Originally Posted by acap650
If you join REI you can use one of their tents on your trip and return it when you're done. They take everything back for a full refund.
Bad karma on that. Come back and bite you when you least expect it.
+1 on Eureka and Kelty tents. I second the advice to get a full fly for rain protection. Tents that attach to the poles with clips instead of pole sleeves are easier to set up and take down.
Overstock.com has a lot of tents at decent prices. Campmor is another good place to shop.