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Newbie looking for a tent
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Mark Ryan

Locale: Somewhere. Probably lost.
Newbie looking for a tent on 05/24/2012 07:33:07 MDT Print View


Friend of mine only goes packing with me once a year. That's all.

He uses most of my gear, but since I have only one tent know (closet cleanout) he needs to get his own. Any lightweight inexpensive 1 man tents that can be obtained from a REi/Campmor/EMS??


Dan Cherry
(risingsun) - F

Locale: Northern Arizona
Suggestions on 05/24/2012 07:52:43 MDT Print View

Here's a good quality REI Outlet option here. For a once a year use, this is a good price for a tent backed by a great REI guarantee. A little heavy for a single person, but still under 3lbs. Why not?

Edit for another: Tarptent Rainbow is up for sale over on Whiteblaze gear swap if you hurry.

Edited by risingsun on 05/24/2012 07:58:31 MDT.

Marc Shea
(FlytePacker) - F

Locale: Cascades
Re: Suggestions on 05/24/2012 09:02:16 MDT Print View

Here is one...not super light (under 4lbs), but it has decent floor space, and for under $100.00 (after coupon) it seems like a great value.

Herbert Sitz

Locale: Pacific NW
SMD Skyscape Scout on 05/24/2012 09:07:33 MDT Print View

It's not at REI/Campmor/EMS but it's relatively light and cheap:

SMD Skyscape Scout, $125, 34 oz (assumes use of your own two trekking poles)
Six Moon Designs Tents

Edited by hes on 05/24/2012 09:14:45 MDT.

Charles P
(mediauras) - F

Locale: Terra
geartrade on 05/24/2012 10:33:32 MDT Print View

A little heavy, but once a year who cares (and if its good weather camping leave fly at home). Less than a 100 bucks.

Mark Ryan

Locale: Somewhere. Probably lost.
REI brands. on 05/25/2012 04:52:13 MDT Print View

Thanks, didn't think of the REi brand tents.

I was going to say the backcountry 1 by eureka but maybe not..

Any others?

Dan Cherry
(risingsun) - F

Locale: Northern Arizona
Gear Swap on 05/25/2012 06:46:02 MDT Print View

Watch for a couple weeks on gear swap here on BPL and you are going to see a lot of used solo tent option at discount. Really, it's a great way to go if it is not going to be heavily used.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: REI on 05/25/2012 07:12:02 MDT Print View

They rent as well.