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    Backpacking Tent

    I am looking for a 2 man tent for backpacking. Any suggestions? I don't want to break the bank if I can help it.

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    what are you going to use it for (terrain and environment)? A tight 2 man or a loose 2 man? How heavy of a tent are you looking at?

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    I will be using it for hiking trips in the mountains in the summertime and for backcountry archery hunting trips. I would say a tight 2 man because I mainly hunt alone and just want a 2 man tent so I can store my gear inside in case of inclement weather. I'm not sure about an exact weight but since I will be hiking into the backcountry I would like it to be fairly lightweight.

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    Check out the Big Agnes SL2.......
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    South Cox just did a review on backpacking tents in one of the EBJ's recently, might want to check that out! I have a Cabelas XPG tent that is quite roomy for one person, and you can fit two in nicely. The only problem is, it is heavy at 6lbs. But I couldn't afford one of the nicer light weight tents.
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    Big Agnes UL2 is a great tent. what does your budget look like?

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    Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 is on sale at REI for $159.
    http://www.rei.com/product/815028/bi...nt-special-buy

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    Don't forget to check out Tarptent's offerings. They are extremely lightweight, and pretty affordable too. I use the Contrail and put my pack under the "beak" vestibule.

    http://www.tarptent.com/

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    twp1224, preferably something under $200.

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    Don't forget to check out Tarptent's offerings. They are extremely lightweight, and pretty affordable too. I use the Contrail and put my pack under the "beak" vestibule.
    No one knows about the contrail! One of the best tarp tents on the market. The company I work for are dealers for Henry Shires, never thought someone would own one on a hunting forum. Props to you Bitterroot for using a awesome tarp tent. I really like the Fly Creek series of tents from BA and I really really like the shelters from Hilleberg. The fly creek 1 and the hilleberg Akto or Soulo would be my choices for a new backpacking tent. Right now I am using a BA 3 wire bivy and have been pleased with it but at 1 pound 12 ounces a fly creek or Akto are going to provide much more room than a bivy at minimal weight gains. Tents are a hard decision but there is no reason to carry a 6 pound tent any more.

 

 

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