Wasn't sure where to post this, but I wanted to get some feedback on tents that you guys use. I'm looking for a 3 season, or a 4 season. Sleep 2 plus gear. Also some pack info.
I can't see paying $500 for a Hilleberg that I'll use (hopefully) 1 week per year. However, I want it to last a few years prior to needing replaced. Obviously weight is an issue due to having to pack it into the area. Kelty has a nice 3 season model/7lb for about $180, but I don't see any reviews and the pics aren't selling it to me as a tough 3 season tent. Cabelas extreme 4 season tent looks very durable, but the weight is 10lb. I don't like that. What are you guys using that my fit my under $300 budget/3 season durable tent? I've been to several websites, but can't find anything else useful. The Cabelas model definately looks very durable quality-wise...
Also, does anyone have any feedback on the new Cabelas Extreme Alaskian outfitter pack? Weight is 7lb with an aluminum external frame and over 4700ci of room. Also has a bow/gun holder on the side, not down middle of back. I know everyone has there favorites, but looking for some good feedback on affordable, yet durable equipment. From all the packs I've read about, this one is hard to beat on weight/functionality/price. Paying for a big name doesn't make the trip any easier. I can't see dropping $500 on a kuiu pack or however it is spelled that I'll hopefully use 1x per year or maybe every other year.
Thanks for the feedback on these 2 items.