Stephenson's Warmlite 2RSLD
Design: not- freestanding
Ease of Setup: super easy
Weight: 3lb 5oz
Price Paid: $570
I have not really tested the durability of this tent, but it is definitely rock solid stable in 30mph winds.
I have the 2RLDS- two person, double wall, large door, side vents. This is the one you want for one or two people. I cannot imagine not having the side vents or the double wall.
As far as venting and condensation: yes, it is a single wall tent. You *will* have condensation on the inside when the conditions are right and you have the side vents mostly closed. So what? Get a pack towel and wipe it off in the morning. If there is a small wind, about 10mph, and you set it up with the head into the wind, the venting system works as advertised and you will not have any condensation under almost all circumstances. In calm weather you can have condensation under many conditions. If it is not that cold, just open the side vents about 12" and stake the covers over rocks so they are about parallel to the ground and no problems with condensation at all. What's nice about the side vents is you can have them open even if it is raining if you stake them out right.
Seam sealing this tent is a PITA. I probably spent half a day on it. But, it is done and it is not something that takes a rocket scientist to do.
I probably over sealed my tent- used the entire tube of silicone they provide- sealed most seams twice. Even with this, 3 mtn hdw Y pegs, 4 TI pegs, a 1-2 mil plastic ground sheet in a ziplock, the entire mess all weighs about 3 lb 14? oz. I can't remember, maybe it was 3lb 12oz. The tent and sack weigh about 3 lb 5.5 ox, about 2.5 oz heavier than they advertise;I attribute this to my oversealing.
So, if you can afford it, buy this tent. If you cannot, save up!
Yes, this is an expensive tent; considering it is made in the US, I have no problem paying the extra $.
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