Hi, I've been trying to find a lightweight tent that I can use in Norwegian conditions. A lot of the tarp/tent makers seem to be from places in the US and cater to hikers who hike in milder weather than the Norwegian norm, and I really do not want to wake up in the middle of the night finding my tent dislodged from the ground due to strong mountain winds. With that said, I am by no means an "extreme hiker", I probably won't even use it if there's snow.
I've been looking at both lightweight conventional tents and ultralight varieties, but I'm not really sure what to choose:
- I'm fairly tall at 192cm
- I need something with an inner net/tent. I'm the kind of guy who never get's itchy or anything from bug bites, but a week long camping trip last week at Hardangervidda would've been pretty unbearable if we didn't have a constant fire, and an inner tent.
- I want something with a vestibule-esque feature for cooking and storing stuff.
A lot of people seem to like the DuoMid, which I must admit looks excellent. I like how it seems big enough for me to sit out a bad weather spell, has room enough for equipment storage outside and cooking. I've however read some mixed opinions on its wind resistance. I've also looked at the Helsport Ringstind light 2, which has the added benefit of fitting two people, and a construction I feel is pretty wind-resistant. It is however about 1 kg heavier than the DuoMid with an Oookwork inner, and I'm not sure how easy it'd be to pack in a pack like the ULA Catalyst (I haven't settled completely on a backpack yet, but the Catalyst is the number one contender right now).
Thanks in advance,