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Nick Beauregard
(nickbeauregard) - F
WTB: Tent on 04/25/2013 23:29:00 MDT Print View

Going to be spending most of the summer in the Alaskan backcountry, so I need to have a tent worthy of that kind of abuse! Looking for something strong enough to withstand months of rain, snow, wind, etc, but also light enough for long-distance backpacking. I'm open to any make and model, would like to stay under $250, and would prefer a tent not a tarp.

I have a SMD Skyscape Scout with porch in excellent shape (worth about $100) that I would be willing to use for a partial trade or something.


Tim Lind
Tent on 04/25/2013 23:49:45 MDT Print View

I have a Big Agnes fly creek UL 1. If interested

Derek Weeks
(Lighting12) - MLife
Tent on 04/26/2013 09:08:37 MDT Print View

I have a Mountain hardware skyeview three, which is a great tent and nice size, but weighes about 8 or 9 pounds I would let go of for about $195 plus shipping

I payed about $415

You can email for pictures

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
WTB: Tent on 04/26/2013 09:47:04 MDT Print View

PM Sent

Paul Alpert
(cannoo) - F

Locale: Midlantic
tent on 04/26/2013 11:46:06 MDT Print View

I have an REI Arete used once

Zachary SCOTT
PM on 04/26/2013 12:03:53 MDT Print View

Sent you a PM

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
WTB: Tent on 04/26/2013 14:33:12 MDT Print View

I have a Sierra Designs Hyperlight AST (in great shape) that is now used only for car camping, but even then, I haven't actually used it at all in the last few years, so I could sell it. Here's the info on trailspace:

Paul Alpert
(cannoo) - F

Locale: Midlantic
tent on 04/26/2013 14:37:26 MDT Print View

did you send me pm?

Richard Scruggs
(JRScruggs) - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: WTB: Tent on 04/26/2013 21:15:49 MDT Print View

Nick -- you might check out GoLite's Shangri-La 3 (formerly known as Hex 3).

Per the GoLite website, the total weight of the Shangri-La 3 is about 4 1/2 lbs (fly, inner nest, pole, and stakes), and that can be reduced a good bit if you're already carrying hiking sticks -- use the sticks lashed together (or just use one of them with an extender) in place of the provided pole.

Here's a link to the Shangri-La 3 page at Go-Lite's website:

Here's a review by BPL staff of the Hex 3, the former version of the Shangri-La:

Many other reviews can be found here at BPL's website -- enter "hex 3" in the search box at the upper right corner of BPL's web page (and might also try searching BPL's site for "Shangri-La 3" to locate reader reviews/discussions of that current version of the Hex 3).

Plus, there are a lot of reviews (80 or so!) to be found at the "Shangri-La 3" page of GoLite's website linked above.

As it appears from the GoLite website linked above, the Shangri-La 3 is currently on sale for $249.99 (reduced from $500), with free shipping for orders over $100.

PS - if you're going to need space for more than 2 folks, the Shangri-La 5 is another option, at $50 more (plus a bit more weight at 5 3/4 lbs).

Here's the link to the Shangri-La 5 page at GoLite (out of stock til May, tho):

Edited by JRScruggs on 04/26/2013 21:36:42 MDT.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: WTB: Tent on 04/26/2013 22:46:41 MDT Print View

I just picked up a Marmot Pulsar 1P for $219 shipped from Campsaver. Nice roomy interior. Bomber fly and floor. 3 pounds. Lifetime warranty.