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Hey im looking for a tent under 600 usd that is under 15 pounds and will last 5 years or more. please note that it will be going through hell and back thanks


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sorry also it needs to be able to be carried in or perferably outside of my bag this is the most similar one i could find


Howdy, if you're looking for a sturdy backpacking tent, I highly recommend looking at the tarp tents website ( I have (had) the notch, it's bullet proof! And perfect for carrying on the outside of the pack. I loaned it to my son for our trip the Bridger Wilderness and now he won't give it back!  I would recommend my zpacks duplex, but now after 3yrs, it's leaking like a sieve during all-night rains, and zpacks response is, oh well, it's been 3 yrs....When I paid almost $600, I expect it to last a REALLY LONG time!!!.

So... I took my old reliable REI quarter dome T2, sprayed with water proofing, took it on my recent Iceland Lauga Vegur backpacking trip ( (shameless plug) stayed bone-dry, but it weighs 3.5lbs.  Good hunting!

REI member since 1979  " It's not the years, it's the mileage"

REI Member Since 1979
Backpacking Icelands famous Laugavegur Trail, from Landmannalaugar to Thorsmork. July 1-5, 2019