So I have about decided on a SMD solo tent of some flavor. I am 6'4" and currently about 230 so I need a pretty good sized tent. So, my three choices are:
Scout, Trekker or if I can find one a Lunar Solo....
I'm new to all these fabrics and such which the tent I currently have is a 2 man Eureka Pinnacle Pass XT. So, the Scout is certainly the least expensive made out of 190T Polyester and weighs 10 - 11 oz. more than the other 2 but is this fabric going to be more water-resistant than the Sil? Also, it is a long tent at 103" but I guess I have read that the slope on the wall that there can be some clearance issues in the foot area.
The Trekker...Same question about the size and it is 20D with a 40D floor. I have never had a Sil tent but also some folks complain about the "slipperiness" of the fabric. Also, is Sil going to be as water-resistant as the polyester of the Scout?
The Lunar Solo....This one is shorter by 13 inchese but my understanding is that the walls are more vertical so the space is more usable. I also like the extra 3 inches of headroom and it is the lightest. This is made of 30D Sil so same question about the water-resistance.
This tent is going to be purchased for an upcoming trip to Philmont Scout Ranch with my son and his scout troop. We also have some pretty substantial side-hikes where we will venture away from base camp and leave our tents behind. I would really like to take my trekking poles with me. What do you guys usually do in that case?
Thanks in Advance for any advice....