiking
$50.32
Time Remaining: 18d 1h 16m
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Waterproof Double layer Automatic Instant Camping Pop Up Large Umbrella Tent
Waterproof Double layer Automatic Instant Camping Pop Up Large Umbrella Tent
$44.99
Time Remaining: 5d 13h 19m
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3 Person Camping Tent Dome Dual Layer Polyester Tent 2 Fiberglass Poles GS8D
3 Person Camping Tent Dome Dual Layer Polyester Tent 2 Fiberglass Poles GS8D
$40.45
Time Remaining: 15d 11h 36m
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3 4 Person Waterproof Camping Tent Double layer Family Hiking Automatic Instant
3 4 Person Waterproof Camping Tent Double layer Family Hiking Automatic Instant
$41.97
Time Remaining: 16d 5h 57m
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4 Person Double Layer Green Waterproof Camping Hiking Hunting Pop Up Tent Cover
4 Person Double Layer Green Waterproof Camping Hiking Hunting Pop Up Tent Cover
$74.89
Time Remaining: 14d 21h 28m
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Waterproof 2 3 Person Camping Tent Tunnel Outdoor Hiking Double Layer Backpack
Waterproof 2 3 Person Camping Tent Tunnel Outdoor Hiking Double Layer Backpack
$44.99
Time Remaining: 15d 2h 4m
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12 person military army tent camping hunting double layer waterproof 16x16
12 person military army tent camping hunting double layer waterproof 16x16
$1,499.99
Time Remaining: 11d 18h 43m
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8 10 People Waterproof Portable Travel Camping Hiking Double Layer Outdoor Tent
8 10 People Waterproof Portable Travel Camping Hiking Double Layer Outdoor Tent
$199.99
Time Remaining: 22d 10h 12m
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Camping Tent Lightweight with Carry Bag 1 2 Person Double Layer Hiking Blue New
Camping Tent Lightweight with Carry Bag 1 2 Person Double Layer Hiking Blue New
$80.50
Time Remaining: 21d 1h 2m
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3 4 Person Waterproof Camping Tent Hydraulic Instant Auto Pop Up Double Layer
3 4 Person Waterproof Camping Tent Hydraulic Instant Auto Pop Up Double Layer
$48.99
Time Remaining: 13d 1h 3m
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Waterproof Hydraulic Rapid Self Pop Up Double Layer Camping Tent 3 4 Person Blue
Waterproof Hydraulic Rapid Self Pop Up Double Layer Camping Tent 3 4 Person Blue
$52.96
Time Remaining: 4d 15h 16m
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Outsunny 3 4 Person Camping Instant Tent 2 Layer Pop Up Hike Waterproof Shelter
Outsunny 3 4 Person Camping Instant Tent 2 Layer Pop Up Hike Waterproof Shelter
$39.99
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 48m
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2 3 Person Double Layer Waterproof 4 Season Camping Hiking Tent Aluminum Blue
2 3 Person Double Layer Waterproof 4 Season Camping Hiking Tent Aluminum Blue
$85.89
Time Remaining: 16d 22h 13m
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Waterproof 3 Person Camping Backpacking Tent Double layer Family Hike Automatic
Waterproof 3 Person Camping Backpacking Tent Double layer Family Hike Automatic
$44.10
Time Remaining: 26d 3h 38m
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3 4 Person Double Layer Waterproof 4 Season Family Camping Hiking Tent Aluminum
3 4 Person Double Layer Waterproof 4 Season Family Camping Hiking Tent Aluminum
$45.98
Time Remaining: 18d 1h 7m
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3 4 Person Double Layer Outdoor Camping Tent Hiking Travelling Exlporing Hunting
3 4 Person Double Layer Outdoor Camping Tent Hiking Travelling Exlporing Hunting
$63.34
Time Remaining: 10d 12h 32m
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MoKo Waterproof Camping Tent Double Layer 3 Person Dome Tent for Outdoor Hiking
MoKo Waterproof Camping Tent Double Layer 3 Person Dome Tent for Outdoor Hiking
$63.99
Time Remaining: 19d 10h 58m
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New 3 4 Person Double Layer Family Camping Hiking Instant Tent Auto water resist
New 3 4 Person Double Layer Family Camping Hiking Instant Tent Auto water resist
$39.99
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 24m
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Vinqliq 2 3 Person Double Layer Water Wind Proof Camping Tent 3 Season Aluminum
Vinqliq 2 3 Person Double Layer Water Wind Proof Camping Tent 3 Season Aluminum
$99.99
Time Remaining: 26d 19h 35m
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New Polyester Summer Tent 2 3Person Camping Tent Dual Layer UV Protection CLSV
New Polyester Summer Tent 2 3Person Camping Tent Dual Layer UV Protection CLSV
$41.87
Time Remaining: 15d 11h 40m
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Camping Tent Horizon Outdoor 2 Person Double Layer Waterproof Instant Hiking Cam
