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Brian Mix
(Aggro) - MLife

Locale: Western slope, Sierra Nevada
Help me find MY perfect tent! on 08/18/2013 09:35:01 MDT Print View

I'm looking for my dream tent and wondering if I'm missing anything. I've had a few light weight tents over the years, the current setup is a fly creek ul1 which is fine but far from perfect. I'll sell this after my dream is realized. I also have a fly creek ul3 for when company goes with me so I'm looking only for a single person tent although I want it to be spacious. The ul1 is fine in the summer but my head and feet touch the ends so I have to put Tyvek over my bag at the bottom to prevent it from wetting out in the shoulder and winter season. I live in the Sierras so I always need mosquito protection. I just sold a Hexamid because it didn't give enough space above my face and feet. I'm seriously looking at the Hexamid long- that seems perfect except for the low entry. So, anything solo, roomy and stout I should also be considering? Likely needs to be Cuben because if I'm replacing a component in my kit, I'd like to lighten up. Thanks for any ideas.

Edward Jursek

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Hexamid Twin on 08/18/2013 21:10:43 MDT Print View

I went from a Hexamid Solo tent to a Hexamid Twin tent this season because my daughter is starting to join me. I could not justify having both tents because the weight difference is so small. When I took my first solo hike with the Twin I was blown away by the extra size. It is a palace for one you might want to consider.