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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade/soft crate favorite?

I like the Kelty Sunshade - Medium best, here it is at trial in July:



Why?

-Lightweight: 10lb 4oz (4649g)
-Waterproof
-Light colored to reflect sun on hot days
-variable height and width adjustment for custom sun protection AND protection from wind/rain
-quick and easy-to-set-up-set-up, I have no problem doing it all by myself
-plenty of room for 3 large crates and all my gear
-very sturdy in high wind conditions when I've seen ez-ups end up with bent frames and ruined.

So............................what's your favorite setup for a trial?




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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favorite?

Well, I'm beginning to rethink mine. I've got an EZ Up and a knock-ff; the knock-off was bent in a storm but is still usuable. At 4 feet long when packed up, it fits better in my Element, but I have to drag extra brace poles along.

If I did more outdoor trials, I think that I'd be looking into something like your Kelty.

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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

From a UK perspective we are lucky to get sun!

Seriously, things are a bit different here, we don't setup next to the rings. Everyone keeps their dogs at the car in the parking area and we just walk over to the rings for our runs. So we tend to shade the cars either with reflective tarp or else some people will use a carnopy - http://www.agilitywarehouse.com/prod...il.cfm?id=1462

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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

Wow, those are nice.

Kelty has some 'carports' you can attach to the cars, but not as large.. (from here)







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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

I have the ez up style from Dicks Sporting Goods. Darn - can;t remember the name ))
I can do it myself if I have to and its easy to assemble and put away. Its not light but its very stable when set up and I can install either all round screens for warm days or windscreen for cooler weather or a combo of both.

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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

I have one of those EZ ups and my friend and I just use our trucks for "walls"

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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

OK, so I've about had it with my EZ-up that 'only needs one person to set up' (HA - NOT!). This weekend's trial in Bozeman saw rain, hail, snow, high wind, and almost no sun. A microburst trashed 3 EZups within seconds on Friday afternoon as folks were setting up. (Not mine, I arrived a few moments later in Noah's flood...).

MRL, I clicked that link to go to the Sierra Trading Post deal for the Kelty - but it doesn't mention any side panels or rain fly or other accessories...? which would be kind of essential (need SOMETHING to protect dog and handler when Montana wind is blowing hail sideways! YUCK.)

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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

Julie WOW,,that is really scarey,,I've seen a few of the ez ups go flying and lucky no one gets seriously hurt !!

I bought a Coleman 6 person tent at Walmart a couple years ago, and I love it,,it IS easy to set up with one person , has side panels and rain fly,,also has alot of screen when you don't want to use the rain fly cover..anchors good, and it's held up in some mighty nasty rain weather..

The only two things I don't like about it,,it has a built in floor, so it tends to get really dirty if your in that mud/rain crap, kinda hard to clean at home after you've packed it up ya know?

And it definately doesn't fit in the bag in comes in,,I bought one of those Roller luggage bags (which I love!) cheap at job lot and pack it in that..

Trialing here right now is around 90 degrees! LOL
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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

The Kelty's on sale do NOT have side panels..

But the 'new' ones do. More expensive though and I think the side panels are extra.

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Re: AGILITY Discussion Topic - Tent/sunshade favor

How many crates can you get under a Kelty Tent?

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