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Just Tom
07-16-2015, 17:45
OK, jumping out of the ultralight tent questions to questions on a two-person 4 season tent.

As a compromise between cost, weight, and durability, what do you all think of the REI Arete ASL 2?


The ASL is supposed to be "all season long" (I guess). It is 5 lbs 14 oz, which for a 4 season tent seems pretty good. I'm not looking to climb Everest with this thing, but need something can can handle wind and snow from being setup for a few days at a time. Something that I can use doing winter base camping with the scouts, I'd also like it to be usable for short backpacking trips in the winter (say, Bear Mountain in CT) but nothing long and crazy.

Any thoughts?

Thanks as always, everyone has been really helpful in narrowing down my gear choices so far!