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Megan P
(meganpetruccelli) - F - M

Locale: San Francisco
great 2 person tent?? on 05/18/2011 10:48:16 MDT Print View

I posted yesterday but I decided to broaden the question. I'm looking for a new tent. I use my tent quite often and am looking to replace an older tent with something a little bit lighter for backpacking.

My current tent weighs in at a hefty 5.13lbs BUT is really comfortable at 57"x 88" (It's for 2 people and the occasional dog)

I spend a lot of time in my tent and I am ok with carrying extra weight for a GREAT tent. Should be a 3 season tent, I don't camp in the snow unless it starts snowing while we're out there. I camp in Colorado, California, Utah.

My priorities are:

freestanding
ability to avoid condensation/weather resistance
Likability/comfort
doors, I prefer not to have to roll over anyone to get out the door in the middle of the night.
space
durability
weight. Although a lightweight tent is a pro I'm more concerned with likability, pockets, weather resistance, durability, etc.

PREFERABLY under $400. I'm open to ANY tent!

Thanks for the advice.

Cheers,
Megan
colorado backcountyoutside of crested butte

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: great 2 person tent?? on 05/18/2011 11:03:12 MDT Print View

http://www.lightheartgear.com/LightHeart_Gear/Duo.html
http://www.lightheartgear.com/LightHeart_Gear/Duo_Specs.html
http://www.lightheartgear.com/LightHeart_Gear/Duo_Specs.html

http://www.tarptent.com/allproducts.html

Edited by annapurna on 05/18/2011 11:19:50 MDT.

Ken Bennett
(ken_bennett) - F

Locale: southeastern usa
Re: great 2 person tent?? on 05/18/2011 19:27:43 MDT Print View

After trying a number of tents over the years, we now use a tent that meets many of your criteria -- the Six Moons Designs Lunar Duo. We give up "freestanding," but get great space, low weight, excellent weather protection, two doors with large vestibules, and the most impressive interior headroom and volume. So far, although it is a single wall silnylon shelter, condensation has not been an issue. The "likeability/comfort" factor is very positive for us, and we don't miss "freestanding" at all.

Another option would be the Tarptent Scarp 2, which I believe meets all your objective criteria. (I have no idea if you would "like" it.)

kevin smith
(divr6347) - M
tent on 05/18/2011 19:40:42 MDT Print View

not ul but have a look at the black diamond mesa i had this tent and it is

a bomber choice for a dual door/vestibule 3 season tent

i just got a 2011 mountainsmith morrison and it too has double doors/vestibules

only had it out for a two nighter so far but im pretty impressed with the features and build quality of this tent mountainsmith has done a great job on the morrison in my opinion plus its a great value for the money

kevin