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Question: Which new tent? :: Total Votes:8
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Eureka Midori 2 0 [0.00%]
Kelty Salida 2 3 [37.50%]
Marmot Limelight 2 5 [62.50%]
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Hey guys,

Upgrading new tent soon trying to decide on these three. Please let me know if ya'll have any experience with any of the tents listed. Thanks guys.
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All three are decent manufacturers but I've never had a backpacking tent (I've had a couple of Eureka car camp tents and liked them) from any of them let alone those models.
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I know the Salida only has 1 vestuble and 1 door.  That may or may not be an issue.

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Doors arent too much of a concern. I am mostly concerned with Surprise elements/weather. I dont like to get wet by any measure when I am out. condensation, rain, etc. I am basically wanting to see which of those would hold up the best if the weather turns for the worse.
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The Salida has small vestibules and cramped heading, the Limelight is too heavy for my tastes, but otherwise pretty great.
The Eureka is pretty tough feeling, but I can't vouch for rough weather.
If I had to recommend something though,

https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/Detail/Tent/lonespring2
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Those variations on the theme of the Emerald Mountain are an interesting approach.
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All three of these tents have one door and one vestibule. The Midori and the Salida are about the same size and weight. The Midori has some advantages over the Salida: a heavier floor, side pullouts to keep the fly pulled away from the tent, gear loft, and it looks like it might have a bit more headroom but I'm not sure.

The Marmot Limelight 2 is 2" shorter than the other two tents and a half a pound heavier. The floor has a heavier coating (3000mm vs 1800mm in the other two). The 3rd browpole will give you more headroom. So that's what you get for the extra half lb.

These should all be acceptable tents, although the Salida really needs side pullouts. on the fly.

My favorite economical 2P (for the moment) is the Alps Mountaineering Zephyr 2. The square shape at the top gives you good headroom.
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How tall are you and are you sharing the tent?

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