Appreciate it! Think I'll go to 7 pound save another $100 or so then try my luck. Just wanted to see what criteria I needed to adjust.You're criteria doesn't exist. Cheap, light and sturdy. Pick two.
But seriously, your best bet would be to snatch something up with a coupon on Sierra Trading Post or similar. <$200 for a high quality, sub 6 pound, 4 man tent probably isn't going to happen without getting really lucky.
I got the Mountainsmith Genesee 4 for uses just like what you described. Full price is $199. It's listed multiple places online for $150: https://www.backcountryedge.com/mountainsmith-genesee-4.html?gclid=CPHgnbbXldECFZJlfgodN18Dlg
just over 6lbs.
Floorless is fine its the bugs that bothers everyone but me, so a net is a must. When I said four person I forgot to count the golden retrieverThose BD Megalights are an awesome choice if you're cool with the floor situation. I've waited out storms with 4 adults in them. They aren't that tight.
Thanks! I just got two from sams club. This is how we solved the packable kids bag dilemma. Bought another adult bag, they actually pack smaller than any kid bag. If your interested it was the kelty tuck 30, 2.5 pounds compresses to about 9x8. Its actually en rated too for under $100.Costco down quilt $40 for 2 quilts. I'm not sure how warm they would be for kids but thought I would forward the info. My main problem has been getting a huge kid sleeping bag in my pack with my own gear. One time I went without a sleeping bag (slept in my rain gear) and just carried my 8 year old daughters sleeping bag. These are light enough they could carry there own quilt and at $20 each you can't beat that. I do not own one so keep that in mind but there are a lot of reviews online.
I found some TNF Aleutian bags on close out just after that happened several years ago. I think they are under 2 lbs. but I have since picked up down bags for everyone.Thanks! I just got two from sams club. This is how we solved the packable kids bag dilemma. Bought another adult bag, they actually pack smaller than any kid bag. If your interested it was the kelty tuck 30, 2.5 pounds compresses to about 9x8. Its actually en rated too for under $100.
The down quilts equate to about 50 degrees according to the homework people did on another forum. Heard they work real nice in a sol bivy. They are so light and cheap with many uses.
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