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Daniel Gropp
(dgropp) - F
Light and compact tent on 07/13/2010 17:07:49 MDT Print View

Last year I bought the lightest yet spacious tent for 2 people I could find for my trip to the himalayas - the Big Agnes's Copper Spur UL2.
It weighs 1.7 kg and is very comfortable and has been used up to 5000m in quite a harsh enviroment.
The only problem I have with the tent is that it takes lots of space when folded since the poles are extremely long.
I wanted to replace my tent for a much smaller tent when packed. I don't mind if it's a bit heavier than mine. I checked out Nemo's tents and they seem to pack quite small, but I couldn't find info about their "andi" tent which seemed to be the best for me.
Do any of you have advice for a nice and very compact, light (1.8-2.2 kg) and quite spacious (at least 100cm width) tent??

Thanks a lot, Daniel

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Light and compact tent on 07/13/2010 18:56:39 MDT Print View

(ofelas) - F

Locale: On the Edge
high end alternative on 07/13/2010 19:04:34 MDT Print View

Bibler Eldorado.

/A .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: high end alternative on 07/13/2010 20:46:21 MDT Print View

Daniel, for packing up small, single skin tents are tough to beat. Perhaps check out Tarptent's Double Rainbow or Black Diamond's HiLight. I have the latter and it makes for a nice piece of alpine kit with excellent breathability thus far. The tent poles sections are rather short as well.

Anthony Green
(antgreen) - F

Locale: Reading - UK
Contrail on 07/14/2010 02:23:17 MDT Print View

The girlfriend and I use a Tarpent Contrail. It fits two 3/4 length pads side by side without either of us touching the walls in the night, space in the vestibule for boots and kitchen, space at the foot for backpack. It weights 825g including seam sealant, guys, pegs and stuff sack, and packs down very small indeed.

The minimum measurements are 42" wide at the door, 84" long and 45" high - and this is how we use it, although you can extend the width and length if needed.

Dan Durston
(dandydan) - F

Packing Tent on 07/14/2010 13:28:26 MDT Print View

You could order some new poles for your Copper Spur that fold up into a shorter package. QuestOutfitters and Fibraplex are two places where you can put together a custom poles kit and design it to be pretty much whatever length you want when folded up.

Richard Lyon
(richardglyon) - MLife

Locale: Bridger Mountains
A second high end alternative on 07/14/2010 14:09:20 MDT Print View

Stephenson's Warmlite 2R, or 2C if you can take the shorter length. Not perfect but quite roomy. A hybrid single-wall/double-wall that's not freestanding.