This is the tent you want to rent if you are facing the prospect of serious weather - howling winds and snow for example - in the winter anywhere or anytime at high elevation. It's overkill for most summer-time camping below tree line. And while somewhat counter-intuitive based on its name, don't expect a 4-season tent to be any warmer than a regular 3-season model - there's no insulation in any of our rental tents. At best, it might keep a little more wind out.
By design, 4-season tents are heavier and stronger than the normal 3-season tent variety. Most of the materials are heavier gauge and the setup uses bigger and stronger poles, and more of them. There are typically more guy-out points as well. This added protection comes at a price; these tents are typically twice as expensive to buy, which accounts for the noticeably higher rental cost.
Our 4-season tent rental choices include the "Fury", one of the expedition tents from MSR, and the Chinook, from Big Sky. Each are "two-wall" tents: the tent body, which includes some mesh material on the walls for maximum ventilation, plus a waterproof fly cover that goes over the body for protection against rain and provides more insulation. The Chinook is much lighter, but the Fury will have more wind and snow protection.
We only have a limited number of these specialty tents on hand to rent, as most folks simply don't need this extra protection when they head out on a wilderness trip. But if you want to be more secure in questionable weather, these are the way to go. Order early to better ensure availability.
We have lots of advice about the great outdoors including more information on tents and shelters for camping and backpacking such as how to choose the best tent and how to find and make a good camp site. Feel free to call us anytime at 480-348-8917 with any question about your camping and backpacking gear rental needs!
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