I know these are two completely different types of tents, but I'm looking for a light 3+ season, double-walled tent without too much mesh on the inner and these are the best contenders I can find:
Considering they are almost the same price, I realize the Scarp is probably a better tent. BUT... and its a big but... the Terra Nova is freestanding (and a pound lighter)! Where I camp in the Catskills and Adirondacks, there are not so many wide open spaces to stake out a tent like the Scarp. The ground tends to be rocky and if you find a good flat spot, it might be quite narrow (better for the Terra Nova). Then again, I have never used a non-freestanding tent, so maybe I'm overstressing the importance of that feature?