Lightweight 2 Person Tent

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Re: Lightweight 2 Person Tent

Post by apeman45 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:52 pm

I've had a REI Quarterdome 3 for about 6 years and it has been very durable and survived 100mph winds and a foot of overnight snow and a JMT. The rainfly has finally started failing and isn't 100% waterproof but still works great and kept me mostly dry in an inch of rain in 1 hour thunderstorm on Mt Palomar. The newer models are thinner and lighter so not sure on durability. I just sprang for the BA copper spur HV 2 man which comes in at 3 pounds 1 ounce. I'm 6'3" and it's a palace for me as a solo tent. I've had it out on a 35 mile trip in Emigrant wilderness and loved it but the weather was good. It's similar to the quarter dome but more expensive and I wanted to be lighter. These tents are very thin material so you have to handle with care. Can't go wrong with Tarptents either. They make great tents that fit us tall guys too. The copper spur was the lightest double wall that worked for me. I have been in LOTS of terrible weather in the Sierra and wanted a double wall and 1 extra pound of weight was acceptable for me.








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Re: Lightweight 2 Person Tent

Post by Satchel Buddah » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:36 pm

A Zpacks Duplex is a great tent if you can stomach the price.
http://www.zpacks.com/shelter/duplex.shtml
Been using one for 3 years and it's been fantastic. Large for 2 people, very airy and bright with the doors open, very light and compact, mosquito net, easy to pitch with hiking sticks, or tent poles, can be turned into a freestanding tent with extended tent poles. The tent also feels very solid if you pitch it neatly - If you do a lot of pitching on granite flats I would probably use the freestanding option.

Have not camped with it yet through a mean storm, but there is some crazy stuff on youtube so it should be ok.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZlCx7e9BWI

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