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My dad's old Eureka tent, passed down to me so many years ago has finally bit the big one (thanks in part to a careless hiking partner) so I have been spending countless hours researching tents lately, pouring over reviews and information regarding many of the lighter weight options. I am fairly certain I have come down to 3 decent options, those being:
MSR Hubba Hubba
MH skyledge 2.1
Nemo Morpho AR
I know all three are different tents (although the MSR and MH have some real similarities). Normal use would be in Minnesota type conditions in the spring, summer and fall. No winter for this tent, although late fall would be a distinct possibility. It will be used a lot, mostly for the Superior hiking trail, BWCAW and similar conditions found throughout the midwest. It will most likely accompany me to the Wind River range as well as the A.T. in the coming year. These are just a few of the examples of places I KNOW I'll be using the tent. All of these outings will be 2 people (except the BWCAW, but two is as many as I want in my tent out there).
All three have received outstanding reviews here on Trailspace, as well as other sites around the internet which is making this a hard decision. I have used the original Skyledge 2 and as many users stated, its a bit small for 2 full grown men. I have not had the chance to try the 2.1 which supposedly resolved this issue, but to what extent i cannot say. I have not had the pleasure of staying in a Hubba Hubba, but i have seen it set up at my local sporting goods retailer and think the amount of space would be right around what i want. The Nemo is on the list because i have the opportunity to purchase one for roughly the same price as either the MSR or MH, but i am concerned about durability and size in/on my pack. I have not had a chance to use any Nemo shelters, but have heard great things about them.
I would love to hear from anyone that has used any one, two, or all of them. Helpful advice is always appreciated!
Thanks in advance!