Thank you everyone for the awesome advice. The poles on my current tent are about ready to give, so I need a new tent asap. Both base camps are sold out. I think I'm going to take a chance on the Wawona 4 and then start saving and waiting for a Springbar. I'm so glad I wrote to ask for advice!
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I've been searching for a new tent for awhile and despite spending hours online I am stumped. Is the tent of my dreams just not out there? Here are my requirements: I camp by myself but would like the ability to have one other person in the tent so need at least a two person tent, probably a four person, but have been camping in a six person tent lately. I am 5'1" but I have knee issues and can't kneel so having a tent tall enough to stand most of the way up is key. I need a tent easy enough to put up by myself if necessary. I camp both in the desert and at the ocean and both get windy, so something capable of withstanding wind is required. My ideal tent has covering for the mesh that I can close up when it's cold in the desert but open when it's hot. Finally, I would really love a tent without sleeves for the poles, since my last two tents wore out first there, but I guess this isn't a deal breaker if everything else is there. Price range is ideally under $400 but again, I'm willing to consider more for the ideal tent. Thanks so much.
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