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younghunter21
05-25-2012, 01:47 PM
I am looking for a reasonably light tent that I can pack in with me. I am looking for a couple of the following things in it.

atleast 2 vents
a reasonable vestibule
under 4 lbs.
has a rain fly
one man tent

Drhorsepower
05-25-2012, 01:55 PM
Your opportunities are endless.

Big Agnes ul1 ul2 fly creek
Tarptent
Paratarp
Golite shangr la 1,2,3
Nemo has a few stellar tents as well.
Search rei and filter your parameters

Also do some searches on here, you should turn up quite a bit of info


I personally am going with golite sl3 upon recomendations from fellow forum members and stellar reviews.

Ikeepitcold
05-25-2012, 02:19 PM
I've hears alot about the Big Agnes. All good

Bitterroot Bulls
05-25-2012, 02:24 PM
The GoLite pyramid Shelters have LOTS of room for the weight. They are even better when you go floorless.

twp1224
05-25-2012, 02:39 PM
If your looking for a Big Agnes tent check out this website http://www.wearbap.com/home.php.

twp1224
05-25-2012, 02:43 PM
Looks like the Big Agnes deals have a broken link. They have Demo tents, bags, etc. at good prices. You may want to call them. If you purchase a new tent, get ahold of Steve at http://www.sandsarchery.com. He's a great guy to work with.


If your looking for a Big Agnes tent check out this website http://www.wearbap.com/home.php.

Drhorsepower
05-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Rei has the fly creek ul1 and 2 on sale this weekend.

bluedunn0
05-25-2012, 05:17 PM
Tarptent contrail

younghunter21
05-25-2012, 06:24 PM
I looked at all of those tents but i'm looking for something under $150?

Bitterroot Bulls
05-25-2012, 06:31 PM
I looked at all of those tents but i'm looking for something under $150?

That's OK, you just end up haulin' a little extra weight.

Watch Steepandcheap.com for a couple days and a good deal on an ALPS tent will come out.

Jon Boy
05-25-2012, 07:21 PM
I was in the same predicament as you; wanted a sub 4 pound 3 season tent for under $150. Went to my local base camp and they had just gotten in a Terra Nova Wild Country Zephorous 2. It weighs 3.5 lbs and is essentially a huge bivvy with a vestibule that surrounds the entire tent. Its really durable as well and I only payed $140 for it. I believe terra nova is a european company thats why you dont see them too much over here and are hard to find. Heres a place I found that sells them in the US http://www.altrec.com/terra-nova-equipment/zephyros-2-tent
Heres a forum that has a bunch of pics and reviews http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/forummessages.asp?v=1&urn=5&utn=46381&umn=
Its not the easiest to set up but you cant get much better or lighter for $140. If some one knows of a better option for the same price let me know, I still have over a month to return this one.

mthuntress
05-26-2012, 01:21 AM
The Hubba by MSR

Maineboy
05-26-2012, 04:05 PM
take a look at the Hennessy hammock 160 bucks, 3 pounds and never sleep on a rock again. its quick set up and take down also.

Drhorsepower
05-26-2012, 06:06 PM
That's OK, you just end up haulin' a little extra weight.

Watch Steepandcheap.com for a couple days and a good deal on an ALPS tent will come out.

They have been running the crap out of the alps tents on there, there is also a marmot tent on sale this weekend that I believe is in your budget

Drhorsepower
05-26-2012, 06:06 PM
That's OK, you just end up haulin' a little extra weight.

Watch Steepandcheap.com for a couple days and a good deal on an ALPS tent will come out.

They have been running the crap out of the alps tents on there, there is also a marmot tent on sale this weekend that I believe is in your budget at rei.

jjenness
05-29-2012, 10:12 AM
I just picked up the Eureka Solitare. I was in the same dillema as you, and decided to go with this tent after reading literally hundreds of reviews on it. I think that for the price ($65), 3 season, and under 3lbs it was hard not to buy it. I think that it will serve its purpose well during archery season.

Rock 2.0
06-01-2012, 12:25 AM
Go to REI and talk to one of the camping guys, see what they suggest, have you thought about a bivy/tarp setup?

Darktimber
06-01-2012, 01:51 PM
Just saw these today and thought about this thread. They get great reviews. Might want to check them out.

http://www.backcountry.com/kelty-grand-mesa-2-tent-2-person-3-season

Pueblo
06-01-2012, 03:54 PM
I had the Eureka Solitaire for years and it has been quite reliable and light at 2 pounds 9 ounces. I just upgraded however to their Spitfire 1, which retails for about $120. It's about 12" taller than the Solitaire making getting dressed way easier. It's still just 2 pounds 14 ou. Pack very small and seems to be even better constructed than the Solitaire.

In God We Trust
06-04-2012, 09:09 PM
I own the Big Agnes and I love it. It is a great tenet that is worth the money. I wish I could find one made in America and I would buy that but for now the Big Agnes gets things done.

*******
06-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Check out Integral Designs if you're looking or something super light and super strong. I have used their bivy, siltarp, and expedition tents. Just about bullet proof in weather, only hole I have ever had was caused by a buddies hiking pole as he walked by the tarp. I fixed that hole in seconds to boot. I love their gear.

sapper1
07-15-2012, 07:48 PM
Has anyone tried one of the Cableas Hunter Bivouac setups?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Hunter-Bivouac/746779.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3D searchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProduc ts%26Ntt%3Dbivy%2Bsack%2Bshelter%26x%3D0%26y%3D0%2 6WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=bivy+sack+shelter&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

Red 1
07-28-2012, 04:40 PM
Dont buy the Cabelas hunter Biv, dosen't vent you end up wet

dihardhunter
07-29-2012, 12:58 PM
+1 for the Go-Lite Shangri La 2. I ditch the bug mesh/nest/floor and just carry the flysheet with Tyvek ground cloth. Weighs 26 ounces for the tent + 8 ounces for Tyvek ground cloth.

labman
07-29-2012, 02:52 PM
I am a huge tepee fan!! Super light, easy to set up and have the option for the stove!!