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I'll have to give a little background to this, before I post my question. I own about 6 or 7 tents, and they all work great for their intended purpose. However, all my tents are at either extreme, lightweight single person tents or heavy duty 2 person mountain tents. I had nothing in between so I was on the lookout for a 3 season 2 person tent.
After a review in backpacker, I picked up a Mountain Hardwear Drifter 2. Whilst not the lightest it's a great tent and I really like it. The one drawback is I find its 50 inch width a little coffin like for 2.
So I'd like to replace this tent with something wider, hopefully 54inches or above, but without adding too much weight. Being that this isn't a lightweight tent to begin with, this shouldn't be too hard. I'd also like to keep the double door, double vestibule setup, and the gear loft.
So the criteria in order of preference:
1. 54 inches or wider
2. Double door/double vestibule
3. Plenty of mesh. If I need winter protection, I’ll take another tent.
4. The lighter the better, but preferably under 4lbs
5. non tapered (ie same width for the whole tent)
6. gear loft included (or at least available)
Oddly, I’m finding it hard to put many tents into this category, the shortlist at this point is:
Marmot Earlylight 2P (not sure about the window idea, and the reviews are not that great)
TNF Rock 22
Are there other tents I should be investigating?