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Ben Whitsett
(BenWhitsett) - F
Lightest 3 Person Tent on 04/11/2012 21:44:29 MDT Print View

I am looking to buy a 3 person tent. Surely it will utilize hiking poles as tent poles. I am always hiking with a buddy, but half the time we have a third. I've been leaning toward the TT Rainshadow2. Mainly because the bug netting around the bottom and the built in floor. It has a more traditional tent experience in a lighter weight package. However, I feel I should seek advise from y'all.

Ray Rackiewicz
(Rrackiewicz) - F
TT Rainshadow 2 on 04/11/2012 22:56:27 MDT Print View

I can't say TT Rainshadow 2 is the lightest 3-person tent but it is a palace! Great tent!

Roman Vazhnov
(joarr) - MLife

Locale: Russia
3-person tent on 04/11/2012 23:06:18 MDT Print View

And there are pyramid tents: "BearPaw Luna 4 (cuben) + BearPaw PyraNet 4 (inner, it can be done with mesh walls or solid nylon) + stakes kit + Ruta Locura (TiGoat) carbon fiber pole (with adjuster) weights in about 1230 grams (2.7 lbs). With silnylon tent it will be around 1500 grams (3.3 lbs). All weights are from their site "

Ken Bennett
(ken_bennett) - F

Locale: southeastern usa
Re: Lightest 3 Person Tent on 04/12/2012 15:57:29 MDT Print View

We had the original Rainshadow when our daughter hiked with us. Great tent, lots of room inside for three actual adult people. Good ventilation (translates to somewhat colder than a traditional tent.) Pitched very quickly and easily, though it does need a large-ish tentsite. I used to rig a small silnylon tarp over the door as an awning, so we could leave the door/beak thing retracted and get more ventilation and more storage space for gear. The only thing I didn't much like was the single door at the head end - made entry and exit somewhat challenging.

The new one has more head room and volume. Would make a nice 3-person tent.

Tom Ba
(tomba) - F
Re: Lightest 3 Person Tent on 04/12/2012 22:47:14 MDT Print View

What about TarpTent StratoSpire 2? Specs say that it can sleep 3. Has anyone had experience sleeping 3 people in it?

Edited by tomba on 04/12/2012 22:48:52 MDT.