Gear to buy: solo shelter for a tall guy

Criteria:

  • Size.  Looking for a tent that fits a 6′ 4″ guy.  Need to be able to sit up and move freely when there is condensation on the walls.
  • Protection from bugs.  Sanity protection.
  • Weight.
  • Etc.  Sheds wind.  Ease of setup.  Easy to enter and exit.

Spreadsheet in Google Drive: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jq96i-PW64lG-PLhQ0gP0vwqEuAWfUjWTrftjIxBS2Y/edit?usp=sharing

 

Manufacturer Name Tent weight (grams) Length (cm) Height (cm) # stakes # trekking poles Style Cost Material
ZPacks Hexamid Solo 320 227 119 8 1 tarptent, LOW side entry, netting floor Cuben
ZPacks Hexamid Solo-plus 374 234 130 10 1 tarptent, LOW side entry, netting floor $475.00 Cuben
Mountain Laurel Designs Cricket Tent 425 264 112 6 2 tarptent, not fully enclosed! $295.00 Cuben
Six Moon Designs Skyscape X 425 262 114 5 2 tarptent, side entry, 2 doors!?! $565.00 Cuben
Six Moon Designs Deschutes CF + Serenity Net 510 213 112 6 1 tarp + net $450.00 Cuben
Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 550 220 87 12 0 double-walled tent, front entry Cuben
Yama Mtn Gear Cirriform SW – 1 person 553 226 104 – 66 8 2 tarptent, front entry Cuben
ZPacks Hexamid Duplex 567 229 122 8 2 tarptent, side entry $595.00 Cuben
Yama Mtn Gear Cirriform DW – 1 person 573 224 97 – 56 8 2 tarp + net, front entry Cuben
Mountain Laurel Designs SoloMid + InnerNet 578 229 112 5 1 – 2 pyramid + net Cuben
Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape + Serenity Net 624 213 112 6 1 tarp + net Silnylon
Mountain Laurel Designs DuoMid + InnerNet 635 229 112 8 1 – 2 pyramid + net Cuben
Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo 661 208 38 8 2 tarptent, front entry $575.00 Cuben
Locus Gear Khufu CTF3 + mesh 760 220 130 9 – 13 1 pyramid Cuben
Tarptent Notch 765 213 109 – 31 2 tarptent, side entry, separate netting $275.00 Silnylon
LightHeart Solo – Standard 794 338 109 2 double-walled, sideish entry $245.00 Silnylon
LightHeart SoLong 6 867 254 114 6 2 tarptent, side entry $298.00 Silnylon

 

Someone else’s useful spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkDBpEtGkJYodGFZMGpGd2RUR19HWGtrSmU5bXN4Y1E&usp=sharing#gid=0

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