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    Lightweight 1 person tent under $150

    So I'm looking for a new 1 person tent that is under 3lbs. I know there are plenty of 1 person tents that are under 3lbs, but most of them are over $300 and since I'm a poor college student, i can't afford that right now. So i'm looking to keep it under $150...
    Anyone have a tent that they have/are using and have had success with?
    I've been thinking about the Eureka Spitfire tent, but I wanted to see what everyone else thought first...
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    What are your thoughts on floorless shelters?

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    never really looked into them... would prefer a normal tent, but maybe there is an advantage to floorless shelters??

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    I have used a eureka solitaire for a few years and it has served its purpose well.
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    if ur willing to up ur poundage by one look into the backsider t-5. 3.88 pounds. awesome rain fly with this tent, to me it made the extra weight worth it. and you can find it on cammofire for 80 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hubba20 View Post
    never really looked into them... would prefer a normal tent, but maybe there is an advantage to floorless shelters??
    This will be my first year running one. I just got it last week. Weighs just a shade over 2lbs. Click image for larger version. 

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    Pretty tall request for $150. You will have to give up something. Either go floorless or fly/footprint if you are set on a free standing shelter. As long as you don't have to contend with bugs, you will be good to go. I have hacked up a low dollar small tent and got it to 3.1 lbs. I bought the tent on craigslist for $80. I bought 6 mini groundhogs and a small compression sack to put the fly and floor in. I have about $115 spent on this setup.

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    Look at the Kelty models. 2/person on sale at Cabelas for $199.00

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    I have used this tent and for the money it has worked well. In fact I used it on a Elk hunt last year. It has good ratings great price and under 3lbs. It is a little tight inside but it is easy to setup and move when you have to. I think I pd $89.00 for one. Overall not a bad one man and surprisingly well made for the price. Oh and it rained two days in a row and everything stayed dry.
    Eureka Solitaire 1-Person Tent

    Mine set up last elk season.




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    I have considered getting that Solitaire 25contender. The only thing I'm not sure about is that it doesn't have a vestibule... So there isn't anywhere to put your pack and boots and stuff at night, especially if it's raining...


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