Camping Tent Horizon Outdoor 2 Person Double Layer Waterproof Instant Hiking Cam
$66.37
Time Remaining: 19d 6h 57m
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5 8 Person Family Instant Tent Double Layer Hiking Camping Outdoor Waterproof US
5 8 Person Family Instant Tent Double Layer Hiking Camping Outdoor Waterproof US
$37.99
Time Remaining: 11d 2h 2m
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4 Season Family Instant Tent 3 4 Person Waterproof Double Layer Hiking Camping
4 Season Family Instant Tent 3 4 Person Waterproof Double Layer Hiking Camping
$26.99
Time Remaining: 17d 4h 26m
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Double layer professional Outdoor Camping Tent 2 persons 4 Season 2 pole
Double layer professional Outdoor Camping Tent 2 persons 4 Season 2 pole
$48.19
Time Remaining: 16d 13h 57m
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2 Person Double Layer Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
2 Person Double Layer Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
$38.39
Time Remaining: 9d 1h 18m
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New outdoor sports camping single layer fiberglass pole polyester portable tents
New outdoor sports camping single layer fiberglass pole polyester portable tents
$51.99
Time Remaining: 22d 18h 58m
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Double Layer Pop Up Camping Camp Tent 3 4 Person Outdoor Waterproof Shelter
Double Layer Pop Up Camping Camp Tent 3 4 Person Outdoor Waterproof Shelter
$61.77
Time Remaining: 10d 2h 7m
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GD Waterproof 2Layer Outdoor Instant Camping Family Tent 2 4Person Green US SHIP
GD Waterproof 2Layer Outdoor Instant Camping Family Tent 2 4Person Green US SHIP
$44.99
Time Remaining: 3h 55m
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Waterproof 4 6 Person Camping Tent Family Outdoor Hiking Double Layer Backpack
Waterproof 4 6 Person Camping Tent Family Outdoor Hiking Double Layer Backpack
$47.99
Time Remaining: 15d 2h 3m
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2 Person 4 Season layer Outdoor Waterproof Light Backpack Camping Tent with bag
2 Person 4 Season layer Outdoor Waterproof Light Backpack Camping Tent with bag
$27.42
Time Remaining: 3d 6h 20m
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Outdoor 2 Person 4Season Camping Hiking Waterproof Layer Folding Tent Pop Up US
Outdoor 2 Person 4Season Camping Hiking Waterproof Layer Folding Tent Pop Up US
$26.95
Time Remaining: 13d 2h 44m
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New Portable Camo One Person Single Layer Camping Biking Light Travel Tent
New Portable Camo One Person Single Layer Camping Biking Light Travel Tent
$36.99
Time Remaining: 14d 17h 54m
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Double Layers 3 4 Person Quick Pop Up Tent Camping HikingLB6Y01
Double Layers 3 4 Person Quick Pop Up Tent Camping HikingLB6Y01
$45.88
Time Remaining: 5d 8h 48m
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2 Person 4 Season Double layer Outdoor Waterproof Light Backpack Camping Tent
2 Person 4 Season Double layer Outdoor Waterproof Light Backpack Camping Tent
$35.99
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 53m
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CLEARANCE SALE 2 Person Double Layers Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
CLEARANCE SALE 2 Person Double Layers Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
$20.00
Time Remaining: 11d 4h 48m
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Family Camping Automatic Outdoor Double Layer Waterproof 10 Person Tent ZP023
Family Camping Automatic Outdoor Double Layer Waterproof 10 Person Tent ZP023
$449.00
Time Remaining: 3d 16h 18m
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2 Person Camping Tent Pop Up Double Layer Dome Hiking EZ Set Up backpack Hiking
2 Person Camping Tent Pop Up Double Layer Dome Hiking EZ Set Up backpack Hiking
$27.99
Time Remaining: 7d 2h 52m
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Double Layer Instant Auto Pop Up Large Camping Tent Outdoor 3 4 Persons Shelter
Double Layer Instant Auto Pop Up Large Camping Tent Outdoor 3 4 Persons Shelter
$52.99
Time Remaining: 18d 2h 28m
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TMS Waterproof Automatic Outdoor 2 Person Double Layer Instant Camping Family
TMS Waterproof Automatic Outdoor 2 Person Double Layer Instant Camping Family
$138.10
Time Remaining: 23d 8h
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Gazelle Outdoor 2 Person Double Layer Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent
Gazelle Outdoor 2 Person Double Layer Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent
$35.95
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 45m
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Waterproof 3 4 Person Family Camping Tent Green Double layer Hiking Tent 4Season
