First, thanks in advance to all! My wife and I are looking into buying out first tent. We've been borrowing my brothers Iron Mountain Gear Hut 4 for the past 3 months, and we're ready for our own. Thing is, my only experience is with the Gear Hut. I've done a lot of reading/research, and am a bit overwhelmed by all the choices. We need some help. So, here's our profile:
1. mostly car camping, but we like to get to out-of-the-way/remote areas (without the ultra-light backpacking gear)
2. we live in Arizona, and like to camp year-round (it can get very cold in the high elevations, hot in the desert)
3. it's only the two of us, but we like a lot of space. The Gear Hut 4 is just about the right size.
Why don't we just buy the Gear Hut, you ask? Well, it's a nice tent, but my wife likes a bit more privacy than the mesh windows provide, and we sometimes like to keep the fly in the car and look at the stars. Also, not a lot in terms of "heft", or "accessories". Again, I'm a newbie, so if I'm not explaining myself well enough, I apologize.
Lastly, we're on a bit of a budget, so $200 is our limit right now.
Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks so much for all your help.