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I'm in the market for a good tent. I will be using it on the west coast of Canada 90% of the time for kayaking, backpacking, canoeing, etc... I will also want to be using it a bit inland for some mountaineering, or heavier backpacking, so 4 season use is preferred. The tents that I have been looking at so far are the Black Diamond Oneshot, Firstlight, Highlight, and Lighthouse tents. They are all marketed to be 4-seasons, and are almost all under 3 pounds. The only thing I do not like about them is that I'm fairly concerned how the epic fabric will hold up against the humid climate of West Coast Canada. I've heard that it humid climates it saturates, and then is pretty much useless. I also do not like how there is no vestibule to cook in when the weather is poor, although im sure there is a way around this, I just haven't figured it out.
I have also been looking into the MSR Hubba series (haven't decided on hubba or hubba hubba). I like how they have vestibules, but they aren't completely suited for 4 season or mountaineering use.
I'm having a difficult time deciding on wether to buy a solo tent, or a 2 person tent. I like the fact that the black diamond tents still have enough room to squeeze a second person in there if you have to, and are still extremely lightweight, and can still be used solo.