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The Austrian Pup Tent is one of the nicest shelter half style tents we've ever stocked. The attention and consideration of every possible detail by the Austrian Army shows in the design of this tent and the components that complete it.
This thing is awesome . Was just gona throw it in my shtf pack but I might actually take it camping . Had one 2" cut in it but a little needle and thread got it fixed. For the price I may buy another
Nasty smell and urethane delaminating into sticky mess. I know it's used, but c'mon...note this in the description that you may get a sticky mess. I washed both halves and then spent hours with rubbing alcohol trying to get laminate removed. I then sprayed with silicone spray. It appears to be repellant but not waterproof. I'd save your money.
I haven't used this tent in the field yet, but from setting it up once in the yard I think the quality and construction are great. The shelter halves also come with their own pouches for easy pack-up and transport. The halves by themselves are easy to fold up and I don't have the problem I have with conventional tents where I struggle to get them back in the case, they fold up very easy and I usually have a little bit of room left in the pouch. They both together weigh about 2-4 pounds I'd say, but if you didn't want to carry all that you could use them as they were designed and bring a friend along and have him carry one.
However, mine had the problem that old tarps with the urethane waterproofing in them get where one side of the shelter halves were sticky, one of them very sticky, almost like fly paper. This is because the waterproofing is failing because of age and/or storing the tarp while it's wet or in a wet place, and considering my halves were made in the mid-late eighties I'd say it's the age. I got some Nikwax Tech Wash and washed them with that vigorously in the tub, and that took the stickiness out of one half and lowered the stickiness of the other to where it's almost negligible. I then treated the tent with Nikwax Solarproof spray just to be safe, since I probably washed out .
Though I have yet to utilize this tent in the field, there is no doubt in my mind that with the very clean and never-unraveled condition of the fabric upon inspection that this it will perform its intended function just as well when these were in production however many years ago they were in issue.
Great value for a good quality product!
Just had to order another one because they are a great deal at $24.95. The second tent I ordered was crisp and almost new with a small repair to the polyurethane coating the size of a silver dollar,Tent pegs and poles almost new too.Now For under 50 bucks I'll never need another pup Tent.Thank you Cheaper than dirt.
I like my Austrian Tent even better since it came with German Tent pegs. Maybe an Austrian and German soldier either traded pegs,did it as a joke,or just got them mixed up on maneuvers.Either way I'm very happy with this versatile and lightweight shelter.
This is a delightful tent for two. The olive drab color creates a cozy ambiance for the outdoor adventurers. It's conveniently re-stowed in two packets with slots for the strong tent pegs, included (see 2nd photo). Though no instructions are supplied it's pretty self-explanatory and actually fun to set up! The two shelter halves are buttoned together and could even serve multi-purpose uses for the creative mind :). This is also one of the easiest tents to take down when breaking camp . . . folding happily back into its compact carry pouches, no problem, flat storage with no odd shapes or stuffing madness.
This was an incredible deal for the money, this is a way better put together tent then the one our military put out.the packaging and the organization is genius. I own a lot of military surplus and have yet to find stakes this good yet, I was really surprised. The way they are packed flat is a bonus. A perfect Bugout bag setup and light enough for you to carry alone but it would be nice to have a buddy carry half:) worth it just to have an extra on hand just in case. Buy one.
Item was very quickly shipped. Slightly/barley used, almost new. Only field time it probably saw was just learning how to set it up and repack it. Mine didn't come with the tie down keeper. Wished it would have, but hey, it's mil surplus. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in investing into this tent. With each half having its own storage case, it lightens the load if two people each pack a half into the bush. It also would stowaway easy and flat into a pack , leaving room for all your other gear. The aluminum poles and stakes are very heavy duty and the weight isn't too bad either. For those who are weight conscious about their gear, you can easily leave either the poles and stakes out and find some sticks to do the job. I personally would just pack them.
Tent came with all components with each half in a separate bag. Each bag contained enough parts for each shelter half making organizing pieces easy. Easy set up and appears it will be waterproof. Tent halves appeared to be new and nice quality. Light weight overall for any outdoor activity. Enough room for two with gear. Worth the money by any standards.
I recently received my Austrian tent and quickly set it up. Each shelter half comes packed in its own little case which holds the shelter half, 5 tent pegs. 4 aluminum poles and a guide wire with a keeper. Each tent consists of two of these packs. One shelter half was dated 1986 and the other 1988 both looked to be unissued.