Waterproof 3 4 Person Family Camping Tent Green Double layer Hiking Tent 4Season
$48.99
Time Remaining: 8d 12h 26m
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3 4 Person Blue Double layer Waterproof Family Camping Hiking Auto Instant Tent
3 4 Person Blue Double layer Waterproof Family Camping Hiking Auto Instant Tent
$49.99
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 24m
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Double Layer Rainproof Automatic Tent Outdoors Instant Camping Tent 2 4Person US
Double Layer Rainproof Automatic Tent Outdoors Instant Camping Tent 2 4Person US
$35.95
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 7m
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Waterproof Camping Pop Up Tent 3 4 Person Double Layer Family Outdoor Shelter
Waterproof Camping Pop Up Tent 3 4 Person Double Layer Family Outdoor Shelter
$47.24
Time Remaining: 15d 4h 9m
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Camping Outdoor 3 4 Person Double Layer Waterproof Camping Aluminum Pole Tent
Camping Outdoor 3 4 Person Double Layer Waterproof Camping Aluminum Pole Tent
$45.99
Time Remaining: 19d 2h 16m
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Outdoor 4 Person Hiking Camping Tent Double layer Waterproof LightweightTop USA
Outdoor 4 Person Hiking Camping Tent Double layer Waterproof LightweightTop USA
$23.73
Time Remaining: 20d 10h 58m
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Techcell 3 4 Persons Double layer Waterproof Camping Tent Backpacking Hiking New
Techcell 3 4 Persons Double layer Waterproof Camping Tent Backpacking Hiking New
$63.00
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 7m
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Green Automatic Outdoor 2 3 4 Persons Double layer Instant Hiking Camping Tent
Green Automatic Outdoor 2 3 4 Persons Double layer Instant Hiking Camping Tent
$49.68
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3 4 Persons Family Outdoor Camping Tent Automatic Pop Up Double Layer Waterproof
3 4 Persons Family Outdoor Camping Tent Automatic Pop Up Double Layer Waterproof
$59.84
Time Remaining: 10d 20h 24m
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Random Color Mix Single Layer 1 Person Instant Polyester Camping Tent Outdoor
Random Color Mix Single Layer 1 Person Instant Polyester Camping Tent Outdoor
$30.60
Time Remaining: 23d 4h 36m
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Folding 2 Person Double Layer Outdoor Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpack Tent
Folding 2 Person Double Layer Outdoor Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpack Tent
$30.98
Time Remaining: 12d 3h 23m
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3 Person Waterproof Automatic Outdoor Double layer Instant Camping Family Tent
3 Person Waterproof Automatic Outdoor Double layer Instant Camping Family Tent
$45.99
Time Remaining: 4d 7h 1m
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Camping 3 4 Person Waterproof Double Layer Automatic Instant Tent Lake Blue
Camping 3 4 Person Waterproof Double Layer Automatic Instant Tent Lake Blue
$71.44
Time Remaining: 24d 8h 46m
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Double Layer Waterproof Automatic Tent Outdoors Instant Camping for 3 FPAW
Double Layer Waterproof Automatic Tent Outdoors Instant Camping for 3 FPAW
$43.10
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Ancheer 3 Person Camping Hiking Tent Contrast Color Dome Tent Dual Layer with
Ancheer 3 Person Camping Hiking Tent Contrast Color Dome Tent Dual Layer with
$63.18
Time Remaining: 9d 21h 16m
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Waterproof Pop Up Camping Tent Instant 3 4 Person Double Layer Hiking Shelter
Waterproof Pop Up Camping Tent Instant 3 4 Person Double Layer Hiking Shelter
$47.99
Time Remaining: 15d 4h 9m
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Waterproof 2 3 Person Camping Tent Traveling Outdoor Hiking Double Layer w Bag
Waterproof 2 3 Person Camping Tent Traveling Outdoor Hiking Double Layer w Bag
$24.99
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2 Person Double Layers Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
2 Person Double Layers Waterproof Camping Hiking Backpacking Tent w Rainfly
$35.54
Time Remaining: 9d 1h 36m
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2 Person 3 Season Double layer Outdoor Waterproof Camping Beach Backpacking Tent
2 Person 3 Season Double layer Outdoor Waterproof Camping Beach Backpacking Tent
$35.99
Time Remaining: 27d 2h 23m
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ShinyFunny 3 4 Person Double Layer Camping Tent with Carry Bag for Backpacking
ShinyFunny 3 4 Person Double Layer Camping Tent with Carry Bag for Backpacking
$53.27
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Layer Polyester Camping

