Hello all! Long time reader; first time poster.
I'm looking for a new 2 person tent, and I've narrowed it down to the following: MSR Carbon Reflex or the Big Agnes Copper Spur. I've heard plenty of great reviews for both of these tents, but I can only pick one. The stats for the tents are the following:
Copper Spur UL2 Carbon Reflex 2 Minimum Weight 3 lb 1 oz 3 lbs Packaged Weight 3 lb 7 oz 3 lbs 9 oz Floor Area 29 sq ft 27 sq ft Floor Dimensions 90x52 84x46 Vestibule Area 9x2 sq ft 8.75x2 sq ft Peak Height 42 in 40 in Packed Size 6x18 6x20
My biggest concern for these tents is durability. I do a lot of hiking in PA, and I don't want to spend a couple hundred bucks on a tent just to have it fall apart after a couple of seasons of use. This is going to become my main go-to tent, and I'd like to possibly use it for a thru hike in a couple of years. In particular, I like these tents because they have enough usable length-my sleeping bag & pad are 6'6". However, I'm afraid that the carbon fiber poles of the MSR will be too fragile, while I wonder about the durability of the Copper Spur's fabric. Anybody have experience with these tents?