I'm looking for a good winter shelter for between 2-4 people, preferably 3, for use in the northeast US winter backpacking season. I'll be using it mostly in the adirondacks, white mtns of NH, and vermont. I have seen many expensive and overkill-looking mountaineering tents, and they seem waaaaay too heavy and waaaaay out of my price range. Can anyone suggest a good 2-4 person shelter that can resist or deal with wind, blowing snow, etc? Ventilation is important I hate when shelters start to drip condensation. I don't currently own a bivy sack so I'm trying to find a tent of sorts, but if you'd like to suggest a complete sleep system then I will consider adding one. The key factors for me are low cost (spent a lot on new gear already for this winter,) and low weight. (Obviously.) What are some of your favorite winter shelters?
I found a few interesting looking options, care to comment?
(this one is kind of pricey)
I don't know much about the cottage manufacturers' winter options, but I'm sure you guys do...