Lightweight but not silly money tent

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Erbswurst

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Mar 5, 2018
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I don't know the weather but perhaps this here?


Works with a natural stick as tent pole, can be attached under a washing line or under a branch.
If you don't need to carry the ploe it is relatively light.
I used the smaller Hexpeak V4a a lot usually as summer lightweight tent, I own only the outer tent and combine it with Defcon 5 poncho as ground sheed in hot conditions but usually with Snugpak SF bivvy bag and SF1 sleeping bag.
It is very nice but gets condensation problems if you close it.

I own and use a Hilleberg Nallo2 since more than 25 years without any problems. It looks like new. It costs nearly 1000 € but is worth the money in my opinion.
The Akto costs round about 600 € and is the 1 man version. In my opinion a good recommendation.
These tents are perfectly constructed and made in an outstanding quality.
 
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Sep 16, 2013
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Rochester, Kent
I echo the previous comments about the MSR Elixir 2, it's an awesome tent and one that I upgraded to from the Vango Banshee 200.
The Banshee was a very good tent but it did have some drawbacks, most notably for me was the height. At 5'10" I could not sit up comfortably in it and the vestibule was pretty small too. By contrast the elixir 2 is a palace with plenty of space for sitting and living in during inclement weather. The vestibules (there's two of them!) are also large and plenty big enough to cook in (so long as you are well ventilated!!) and store kit. My Elixir 2 has also stood up to some pretty strong winds (40mph) without any dramas and it's really quick and simple to pitch.

I'm surprised no one on here has mentioned the Luxe Hexpeak V4A. That tent fits your bill perfectly in terms of space, cost and lightweight, If I was in the market for another tent, that's most likely what I'd be getting. Indeed I'm very tempted to get the larger F6 tent!
 

Erbswurst

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Mar 5, 2018
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I thought he was tall and showed him the larger one.

There is a risk to touch with the feet the fabric of the V4a during the night if one is taller than 185cm.
That's one of the reasons why I use it usually with bivvy bag.
 
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JB101

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Feb 18, 2020
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I've just got a Minipeak XL and am quite impressed with it,not the lightest but seems well made ,the outer can be used on its own with trekking poles,or via a hanging point at the top.
As yet not used in anger as only delivered today,but I've pitched it the garden & seam sealed it (came with it).
Loads of room if just using the fly (with or without a ground sheet)
 

RG30something

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Jun 23, 2020
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Not sure if anyone has already mentioned it but the Vango Banshee 200 is a great lightweight tent. Weighs about 1kg, packs up small, all in one piercing and I’ve used it in torrential rain on Dartmoor with no water getting it. It’s also not super expensive.