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WTB Freestanding 2-person tent with dual side doors, 5 lbs or less


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  • #3514912
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    Peak height 40 inches or more. I’ll be camping on Santa Cruz Island and don’t want to take my Duplex because of the aggressive animals. Will use the tent later for car camping. Don’t want to spend a whole lot. Possibly a very roomy solo tent might meet my needs. Anyone have a “heavy weight” tent they don’t use any more?

    #3514940
    Nicholas D
    BPL Member

    @nhdean53

    #3515091
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    <p style=”padding-left: 60px;”>Interesting. I’d be happier with a door that is more centered on the side with a higher opening. If I can’t find anything else, the price on the featherstone is great. Thanks.</p>

    #3515119
    Stephen Bing
    BPL Member

    @stephbing

    Locale: SoCal

    Aggressive animals?

    #3515193
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    There are apparently small foxes that pee on everything to mark it and can open zippers and will eat through your gear to get to food. The ravens can also open zippers and aggressively go after food. Probably similar to ravens I encountered in the Grand Canyon. Two took every item out of my pack and pecked holes in anything remotely edible, like my antibacterial ointment. Luckily I’d heard about them and hung my food and left the top of my pack open so the pack wasn’t damaged and I didn’t lose too much stuff.

    #3515220
    Stephen Bing
    BPL Member

    @stephbing

    Locale: SoCal

    Wow that’s interesting. Maybe you can rent a tent from REI or someone else and just make sure you leave it empty until you sleep on it? You can also get used ones during their garage sales.

    #3515274
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    Since I will have to rent for 10 days even though I’ll only be camping 4, I’m pretty sure it’ll be cheaper to buy!

    #3515470
    Bradley Weber
    BPL Member

    @zipweber

    Locale: SouthEast

    Allen Law in this Gear Swap has an REI Half Dome 2 for $100.  Might be just over your 5# requirement but could be a good option.  Might be worth reaching out and seeing if it’s still available, condition, etc.

    Good Luck and have fun on your trip!

    #3515471
    Bradley Weber
    BPL Member

    @zipweber

    Locale: SouthEast

    NM, just saw you’re already on it!  :)

    #3515502
    Kirtland D
    BPL Member

    @fukuromomonga

    I have a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 Mtnglo for sale for 325$ with the BA footprint.

    #3515506
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    Thanks Kirtland, I’m looking for something cheaper (so it won’t hurt so much if the foxes pee on it).

    #3515548
    Brendon R
    Spectator

    @drhyke

    I’ve got an REI tent, not sure what model, two person tent with a footorint. Total weight around 4 lbs, I’ll sell for 200. Only used two nights.

     

    #3515551
    Brendon R
    Spectator

    @drhyke

    Actually it’s just over 3 lbs, just checked again to make sure.

     

     

    #3515553
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    Hi Brendon,

    Could you send a photo of it set up? Any way you can find out what year and model?

     

    #3515554
    Jeffs Eleven
    BPL Member

    @woodenwizard

    Locale: NePo

    Carol, I have an old hubbahubba with the orange ‘wet-look’ (read: sticky, ridiculously sticky) shell. Its delaming and ugly, but waterproofish (maybe not a storm?). You can have it if you want.  I have the footprint too. Only reason we dont keep it is the fly (and segment saturation in the gear closet).

    #3515559
    Ralph Wood
    BPL Member

    @visualscapes

    Locale: Northern CA

    Hi Carol,

    I stayed on Santa Cruz island a few years ago. We ferried into prisoners bay and dry camped the first night at Del Norte. The next day we hiked over to Scorpion Ranch and spent 2 nights there. That’s when we saw a lot of foxes. It was pretty fun to see them so close. None of them were aggressive and only would really come into camp when our group would leave. Then they would get up on the picnic table and look for crumbs but that was about the extent of it. Animal proof food storage lockers are provided and we kept all of our food and cookware inside without incident.

    I think your Duplex should be fine. I had a Zpacks hexamid tent at the time and never had a fox look at it twice. :)

    Here’s a picture of one near our camp.

    #3515562
    Mike B
    BPL Member

    @highwarlok

    Locale: Colorado

    Carol if you can’t find something here that you like you can try SAC (Steep and Cheap) and Geartrade there are some options there for heavier options that might work for you.

    #3515595
    Carol Crooker
    BPL Member

    @cmcrooker

    Locale: Desert Southwest, USA

    Hi Ralph,

    You convinced me! I’ll use my Duplex.

    Thanks so much for all the offers and ideas everyone!

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