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Average weight of backpacking tents?
    #14423460 - 05/09/11 09:36 AM (10 years, 3 days ago)

I got myself a backpacking tent yesterday and tested it out last night.

It's 2 person

4pounds 10 ounces

and it's greeeeeen

I'm new to backpacking but not new to hiking.

Is this a good weight?


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Re: Average weight of backpacking tents? [Re: Yared]
    #14423517 - 05/09/11 10:01 AM (10 years, 3 days ago)

Mine is 2.6 kilos

I think if your going light weight the general rule is you don't take a tent :tongue:  hammock or bivvy bag

I can't sleep like that though I have to use a tent to get a good rest.


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Re: Average weight of backpacking tents? [Re: Yared]
    #14423634 - 05/09/11 10:47 AM (10 years, 3 days ago)

That's good. The norm is ~5 pounds.


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Re: Average weight of backpacking tents? [Re: nice1]
    #14423636 - 05/09/11 10:47 AM (10 years, 3 days ago)

I'm thinking about getting a Hennesee Hammock for lightweight

Are you saying you can't get a good night's rest in a hammock?


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Re: Average weight of backpacking tents? [Re: Yared]
    #14423735 - 05/09/11 11:31 AM (10 years, 3 days ago)

I just can't sleep without walls - I'm just weird like that  :smile:  Its not the comfort...

Basically if anything wants to get in the tent I will wake up and have my knife under my pillow.  If I'm in a hammock I feel more exposed. 

I tend to hide my tent in between bushes.  i always pick places where no one can see me and very unlikely to find me.  I camp illegally though - where ever I can get away with it basically.  Sometimes just in big hollow bushes in cities :grin: so stealth is my best defence against cops and thieves.


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Re: Average weight of backpacking tents? [Re: Yared]
    #14424842 - 05/09/11 04:08 PM (10 years, 3 days ago)

I'm pretty sure it's WAAAAAY easier to stealth camp in a hammock than a tent.
There's no such thing as a bad nights sleep in a hennessy hammock as long as you aren't freezing to death.
I find sleeping in my hammock to be about ~10x more comfortable then sleeping in my tent.

OP- a 2 person tent for 4lbs 10oz isn't bad at all, that's about the norm. Of course you can get much more lightweight tents but they also tend to cost a lot more.

Example: I was looking at buying a new tent for me and the girlfriend to use for general abuse and car camping. (Since a hammock isn't exactly the most practical thing for a couple all the time.. it works, but it can be a little crowded unless you have one of the huge models)

My top pick was an MSR Carbon Reflex 2 - a 2person tent w/ a full rainfly, with carbon fiber poles, the whole thing weighing a mere 2lb 13oz. You can ditch the the tent body and just use the footprint and rainfly together for a minimalist shelter only weighing 2lbs. But at $500... I couldn't really justify it to myself.

I ended up going with a Marmot Limelight 3. While not my top pick, it's quite a bit heavier at 5 lbs. 10 oz, but it was also HALF the price of the MSR, and a 3-person tent.. not 2. I picked it based on the price range and it has the best reviews I found out of any <$250 tent I looked at. Not my ideal tent by any means, but it does has everything I need it for, and since I'm probably ONLY going to be using it for car camping, the weight was not a deal breaker. So far I love it, going to give it a test run in a few weeks.

When I need to pack light for backpacking, or camping solo.. I just bring my Hennessy Hammock.
But it's good to have a tent backup. I may go for the Carbon Reflex or something similar down the line, but for now I'm content.


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Re: Average weight of backpacking tents? [Re: Shroomism]
    #14493968 - 05/22/11 02:57 PM (9 years, 11 months ago)

I have a single person Mountain Hardware tent that 2.5 lbs including ground cover - fits me & the dog & my pack.  My 2 person tent is just at 5 lbs with ground tarp, but I split the weight with my husband to keep my pack under 20 lbs.  Tents have come a long way.  Now if the snow would just melt....


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