What's the go-to two person tent these days?

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  1. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    Last year I did the hammock thing. This year I want to do the tent thing. So what are yeas using?

    Looking for,
    • Vestibule
    • Discrete (stealth camping)
    • Decent venting for summer, able to be buttoned up for fallish weather
    • Two person tents fit me well
    • Ideally under $300
    Suggestions? Thanks.
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  2. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams Supporter

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    I used a BA copper spur ul2 for 5 years before switching to hammocks. I'd consider it more 1.5 person, which makes it perfect as a 1p Moto tent.

    It's the perfect combo of small pack, space for one with 2 vestibules to spread your shit. Free standing. You can setup the rain fly first if it's raining when you get to camp too. I used a xs event compression bag for the tent, footprint and fly, then packed poles separate.

    I haven't used mine in a few years, but I keep it around in case I decide to go back to tents. Doubtful, but WTH. It's a great option
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  3. Wind Junky

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    A 3 person tent.
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  4. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    I've got a two person now, and it fits me perfect. Since my crash, I'm trying to focus on cutting down on the amount of room my gear takes up on the bike. My tent now is nearing fifteen years old, the seams are really showing their age; I don't really trust it on a week long trip if it should rain out.
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    JR356 Long timer

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    MSR Hubba Hubba
    on sale here,shop around:
    https://www.backcountryedge.com/msr-hubba-hubba-nx-2014.html

    REI Half Dome,too bad you were not looking 2 weeks ago when it was on sale:
    https://www.rei.com/product/128692/rei-co-op-half-dome-2-plus-tent

    Check REI outlet site for deals,shop their in store garage sales for great deals.Store local to me is having their next sale next weekend.

    sierratradingpost.com and steepandcheap.com both have good to great prices on gear,If you don't mind getting their emails,sign up and they frequently send additional discount coupons,

    JR356
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  6. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    I've been looking at the Kelty TN2(and 3) tents. The full mesh has me a bit concerned for cooler temps, but man if its 90º it would be so nice.
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    advNZer? Long timer

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    if you are tall try before you buy.even a slightly sloping wall reduces your footprint.
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  8. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    That first one, the red kind of throws me off. Trying to stick with blacks, dark greens, and browns.

    I've bought stuff from CampSaver before. I'm checking things out now.

    Yea, I'm a tad over 6' so I am reading the dimensions.
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    kojack06 Long timer

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    The Marmot Tungstens come in a drab green and an orange. I own the one man and two man versions in green. They are a good basic tent and good value.
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    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    ooh, that is a nice one too.
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  11. Aircooled6racer

    Aircooled6racer Been here awhile

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    I am using the older Eureka Midori 2 tent. It works great for one person. Mine only has one vestibule and a zipper on one side. The new one has two vestibules and zippers on both sides. It has worked in heavy rain and 50 degree weather so far. Will see how it does in 80 degree weather in a couple of weeks. Mine was $100 shipped but the new one is around $150. I did make my own Tyvek ground sheet for it and use a Klymit Static V Luxe insulated sleeping pad. Works for me but you will have to decide what you need out of your tent.
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  12. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Been here awhile

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    I use an Alps Mountaineering Lynx 2
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  13. gmk999

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    My go to 2 man is a Kelty gunneson pro 2.1. A bombproof little tent.
    If you are looking a bit more stealthy and budget friendly.
    The Alps Mountaineering tents are pretty nice Beige/ brown, as are the Hyke-n-byke (amazon) I bought a Yosemite 1p for my son (11) as his first solo tent and it works well as a 3 season. No frills tho. but it is green and comes in 2p also
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  14. Tor

    Tor Imported Norwegian

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    Using a Big Agnes Seedhouse 2 for moto camping when packing space is important. If not, I use a Hilleberg Nallo GT 3.
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    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    Right now its looking like the Kelty TN2/3 or the Marmot Tungsten. I'll sit on it for a few days. Get some more suggestions. Thanks guys.
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    Kawasakirob Long timer Supporter

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    I'm a big fan of my EMS Velocity 2.

    2 vestibules which can be folded for 2 big windows

    Dac featherlight poles

    Lots of pockets and gear left

    Packs pretty small.
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  17. Dan Diego

    Dan Diego Long timer

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    Your best 2-person tent is a 3-person tent.

    Unless you’re both tiny contortionists.
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  18. flamingm0e

    flamingm0e Been here awhile

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    The OP didn't say 2 people were sleeping in it. They asked for a 2 person tent.
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    Big Agnes has introduced "bike packing" versions of the Fly Creek and Copper Spur tents that have shorter pole sections and a tent bag that is designed to be lashed down. I'm looking at one of those for my next tent.
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