I've been in the market for a lightweight solo tent all summer and I think it's about time to make the purchase. The only problem is I can't seem to make myself pull the trigger on anything in particular.
I don't need a tent that is light as a feather, but I'd like tent that is around or under 3 lbs that can withstand harsh mountain weather (I work in the Tetons in the summer) and muggy heat (I spend time in the Everglades in the winter). I appreciate having enough room to sit up and read or write, change my clothes, etc... and a reasonably spacious vestibule is key. The biggest catch is that I can't really spend over ~$175.
I've been looking at the Six Moons Designs Skyscape Scout, which looks great, but I'm a bit skeptical of its ability to endure mountain storms. I also found the Sierra Designs Light Year 1 on sale, and it seems like it's got a good reputation for solo tents. TarpTents are also intriguing as well as some Big Agnes models. I just can't decide on anything in particular.
So I'd really appreciate some advice on the matter as I'm getting frustrated with this process. I just want a reasonably lightweight, comfortable, affordable tent that can hold its own when need be.