hi, this is my first post here. So, my partner and I live on the road together. We do everything from hitch-hiking to spending extended periods in the wilderness. Although most of our gear has been dumpstered from camping stores the one thing we cant manage to get is a suitable lightweight tent. We have used just a lightweight tarp and sticks but we get eaten alive by buggos.
there are 2 tents that are extremely low cost that might be worth buying but i cant find ANY reviews for them. one, is the 2 man Starlite Bivy tent, which weighs 3.4 pounds and packs really small, it also costs 20$. the other is the Texsport knollwood bivy which weighs 3 pounds and seems like a nice mummy-shape design, that one costs 30$ but is not made of very good material. has anyone used any of these tents?
Since i live out of my bag, i use a Osprey aether 60. i keep my bag light and even between the two of us i am unable to handle the Mountain Hardware tent we hve that weighs about 4 pounds, and is very large. Are there any other options for us without spending too much money?
of course if i had the money i would love to buy something like a Tarptent UItralight shelter, but they are close to 200$.