Can you think of any alternatives?
I'm thinking of buying a Lightwave t20 trek xt tunnel tent. It meets all of my requirements but I was wondering if any of you fine folk could recommend any alternatives that I may have missed?
I'm after a tent of a similar size, weight (lighter if possible), performance and price. I've had a look myself but can't find anything. I just dont want to spend a small fortune on a tent only to find one which would suit me better in a few weeks so I want to be absolutley certain its the one!
It's a good tent. Downsides (and every tent has downsides) are it's an inner first pitch where you need the inner pitched for it to work at all, and it can be a bit of a game getting the fly on and the front pole in. Neither should be deal-breakers. You can get round those with a Vango Spirit 200+ but it's a bit heavier, or a Hilleberg Nallo 2GT which is considerably easier to pitch but the best part of double the price.
So what you've selected is nomnally a good choice. Whether it's actually a good one depends what you have in mind for it...
Is it just you? If so you'll be carrying a lot more space than you need. Now, I'm a space whore and like lots of the stuff, but the t20 is a genuine 2 person design. If it's for two of you, no issue there.
You don't state your actual requirements so it is hard to make suggestions. I presume that you have decided the extended porch is important to you and it is worth the extra weight, otherwise there a lighter options. If all you want is a bit of extra interior space then various 3 man tents might suit. I have a somewhat similar Lightwave myself and it is a good tent but a bit heavy to my way of thinking. When backpacking I like to go light; when car camping you might as well take something palatial.
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