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TheGlitchyOne
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Mar 12, 2020
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280 for a tent? Come on drop, you can easily do better than this. Way overpriced when there are windbreaker ones for about $100 less...
Mar 12, 2020
dsowden13
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Mar 12, 2020
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Glitchy, I'd advise you to dig further and understand more about this tent. It's definitely a great/fair price!
Mar 12, 2020
dandurston
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Dan Durston
Mar 12, 2020
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I'm not sure what a "windbreaker" tent is (Does it serve double duty as a windshirt?) but the X-Mid is a high end tent built at the same factory as many premium competitors who sell tents in the $400 - $500 range. For example, the X-Mid uses premium YKK AquaGuard zippers which are rare even on $450 tents. Throughout it is using premium materials (custom coated high performance Sil/PEU poly), custom cutting edge fabrics, and hardware (e.g. ITW buckles). As a comparison, the MSR Hubba Hubba is another 2P tent built at the same factory. It lists for $450 vs $280, so the MSR is 60% more expensive while still using basic YKK zippers versus the YKK AquaGuard ones here, plus quite likely lower cost fabrics etc. The X-Mid 2P is a strong value for what you are getting because a lot more of the money goes into actually producing the product, rather than middle men and markup. MSR likely sells the Hubba Hubba to dealers for about $250 and then it gets marked up to $450 to the customer, whereas here Drop can offer you a much lower price by selling direct to the customer. It's a strong value for what you're getting.
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Mar 12, 2020
f4ucorsair
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Mar 13, 2020
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Sounds like the tent isn't for you, which is totally fair. It's not for everyone. But the price is an absolute steal.
Mar 13, 2020
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