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

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by Schmokel, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. advNZer?

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    as i said the dimensions are only part of the story if the wall are sloping you may find that your feet are against the wall or a pad or cot may make the dimension less than they seem
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  3. JR356

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    The prior Hubba Hubba,which I own,was a brown tent body with medium leaf green rainfly,much better colors.
    Too bad they do not offer a color variation or two.

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    Sorry, he looked a little hefty in the photo...
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  6. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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    Another one I like. That's nice too.

    Nice design, but not a fan of the red.
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  7. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Lots of mesh is good, lighter and smaller. Don't worry about cooler temps, that's what a good bag is for.

    Add the MSR Elixir to your list... not stealth colours though..

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  8. boulet_boulet

    boulet_boulet Been here awhile

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    I shopped the heck out of this last winter and ended up with the Marmot Limelight 2. This checks most of the boxes except maybe full stealth. The deal sealer for me is the fairly vertical wall design, which adds a fair amount of interior volume. Note: the claimed pack length may be longer than listed, depending on if they send you the right brow pole. They didn’t for me, so I called customer service and they quickly shipped me the right one.

    https://www.marmot.com/limelight-2-person-tent-27930.html

    The REI house brand also offers a lot of bang for the buck value.

    There are a LOT of good options out there.
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  9. FieldSanitation

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    I have added the TN4 full mesh to our collection of tents and we camped on the beach with it hoping for low winds (nope) and clear skies to sleep with a view... full mesh lets ONLY the finest sand through. love the double doors, the SUPER EASY TO UNDERSTAND COLOR CODING OF POLES and their respective anchoring hooks (can't stress that enough) and the two "vestibules"... but it was not made for camping on the beach...
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  11. mroddis

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    I use the REI Half-Dome 2 PLUS - the plus gives just a little more breathing room and works a treat.
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  12. beemerbum55

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    FYI...no tent recommendations but check-out www.campmor.com for equipment at decent prices.

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  14. Bitte ein Bit

    Bitte ein Bit Been here awhile

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    My wife and I love the Nemo Losi 3P. Ultralight and great features...
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    Love my Nemo losi 2p.

    End walls are vertical, so lots of room.
    Packs up really easy as well.
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  16. Pch123

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  17. kokemill

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    I have a kelty tn3 I use for bike camping. It is a step down from MSR and BA but it goes up fast and has short poles. I had some other kelty gear and knew what I was getting into. If buying now I'd get the BA copper spur bike pack. For reference I have many MSR, BA, and some from NF, Nemo, SD, & REI. Unless you're going to be out below freezing I don't think the mesh walls would be a problem for any tent with a full fly. Just stake the fly in tight and close it up.
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  18. Schmokel

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    So far I'm pretty set on the Marmot Tungsten 2P. Has that lower third of privacy followed by the mesh top. Its in a color I like and has some really great reviews.
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  19. boulet_boulet

    boulet_boulet Been here awhile

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    I went back and forth between the Tungsten and the Limelight. Weird that Marmot has two tents that are so similar to each other overall, but I went with the Limelight because of the more vertical wall design (due to the knee bend in the X poles) creating more interior space, and the shorter claimed pack length. Other than that that are nearly identical except price, but I got mine on deep discount.

    I totally overthought this and in retrospect there were a lot of choices that I could have made that I would be happy with.

    Heading out for a 9-day ride Monday, which is when I'll see if I really made the right choice.
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  20. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Interesting.

    Although I love my Mormont Limelight....its "just" small enough to get into my pannier.

    The wife and I have been abusing a 3P Limelight for a couple years now. Its a great tent, easy up, easy down and I can get it in a single pannier case with the poles (my weirdball shaped Givi/Ducatii jobs). Its done well in a variety of weather from just above freezing the thunder storms and has a ton of detail type feature like the pockets in the corners that make it livable.

    If you are sure of the weather you can also cheat and just use the foot print and the rainfly as a tarp set up.
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