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Hello, I'm looking to buy a new tent, I have been looking at two models:
Double Rainbow (http://www.tarptent.com/doublerainbow.html)
and the heavier Marmot Earlylight 2P (http://www.backcountrygear.com/catalog/tentdetail.cfm?PRODUCTS__ProductID=MA82000)
I am really interested in the Double Rainbow, but am weary of the netting and what not; feels like there's not much protection from the elements. A Pro for me is that it uses a single pole. The pole fits into a sleeve, but the sleeve is open at both ends. I'm really attracted to it being so light though.
I am interested in the marmot because it is so simple to throw up and seems like it would fare better in difficult weather. The hooks would be more cumbersome than sleeves, but I watched a few videos of it being setup and it seems really quick and easy.
What I *really* want (I think) is this: Northface Slickrock (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/the_north_face_slickrock_gg.html)
It has the same structure as the Earlylight, but the poles go into sleeves that have pockets at the end and are sealed. This would be extremely easy to throw up and it looks like it would hold up well in weather. The problem is... Northface doesn't make the Slickrock anymore.
Does anyone have any alternatives for me? I don't know how to search for 'closed sleeve' tents I guess. Must sleep two and be a 3 season tent. Big selling points are double entry, 2 or less poles, closed pole sleeves.