I'm trying to enter UL backpacking and looking for a 1P tent. I own a Half Dome but the Flash Air seems to check off a lot of boxes while backpacking. However, I saw a review video showing a lot of condensation during a prolonged rain storm. The video was shot in the NE and I'll largely be in the Escalante, UT area; hopefully I will get out occasionally in western alpine climates too.

I'm hoping to hear from others and their real-world experiences in the drier climates of the West, and especially in canyon country. Was the limited ventilation in the Flash Air sufficient for a typical dry night? Does anyone have any alternative with weight and value in mind? I'm trying to keep the cost at or below $250. Thank you!