Apr 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm #1302207
Going to be spending most of the summer in the Alaskan backcountry, so I need to have a tent worthy of that kind of abuse! Looking for something strong enough to withstand months of rain, snow, wind, etc, but also light enough for long-distance backpacking. I'm open to any make and model, would like to stay under $250, and would prefer a tent not a tarp.
I have a SMD Skyscape Scout with porch in excellent shape (worth about $100) that I would be willing to use for a partial trade or something.
Thanks!Apr 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm #1980645
Tim LindBPL Member
I have a Big Agnes fly creek UL 1. If interestedApr 26, 2013 at 8:08 am #1980714
Derek WeeksBPL Member
I have a Mountain hardware skyeview three, which is a great tent and nice size, but weighes about 8 or 9 pounds I would let go of for about $195 plus shipping
I payed about $415
You can email for picturesApr 26, 2013 at 8:47 am #1980723
Jay WilkersonBPL Member
@creachenLocale: East Bay
PM SentApr 26, 2013 at 10:46 am #1980776
I have an REI Arete used onceApr 26, 2013 at 11:03 am #1980785
Sent you a PMApr 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm #1980813
Steven ParisBPL Member
@saparisorLocale: Pacific Northwest
I have a Sierra Designs Hyperlight AST (in great shape) that is now used only for car camping, but even then, I haven't actually used it at all in the last few years, so I could sell it. Here's the info on trailspace:Apr 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm #1980815Apr 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm #1980940
Richard ScruggsBPL Member
Nick — you might check out GoLite's Shangri-La 3 (formerly known as Hex 3).
Per the GoLite website, the total weight of the Shangri-La 3 is about 4 1/2 lbs (fly, inner nest, pole, and stakes), and that can be reduced a good bit if you're already carrying hiking sticks — use the sticks lashed together (or just use one of them with an extender) in place of the provided pole.
Here's a link to the Shangri-La 3 page at Go-Lite's website:
Here's a review by BPL staff of the Hex 3, the former version of the Shangri-La:
Many other reviews can be found here at BPL's website — enter "hex 3" in the search box at the upper right corner of BPL's web page (and might also try searching BPL's site for "Shangri-La 3" to locate reader reviews/discussions of that current version of the Hex 3).
Plus, there are a lot of reviews (80 or so!) to be found at the "Shangri-La 3" page of GoLite's website linked above.
As it appears from the GoLite website linked above, the Shangri-La 3 is currently on sale for $249.99 (reduced from $500), with free shipping for orders over $100.
PS – if you're going to need space for more than 2 folks, the Shangri-La 5 is another option, at $50 more (plus a bit more weight at 5 3/4 lbs).
Here's the link to the Shangri-La 5 page at GoLite (out of stock til May, tho):Apr 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm #1980951
– -K.T.- –BPL Member
I just picked up a Marmot Pulsar 1P for $219 shipped from Campsaver. Nice roomy interior. Bomber fly and floor. 3 pounds. Lifetime warranty.
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