For those of you on a budget, I wanted to share my ultra-cheap, lightweight tent. It is an Ozark Trails Junior Scout Dome tent. It's 6' x 5' and weighs a total of 43 oz (30.848 oz for the body + fly, 12.176 oz for the poles). It's a free-standing tent, so I don't bother with stakes - I just put some rocks in the corners to keep it from flying away. I purchased it on e-bay for $1.60 + plus shipping. Here are some pics:
They used to sell new for $20 at Wal-Mart, but they stopped making them. Anyway, I wanted a free-standing tent because I can't always find non-rocky ground to use stakes with nor can I always find trees to guy-out a tent. And I want a tent over a tarp because I usually take my 50-lb dog with me who I like to keep inside with me. I'm only 5'7'', but I have plenty of room if I sleep diagonally. My dog can sleep on one side and I can store my gear on the other. It handles wind and rain pretty well, but sometimes drops get in underneath the small rain fly. One downside: no gear vestibule.
Are there any other cheap, light-weight, free-standing tents out there (or almost free-standing like the TarpTent Moment)?