I’ve been looking to buy a new tent for camping, especially backpacking. Bought a cheap Metro Oasis tent last year, and while it is lightweight, it provides really poor ventilation making the inside very humid. It is also not terribly sturdy and I wouldn’t take it anywhere but lower elevation campgrounds.
I’ve been looking at local shops but not that impressed with what I’ve seen.
After a lot of search online I have narrowed it down to two:
- Light Wedge 2 by Mountain Equipment Hardware. Good surface area (35 square feet) and garanteed watertight. Excellent customer reviews on weather resistance. Weight 2.4 kilos. Good size vestibule for storing gear. Very good ventilation. This would be a great tent if you have a partner who you don’t mind sleeping in the same tent with as you both can take some of the weight in your packs and it provides a pretty cozy sleeping area.
Price: US$210 plus about $50 shipping.
trailspace.com/gear/mountain … t-wedge-2/
- Dyad 22 from North Face. Smaller surface area (32 square feet) but half the weight (1.22 kilos) and well able to stand up to heavy rains and wind. Good ventilation too. Looks a lot like my old tent which I recently gave to Mr He. I loved that tent despite it’s small size and I’m sure I would love this one too. Good for solo hikes or bike trips or when you hike with partners you don’t want to share a tent with (like Irishstu).
The new North Face shop on Roosevelt Rd will get this tent iin next month so I can really look at it before buying, one big advantage over the other. The price is NT9900 which is just a little more than what it would cost to buy and ship a NF tent to Taiwan (and you can’t have them ship it which is a hassle).
Does anyone have any favorite tents they’d like to mention?