Posted by: old_user on Dec-05-06 1:31 PM (EST)
I have a Night Watch, by Sierra Designs. (They don't make that one anymore.) They are very well made tents. I also have an inexpensive Spalding 4 man dome. We bought the Sierra Designs for backpacking in the Whites. Reducing the packing size and weight cost you a lot more with good tents, and it really is not as much of an issue with kayaking. If I were buying a tent now, for kayaking, I wouldn't worry nearly so much about weight, and I wouldn't spend nearly so much, (the boat can carry a lot more than I can pack through the mountains.) They're all a heck of a lot better than a canvas shelter half and poncho, (which is what I had gotten used to before I moved here and started hiking again in New England.) It is nice to have room to keep some gear dry, and since you're not carrying it, why not go big?