User Review: Wenzel StarLite
Design: Modified Pup
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: approx. 3 pounds
Price Paid: $29.95
All things considered, not bad at all. I live in Mobile, Alabama, and backpack mostly in this area. Most of the time weight gets a higher consideration than temperature rating as it is quite mild most of the year. Perhaps more importantly it is very hot during the summer months.
I have used my Starlite for about a year now as part of general effort to lighten my pack. I have gotten down to a base weight of approximately 12 pounds and can still carry a real tent of sorts. As one other reviewer has discovered, I too have begun to guy out the front in a two line v configuration so I can get in and out a little easier.
I did replace the stakes with hardened aluminum ones and better guy line, but at minimal costs. I use the poles supplies with the tent. Condensation inside is sometimes a problem but it's worth the weight savings.
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