What's your usage going to be? Yes, Hilles are heavier than your regular tents from backpacking brands, but there's no comparison in durability and longevity. If you are going to pitch in tight quarters then a lot of mids and other floorless shelters will be out of consideration. There's no one tent that's good in every situation and condition.I am thinking of a new tent, would like a Hilleberg, but I am wondering how much most of you guys tents weigh ? I like quality stuff but 8 lbs. seems like quite heavy ?
What brand is your four season tent ?Really depends on the seasons you are hunting. If you roll into a 4 season tent, you will have higher weight in your pack than a 3 season.
I think you are going to get a range of answers here, especially with a floorless shelters, single wall shelters, etc.
Personally, I use a 3 season tent the most but have a 4 season tent in the event I head out for the late season.
My goal is to be in the sub 4lb mark for 90% of my hunts with my 3 season tent.
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Really need a good durable “ do it all” tent. From above timber line in Colorado in sept- nov. to Texas in feb- March. A floor is a must, rattle snakes, spiders and scorpions are very prevalent. Been using my sons, not sure what brand it is, or how much it weighs, never really thought about it.
Unless he buys a used DCF Seek shelter he isn't getting one from them directly right now.It's really hard to have a do it all shelter...eventually youl be compromising
The seek outside Cimeron light and mld bivy is a very versatile set up but it's expensive...I really enjoy always having that bivy option incase I get hit with a hurricane and just wana crawl in a hole
Also has a bug net...for the creeps
The dyneema fabric is awesome and won't soak in...the cimeron light is a no Brainer shelter
Between both I'm at around 20oz for a versatile shelter when going with a parter...and if not I'm still in the 30oz range in a mansion
Just some thoughts