High Peak Hyper Lite
Reviewers Paid: $35.00-$179.00
The first time I used the tent one 12 foot long tent pole split. I tried to repair the pole, but it broke inside the connection. The pole then split. In the morning, I noticed that the second pole split in a similar manner. I then had to sleep in my vehicle for the rest of the trip. I never had a tent whose pole split, especially both poles. The tent was completely useless.
Design: Hyper Lite
Ease of Setup: simple
Weight: 2 pounds
Price Paid: around $179
This is a good tent, not the best I have used, but otherwise good. I use mine as a 3 1/2 season tent lol It is dry, Keeps the wind off well, and warm inside in the cold. It seems to be a little narrow for two adults but tolerable.
I personally don't see the need or use for a dual door they could save weight by not having it. But for the price I'll deal with it. It is well made and durable that is a big plus for me (I am kind of rough with my equipment) & easy to set up with only one person. It does what it says it does, You can use it without the rain fly.
I know the bath tub bottom weighs a bit more but your sleeping bag will weigh a lot more if it gets wet. I have had that problem once. This is why I won't carry a down fill sleeping bag or a tent without a bath tub bottom unless I have to any more. If you have ever had this happen on day 3 of a 5 or 6 day trip you can see my point.
Over all it does its job good.
Design: Three Season / Freestanding Dome
Ease of Setup: Easy Set Up
Weight: 6.6 lbs
Price Paid: $65
We received this tent as a gift. Prior to our campout, we set it up—-intuitive and fast set-up. One of the fiberglass poles did break under the strength of an over-eager teenager but we were able to fix it quick.
On the campout we set it up and three pre-teen boys fit in the tent comfortably. It would be a tight fit for two adults. It rained and snowed lightly on the campout and the tent kept the occupants dry.
Design: three-season freestanding
Ease of Setup: intuitive and fast
Price Paid: Gift
Love this tent, great material, triple sewn, heavier than what they say. Very dry in bad storms, rain fly is terrific. For the cost it's a great deal.
Design: Three -season freestanding dome style
Ease of Setup: 3 minutes
Price Paid: $35