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So, I need a tent that is reasonably light (not more than 4,5 kg), and can endure all kinds of temperatures and weather, easy right?
If I go alone I use another tent that works OK for me so we are talking 2 persons, and 3 persons most of the time. In special circumstances fitting in a 4th person would be nice. By experience, normal 3 person tents does not work well for 3 in the winter. It must be a real big 3 person tent or a small 4 person tent at least.
So, I narrowed it down to two main options:
Hilleberg Keron 3 (or 4) (maybe 3 GT but we're pushing the weight limits a bit):
I've slept in one of these some back in 1999, but have trouble remember them as anything special. Generally I know that tunnel tents has a big issue with condensation if not stretched properly due to the layers touching each other (in the mountains in the summer finding a good place to stretch a tent that is not just stone and not really wet ground can be difficult). Does anyone have experience with that? Maybe materials have evolved a bit since then.
Black Diamond Bombshelter:
I've actually slept in this quite a bit, but do not own one myself. I have only positive things to say about it. Only one layer tent is really convenient, and setting it up once you got the technique is quite fast. Good space for 3 big persons in winter.
We've used this in winter, it's cold at night, but not much condensation and you need a real sleeping bag anyway. I've also used it in summer and in rain, but not in prolonged rain and humid weather so I wonder how it will hold up in other conditions than winter, snow and high mountains? Breathable material also sounds like they might loose their ability function right after a couple of years, anyone got experience with that?
Some questions I have is about the packed size, how do the two alternatives compare (if you compress the tent, and carry the poles on the side).
Weight and price is comparable between Keron 4 and the Bombshelter.
What do you guys think?