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So been doing some research. You guys have helped a lot with my next pack. Here is what I have found. I want a double wall tent. I live in the SE and it's hot and humid. I have posted all prices as they are currently. Also the weight I'm sure is subjective so I'm doing my best. I chose the packed weight. This should include the poles and stakes, but not the foot print. On no tents have I included the foot print weight as it will be about the same for all the tents. Also on this list I include mass produced tents and also small volume tents by small businesses. I tend to lean towards this. Anything that has 2 prices is currently on sale for the lowest.
Mass Produced Tents
MSR Hubba Hubba NX2 3lb 13oz $399.95
Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 FL 2lb 14oz $369.95
Sierra Designs Flash 2 FL 4lb 0oz $399.95
Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 3lb 0oz $349.00
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 3lb 2oz $399.95/$299.95
REI Quarter Dome 3lb 9oz $299.00
Marmot Force 3lb 5oz $389.99/$289.99
SMD Haven Net + tarp 2lb 10oz $403.00
Tarp Tent Double Moment 3lb 4oz $349.00
Tarp Tent Stratospire 2 3lb 3oz $368.00
Right now I'm leaning towards the TT Stratospire 2. It is by far the largest. And made in the USA. The weight I have listed includes their poles, but I would most likely use my trekking poles saving 5 oz. So 2lb 15oz. Same with the SMD. However when we do side hikes I will use the poles or just let the tent fall on itself. I am 43 with a partial knee replacement so I don't hike without them.
I also like the SMD and can go very light on it. 2lbs 4oz with using my trekking poles.
I also like the BA Copper Spur especially on sale but it's small and the Marmot has a very low height I could hardly sit up in it.