119 forum posts
I'm sorry to even post this but this site is the ONLY site I really refer to as being reliable. I'm in the market for a new backpacking tent. I had an old REI which is just, well, old and crusty. I also have an old Sierra Designs which also is very old and crusty. So, I hit my local shop(s) and was amazed by all the new bells and whistles and of course lightness the new "stuff" has to offer. Now, I have no idea what to go for. I know, next question will probably "what and where am I going to use the tent the most?" Well, I guess I'm looking for "the one" to do it all. I want a 2 person tent thats not cramped for 2, so maybe I should go with a 3 person tent. I want a tent I wont have a problem complaining about how heavy it is to carry in a backpack. I want a tent in the summer it will shed a downpour but also be light a airy if its really hot out. I want a tent I could also do some Fall camping and possible winter camping in VT. I'm not going to be hiking up Mt Everest anytime soon. I'm willing to spend the money to get something really good. I've been reading a lot of good articles on Nemo but I just cant find any dealers near me who actually have them so I can crawl around and feel the actual fabric. Marmot has some good products and there is an REI near my house along with Campmor who personally I think is better than REI as far as selection. Without opening a can of worms (I know nice try here) is there one brand out there that anyone can just point me to? Thanks for your time.