@mcdudr3 thanks so much for reaching out to us - these are some of our favorite kinds of questions to weigh in on! First, we'll start by recommending this article: how to choose a backpacking tent. Without knowing your budget (typically less expensive = heavier) and if you'd prefer a free-standing tent, here are a few suggestions to consider:

  • REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus - 92" in length, heavier at a little over 5lbs, free-standing with 2 doors, easy set-up, full rainfly
  • REI Co-op Quarter Dome SL 2 - 88" in length, weighs less than 3lbs, free-standing with 2 doors and lots of mesh for warm/dry nights, and full rainfly for wet ones
  • Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL 2 - 86" in length, weighs just over 2lbs, not fully free-standing, 2 doors with lots of mesh and a full rainfly

There are certainly lots of options - let us know if you have additional questions or other tents you'd like our perspective on!

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