Black Diamond Firstlight Tent
For those of you interested in cutting some tent weight and reducing pack size, this is one of the lightest freestanding (4 rectangular corners) single-wall tent on the planet, and it's on sale at backcountry.com
for $210 and free economy shipping. (Claimed 2 lbs 11 oz.) You can also use coupon code for 20% off ("2Q8-1-WZBCG") (without quotes and expires 04/29), but I believe the code only applies to full-priced items; so that 20% doesn't apply to the tent, but will apply to other full-priced items you buy. Click on the "Redemption Code?" link under Payment Methods to enter the coupon code. I got the code from this board
This tent is really tight if you are around 6' or over. Read the reviews of it at backcountry and elsewhere. I once considered buying this tent, but decided to keep my current single-wall tent, and now have the TNF Vector. Also, single-wall tents aren't for everyone, especially when it pours heavily.
The reason I say "4 rectangular corners" is because some freestanding
tents have the poles intersecting at the back close to the ground, which may not provide enough stability in moderate breezes without being staked down.
Last edited by lancele; 04-26-08 at 02:18 AM.