maybe not in your price range
Posted by: medicineman on Nov-30-06 11:23 PM (EST)
but this tent is truly incredible, and that comes from someone (me) that spends most of my backcountry time in a hammmock:
2 man, free standing and LESS than 2.5 pounds. There are so many configurations available with the vestibule you realy have several tents in one. Rare in a tent of this weight is dual doors and duel vestibules...in the backpacking world the Double Rainbow is already getting one positive review after another.
If you need 4 season (can handle major snow loads) and bombproofness up to gale force winds then consider this tent:
The Akto is made of a proprietary material that is stronger than most materials in the tent market thus it will last a lifetime. Two people (if 'close') can sleep in the Akto and the vestibule is large enough for a backpack and room to cook. I've seen the Akto take on wind that has flattened other designs. The only negative of the Akto is that the guylines do take up some real estate if all are deployed.