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I'm looking for a dry backpacking tent. I have owned a number of tents that have all eventually walked away. I now must start over.
My experience has been exclusively Appalachian; Assategue, Smokies, Monongahela, Shannandoah, Catskills, Maine, Adirondacks, NJ. This with undoubtably continue.
I live in NY (not native) and suprisingly own a car. My needs for the car are obvious, Timberline 4. Sturdy. Dry.
My needs for backcountry are now whittled down to just three based on availability, price, and weight. I don't mind some weight if I am dry inside. I must assume that I will be packing alone, although extra space would be nice to serve as a Fresh Air Fund.
Gunnison 2-seems to pack long (and heavier) than the other two. Maybe a goundcloth isn't needed? Does a half pound really matter to me? I say theat about everything!
Pinnacle Pass 2XTA-the floor is far inferior to the others. Smallest pack size. Will it be in the garbage in just a couple years?
Marmot Limelight 2-saw an image of a broken swivel attachment for the third pole :( Nice wall and floor materials. Is it too short for a 6'2" or 3" person? It's surely a tight width for two. Will it stay dry?
They practically weigh the same, they are all under $200. Which will last?
I'm going for the Gunnison.
Muther Hubbard! I don't know.
If I'm alone (which I will be on this walk) I don't need all that space.
Ugh! Broken swivel.
I can see the seams seperating now.