User Review: Marmot Swallow 2P
Design: Three pole half-dome thing, free standing
Ease of Setup: very easy - two poles continous sleeve, one passes through the sleeves perpendicularly and then clips. (trust me - it's easy)
Weight: 8+ lbs
Price Paid: $180 (dealer)
Just got back from trip in the Cascades... I'm dumping my fiancee for the Swallow. The tent can do it all. Camped on snow - no seepage and zipped up tight. Next night on rocks on a ridge - woke up hot cause the sun was beamin', opened the vents and windows/doors and it cooled down in a flash - went back to sleep. Rained that night - stayed dry.
Only drawback is 8+ lbs., but what can you do? That's not bad for all the features. The interior was very spacious for me, girl, and gear. Vents in the fly? Golden. Condensation - Buh bye.