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I have the Goondie 2 -30 - One Planet. Very happy with this. Never had a leak and does not require a tub. Also had it in very windy conditions without a problem.
I like 2 man tents just for my use. I get to store stuff inside if I need too, AND I am on the hefty side! Weighs about 2kg which is heavy compared to some here but seems well made.
The only real problem I had with this goondie is that the fly is bright orange. Other versions like the 1-30 have a different coloured fly I believe.
I have had it in some pretty high winds and it has worked a treat for me. Really happy with this purchase. Well made tent.
Yeah the 30D are orange and the 15D are green which I think looks a lot nicer...
Good review here of OP Goondie...
http://bushwalkinglight.blogspot.com.au ... -term.html
I've had a bright red Hilleberg Soulo one man tent for a couple of years now.
It has served me very well. Quick and easy to pitch and has been excellent in some very heavy coastal blows, occasional heavy downpour and a sub-zero alpine night. The only minor criticism is that it can get hot inside in warm and humid weather.
I just bought but haven't yet tried an accessory mesh inner. Should provide better ventilation in summer.
At the time of ordering I also inquired as to the availability of a replacement outer. The current red one is still in excellent condition but I was concerned about UV degradation. Turned out they had a couple of spare Green Soulo outers and I ordered one too.
I now have options for summer and winter (green and red, warm or ventilated, lairy or stealthy) and in effect two complete tents that share the same poles.
Champing at the bit for the next tour (as I said in another post).
Unless you fit a complete mesh inner.
When I say it's hot, that is compared to my previous tent which had two doors and flow through ventilation.
A conventional Soulo with a solid inner still has a mesh door which can be kept open and the outer door can be left open too. It's not unbearably hot, just not as cool as a tent with double entry.
I have been very happy with One Planet gear in the past.
One of the best tent I ever owned was a OP Caddis. Not light, but absolutely bombproof, part of their industrial range. I still use it from time to time. Shaped very much like the Macpac Olympus (which I also owned, way back). The Caddis is over ten years old, been pitched for weeks at a time in full summer sun, hammered in all weather conditions and is still going strong.
Also own a synthetic OP sleeping bag. Still does the job in milder conditions and is nearly as old as the tent. Probably had hundreds of nights use, washed a heap of times and is as good as the day I bought it.
Excellent quality gear.
This looks like one heck of a good tent!! Relatively inexpensive and with lots of floor space. I wonder how robust it is in terms of longevity. Unfortunately I am NOT going to buy another tent to find out anything about longevity! On my next trip (Perth and east) I will bring my Hilleberg Nallo GT simply because of the lack of trees in places to use the Hennessy ..
OTOH, my travelling companion will bring my Hennessy Hammock (when we meet up in Adelaide??) that I used along the Savannah Way (2006) and on my trip Adelaide - Sydney via Broken Hill, Pooncairie and Wentworth (2012), just in case I have the time and opportunity to get going from Cairns to Cape York. Common sense tells me there are plenty of trees up N for the hammock Funny how Australian shelter "opportunities" change.
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