I'm thinking of buying a tent to take on tour.
Obviously it should be light, compact, easy to put up, etc: What do you suggest?
I may buy one here - if I can get a good one that's suitable. I had a quick look in a local camping shop this afternoon and saw a nice one for about 70 quid (cheap!). But it weightd 2.7kg, which seems a bit much. I noticed it was made in China - but couldn't see the make.
I use a kiva but a lot of the guys i work with use these and we spend many nights out all year round. The go light is an ideal one man tent and will happily take two but 3 would be a squeeze.
The Tent is light and strong and can take the the worst whether mother nature can through at us. Single pole tipi style tents are some of the lightest and strongest tents out there, they are designed to be used on snow caps and glaciers.
We use our the outer tent only but both tents do have a separate inner with floor but these are bought separately and almost double the weight and pack size of the tent. I have never found i have needed an inner tent though not even in the worst weather.
Some people think it is strange having a tent with no floor but it makes life so much easier. You can were your boot in it and thanks to the size you can cook very safely in it. I carry a tarp to use under my sleeping bag to keep it off the floor. One point is that you will get a lot of condensation but all tents do you just dont see it thanks to the inner, the size of these tents mean the condensation is not an issue because you are lot likely to touch the sides.
If i did not have the Kiva which is 4 man i would definitely have the go lite Hex.
I don't think I'm going to be living in a tent - it's just an emergency thing in case I get stuck somewhere. That's why I'm reluctant to spalsh out big bucks on one.
Today i saw my IBS advertising this, the topeak bikamper tent. It looks quite interesting. I would be interested in testing one.