User Review: MSR Trekker Tent
Design: Tarp/Pup tent
Ease of Setup: Pretty simple, as long as you get the tarp up high.
Weight: under 4lbs.
Price Paid: $150
I bought this tent for two reasons, I wanted an ultralight tent for backcountry hunting and fishing trips in VA alone or with one other. Also I enjoy taking my two kids, aged 5 and 7, on short weekend trips. So I was looking for the biggest ultralight tent I could find.
So far, I have used the tent about a dozen times and love it. I am amazed that more people did not discover it. In the fall I use tarp only as the bugs are not a big issue and set it up like a selkirk shelter and in the summer I use the bug insert.
I have weathered a few major storms and stayed very dry, just make sure the the tarp is pitched a little higher than they recommend so condensation does not become a problem.
One more quick thing, IT IS HUGE! I can fit me and two kids inside the bug insert, or two good size adults and not be uncomfortable. The fact that the side opens up allows you to cook in the rain safely and stops it from getting too claustrophobic.
Keep an eye out for it in closeout sections or online.