French F1 Commando Tent initial review

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  1. Panzer

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    Nice review. I've entertained the thought of getting one of those tents. Price is reasonable, but I like a side entrance on a small tent better. You and I are about the same size.
     
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    always liked those tents.
     
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    Cool review what's the weight on that tent... you can get Tavel at Home Depot
     
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    5 lbs 12 oz. with stuff sacks, poles, and stakes. You could use trek poles in place of the standard poles and replace the included stakes with some of our lightweight aluminum ones, and leave out the stuff sacks to reduce the weight.
     
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    I've seen these tents recently on our local flea market websites.
    Like the simple design,nothing fancy,just a tent.
    How waterproof are they?
     
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    They need to have the seams sealed. Beyond that, they're good to go from what I've heard so far. @Panzer has been using his and may have more thoughts on that.

    Here are the videos he made when he used the F1 on an overnighter. If you haven't subscribed to his channel, I recommend it.



     
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