Exped Scout Tarp Extreme
I have carried this tent for a couple of years and…
Design: Tarp tent
Ease of Setup: A bit tricky at first
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Price Paid: $129
I have carried this tent for a couple of years and think it is one of the best pieces of gear I own. It sets up quickly and provides a huge space for two. Exped suggests you could sleep up to four but I wouldn't. Condensation is a bit of a problem, so the people close to the walls might get a bit damp.
It has held up well to numerous storms including four plus inches of snow thanks to the taut pitch. If the wind shifts during the night I just shorten the front trekking pole for added protection. After backpacking for nearly forty years I find this simple tarp to be all the tent you need for most any three-season trip.