Sleeping Bag Advice - Which Sleeping Bag Should I Buy?

SLEEPING BAGS

About Sleeping Bags

Being comfortable and warm at night is crucial for enjoyment of the outdoors, so a good sleeping bag is a vital piece of camping equipment. It's hard to appreciate a beautiful dawn when you've spent most of the night shivering in an inadequate bag. So here's some advice on helping to choose a sleeping bag.

First and foremost, a sleeping bag must keep you warm. The sleeping bag filling is of importance here, but so is design. The closer fitting a sleeping bag, the warmer it will be so the best shape is a tapered one (or mummy style sleeping bag). An adjustable sleeping bag hood is needed too, as much heat is lost through the head. However, for comfort, you also need a sleeping bag you can stretch out and curl up in rather than one that feels like a strait-jacket. The big decision to be reached is about the filling. There are three choices: waterfowl down, polyester fill and fibre-pile. Each has advantages and disadvantages.

Down Sleeping Bags Vs Synthetic Sleeping Bags

Down sleeping bags have the best warmth for weight ratio, packs up smallest and is long lasting, but loses all warmth when soaked, is slow to dry, hard to clean and is quite expensive. Polyester sleeping bags using materials such as Hollowfil, Quallofil and Polarguard are quick drying, resistant to damp and reasonably priced but bulkier and heavier than down for equivalent warmth and are shorter lived. Fibre-pile is warm when wet, quick drying, long lasting and inexpensive, but again bulkier and heavier than down for equivalent warmth.

Where weight is critical, down is the best choice, For shorter trips or car camping, polyester is suitable, whilst for bivouacing or snowholing where your bag is likely to get damp, pile is worth considering. Whatever the fill, sleeping bags come in various weights with season or temperature ratings. Be warned, these are guidelines only. Cold sleepers may need an extra 'season' to ensure a warm night, whilst warm ones may be able to get away with a lighter bag than that suggested for the time of year. You can of course 'stretch' the warmth of a bag by wearing clothes in it, using a sleeping bag liner, and all sleeping bags will perform better if used with an insulating mat underneath. Sleeping bags are manufactured by most of the top outdoor manufacturers including: Snugpak, Cumulus Sleeping Bags, Mountain Equipment, RAB and The North Face.

Sleeping Bag Season Rating

This tells you, roughly, at what time of the year the sleeping bag can be used comfortably. However, the season rating cannot be too specific as toleration of cold varies from person to person.

1 season sleeping bag - use in summer

2 season sleeping bag - use from late spring to early autumn

3 season sleeping bag - use through spring, summer and autumn

4 season sleeping bag - low level use all year round

The above refers to general use, not high level mountain use, i.e. 4 season sleeping bags are sometimes not suitable for winter expeditions. Please call 01925 411 385 to speak with a member of the CheapTents.com's expert team for more information on which sleeping bag is most suited for your needs if you have any doubt.

Sleeping Bag Materials

The Filling: Its purpose is to trap air and prevent its circulation. The air is heated by your body and because it is retained around you, provides the warmth necessary to keep you comfortable whilst you sleep.

