Helsport Rondane 3
Design: not free standing, which is the drawback. Good pegs that do in hard snow though
Ease of Setup: really easy with colour-coded string in poles etc. You clip the inside after setting up the outside which is brilliant
Weight: 2.8 kg
An excellent tent, amazing fabric, lightweight and incredible packed size make it possible to take with you whether you're alone or with 2 mates. Stands perfectly heavy rain for several days, even when a puddle forms under it! You can store your bags AND cook in the vestibule! But it's quite low and not very comfy in that respect (better for the wind though).
Just be aware, once again it's a lightweight and can't really stand very strong winds. In that event, place it skillfully and don't forget ANY guy ropes! Just broke 2 of the poles and had only one tube to fix them... Very much a trekking tent, but well, for the price of it, lucky you if you can afford another one for car-camping.
Design: 3-3.5 season
Ease of Setup: Really easy, well marked channels and poles
Weight: 2.2 kg
Price Paid: $450
I've had the North Face Lunar Light, which weighs about the same and two persons sleep really bad in that one--it's more a one person tent. still the abside is too small to cook or do anything (my Berghaus Atlas takes up all the space!). The Rondane's pack size is half of the Lunar Light and three people sleep easily in that one. Two people live like kings and have PLENTY of room n the front abside. We tested it during severy rainstorms in Sarek, Northern Sweden. It performed great--I would buy it again and again. Nothing comes close in terms of pack size, weight, stability and comfort. I do love this tent.
Weight: 2.3 kg
Price Paid: 500 €
Very good tent used in Yukon and Mongolia during 5 weeks each time.
Very light (2.3 kg), many space, strong and stand good in windy weather.
But... very expansive! and not enough height for tall people (I am 1.85 m).
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