Set up was quick and easy, and it can easily accommodate a person up to 6'6" its a bit cozy but it will work. Would make a great little shelter for your BOB or car trunk as it takes up very little room. Im Going to toss it in my hunting rucksack for a shelter this fall.
Used, but not used hard. Quality construction but still lightweight. Takes up very little space when stowed.
Tent came in new condition. Immediately set it up in the side yard and setup was a breeze. Another good piece of kit for the BOB from Keep Shooting.
Very much an ingenious piece of essential kit. Incredibly well designed and fully realized in both its simplicity and efficiency.
Weighing in at a total of 5.2 pounds, which is half the weight of the much less waterproof USGI pup tent shelter (which is also not a complete carry system like this is) this Austrian pup tent system packs one hell of a bang for the buck.
-very good condition, will last many years to come
-completely waterproof layer lining the inside
-light weight but very thick and durable sil nylonesque material
-top quality aluminum poles and stakes (worth the asking price alone)
-clever compact carrying cases that organize contents to perfection
-extremely quick setup precisely because of the organization and buttons
Any outdoorsmen should own at least one of these kits. Which come in two halves, in two packages,which can conveniently be split up to carry between two people.
Frankly, just one of the shelter halves by itself is worth the price. Which could be used as a stand alone tarp or brought along to work in conjunction with a poncho. Getting two tarp halves, amazing quality tent poles, 10 top quality stakes/tent pegs, and a neat little carry package for both.. Well, let's just say this is an ideal example of why I love buying military surplus :)
Personally, I will be back for another serving while they are in stock. Those Austrians were some kind of clever.
Very nice tent for the money, mine was used very little like brand new,packed very small,bought for B.O.B. will buy one more for backup.
You get a lot for this price.My tent was in new condition.It came complete with two, four sections each metal pols ,10 metal pegs and cord. All of these including two tent sheets fit very nicely in two pouches.It's lightweight and takes little room in a backpack which makes it a permanent carry for bug outs, hunting , hiking trips or emergency situations when a quick shelter is needed.Buy one or more as supplies last.You will not regret it.
Very durable tent. Cant beat the price. Lighter than I thought it would be.
Received the tent today and was pleased to find that it was new or at the least hardly used. It is truly a bargain at the price offered by Keep Shooting and I will be sure to use it this winter while camping. Keep up the great job.
This backpackable tent, came to me Brand new, no joke. I was floored, i was expecting a used tent, but the one i got was brand new, never used....the tent comes in two very compact satchels that easily fit into a medium alice pack, or hell, any normal backpack for that matter. Great stuff, much lighter/more compact that USGI pup tent.
Nice quality material. High quality buttons. The pouch that each half goes in is well designed with sleeves for pole sections and metal tent pegs. Even if one person carries both halves, the weight and space taken up are negligible. I will be buying a second one now that keepshooting.com has them on stock.
My Austrian Army Pup Tent was brand new in sealed plastic bags. The tent half's are made of synthetic materials, light weight but appear to be strong. This item is the same as the US Army shelter half system but much lighter in weight. The Army Canvas shelter half's are probably stronger, but weight four times as much. This is a great deal for either a real emergency shelter or for the kids (grandkids) backyard use. I should have bought two more sets before they ran out of them.
Received this in new condition! The two shelter halves come in separate bags complete with the poles and stakes needed to assemble the tent - not a sign of use on any of the parts! I've put this in my bug-out bag - I hope I don't need it, but I'll be glad I have it if I do!
So Honestly I haven't used it yet, but it's in outstanding shape (has it even been used?), and why not have something like this -- especially at this price. The package is small, light, and who can have too much shelter? You can't lose.
Received the Austrian Army Pup Tent, both sections were in sealed plastic bags with pole and tent stakes in separate canvas bags. This tent is more like two shelter halves in that you put two together and make one tent (thus, half the tent stakes and tent poles come with each half.), the tent itself is like a rubberized nylon and very water resistant the tent poles and stakes are aluminum. After putting it together in my living room, I noticed that the halves were very light and thin (good thing). Trying to create something to carry the tent in, I found that it can be STUFFED into a small stuff sack. I use a small tarp for a earth barrier and wrapped the pole sections and stakes around the tarp with the stuff sack in the middle, works perfectly. If you want a lighter carry, cut your own poles and stakes from the existing flora and fona. You can use this tent in the back yard for the kids or in the woods for short camping trips, it won't let you down.
I just received my Austrian Army Pup Tent. It looks like it was never used. Quality construction and easy to set up. It will find a permanent home in my emergency kit.