Down Sleeping Bags: Nature's own is still the best sleeping bag insulating material. It is lightweight with excellent loft (fluffs up well to trap air) and is extremely compressible to give a small pack size. Down has excellent "drape" properties, settling around the body and eliminating the drafty gaps sometimes left by stiffer synthetics. However, down is a poor performer when wet, unlike some polyester fibres which resist moisture well. Down sleeping bags also tend to be more expensive.

Synthetic Sleeping Bags: Heavier, bulkier and with a much shorter life-span than down, yet cheaper, easier to clean and the best choice for wet conditions where it still offers reasonable insulation. Synthetic fillings are made up of polyester fibres of various construction. The most common is 'hollowfibre' where short tubular fibres have a hollow centre for trapping air, giving good insulating properties and reducing weight.

'Kontrol', from the UK manufacturer John Cotton is a latest innovation giving small pack size but high loft capabilities for sleeping bags. NB: The weight of filling in a sleeping bag is not an accurate indicator of its thermal performance as the quality of fillings vary. A high-quality sleeping bag filling may cost a bit more but gives a better warmth to weight ratio.

Shell Fabrics: These hold the sleeping bags filling in place. A close weave on the outer helps repel water/wind penetration as well as keeping the filling in. Probably the most common fabric used today is a lightweight nylon which also offers low bulk. In some instances this will be Ripstop on the outer. This means it incorporates a reinforced, fiber mesh to prevent tearing and, because of the increased strength gained, an even lighter material can be used. Some nylon sleeping bag shells are coated to make them more water resistant, yet still allow the body to 'breath'. 'Pertex' fabric also does this. In addition it wicks moisture away from the body to keep you dry.

Occasionally cotton is used as a lining, as this is very comfortable to sleep in but the penalty is extra bulk and weight and it is slower to dry. In some bags, a metalised layer is incorporated between the filling and shell to reflect back body heat. This can improve the performance of a bag by up to 15%.

Sleeping Bag Construction

There are various methods of keeping the filling in place.

Stitched Through Sleeping Bags: Quilting holds the filling in channels or baffles. However, you get cold spots along the stitch lines so this method is unsuitable for cold weather bags.

Double Layer Offset: As above but using 2 layers. Offsetting the quilting helps eliminate the problem of cold spots in your sleeping bag.

Profile: A 'no stitch through' construction which produces 30% extra loft. Special resins enable the insulating fibres to support themselves inside the sleeping bag, without the need for any quilting. This means no stitch lines, and hence, no cold spots.

Sleeping Bag Features

Sleeping Bag Zips: Allow for easy access and, as all our zips are of the '2-way' type, there is an option to open the foot of the bag for ventilation on warm nights giving more flexibility to the upper temperature rating. As a zip creates a cold spot, all of them have a zip baffle - a tube of insulation that backs the zip and ensures you stay warm inside. All of our zipped bags are available with either left or right hand zips. If you wish to zip 2 bags together, get one of each. Otherwise, we recommend a left hand zip for right hand users and a right hand zip for left hand users. Our zips have an anti-snagging feature to prevent them 'catching' either the baffle or the bag edges.

Sleeping Bag Hoods: All our sleeping bags have tailored hoods adjusted by drawcord.

Neck Baffles: This insulated collar is to be found on most of our sleeping bags. A drawcord brings this snugly around you ensuring no cold drafts down the back of the neck.

Box Foot: Here, the foot section is created by a circular piece of insulated fabric, creating a 'mummy' shape which gives plenty of room for the feet.

Sleeping Bag Stuff Sacks: Most sleeping bags come with a stuff sac for easy transport. Most incorporate compression straps to reduce pack size.

IMPORTANT: Storage

When not in use, your sleeping bag should be stored loose. Continual compression is bad for the filling and will reduce the life of your sleeping bag. Cumulus down sleeping bags are sold with a storage sack as well as a compression sack.

About the Author

CheapTents.com - Camping Equipment Shop
Ben McKay, CheapTents.com Marketing Dept.
Tel: (UK) 01925 411 385, Email: tents@cheaptents.com

Online Camping Equipment Shop, selling tents, rucksacks, outdoor clothing, sleeping bags, walking boots, climbing equipment, and providing advice to outdoor sports and camping enthusiasts for almost 20 years.



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