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Dear forum members,
As the tittle says I'm looking for a new tent that allows me to camp in the snow in elevations under 11,000 ft (using it on early spring, not a winter expedition) and at the same time that I will use it for backpacking, I know it is difficult to get a tent tha will solve my problem, but I wish I had enough money to buy a 3 season and then a 4 season depending on the kind of trip that I will do.
Other important thing to consider is that in my country (Chile) there are not many variety of brands and models tents, some of them are: Marmot, The North Face, MSR, Black Diamond, Hannah, Vango, Mountain Hardwear, Nemo, Salewa, Ferrino, Hilleberg etc. Unfortunately here is not possible to find other models than the well known and they are obviusly overpriced.
Well, after tell you my personal problems I'm going to mention the main characteristics that I need on my new tent:
Weight (If possible no more than 6 pounds)
Water resistant (If possible a high HH, I have had a lot of rain on my trips so I prefer be careful)
Design (Versatility for backpacking and snow resistant, roomy enough for 2 people keeping their gear in the vestibule)
Price (I wish Hilleberg does not be the solution)
I think that is all.
The model that I think that will get it is the Vango tempest 200, wich has a tunnel design, and it is not heavier compared with other tents in his category, and I will get it for just 230 usd.
Other models I have seen are the Nemo Kunai 2, and the Black Diamond HiLight and Firstlight, but their design is mainly for winter conditions, and they has low water resistant, and the price are over 450 usd.
If you can give me an opinion or suggestion I will be very thankful
If I forgot giving some information please tell me.
As I have said I'm still learning English so excuse if my writing is not the best.
Greetings from Chile