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Old 05-02-2019   #11
 
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We - 2 adults, 1 kid, 1 dog (who sleeps in the vestibule) went with the REI half dome 4 (https://www.rei.com/product/128694/r...me-4-plus-tent) because it was on sale super cheap. It’s a nice tent if you can find it on sale, otherwise the Limelight is probably better made and worth the extra $30.

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Old 05-02-2019   #12
 
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The wife picked up a Mt Hardware Pathfinder 3 a couple of weeks ago. She knows absolutely nothing about tents, but I'm a gear whore and love it. Goes up in minutes. My 11 year old can set it up. Stupid, stupid simple to set up.

Not a huge vestibule. The price was right, as she got it from the employee store.
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Old 05-02-2019   #13
 
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Seems like a floorless tent (megamid/tipi/pyramid) would be the way to go.
That doesn't work for us as we prefer to keep the dogs contained at night, so they are inside the tent.
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Old 05-02-2019   #14
 
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I just got a new tent from roll a cot.

Priced right. Bulky to pack so for me it is probably a truck camp tent. have not had a chance to actually sleep in it yet.

But it does have a double floor and made for two roll a cots and a roll a table inside with a decent vestibule.

You might check it out on the roll a cot web page
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Old 05-03-2019   #15
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Good luck...we still haven't found the happy medium. Family of 4 and two dogs.

My wife spent 10+ years as an Outward Bound instructor and still leads trips for other org's. I lived in a tent for a loooong time. We have a mega mid, a TNF 4 person backpacking tent, an MSR fly, an Snowpeak fly, a modified Big Agnes 3 forks, a Marmot 6 person, and just retired an older 4 season 3 person. No tent is right for all situations and I actually prefer to not have one at all. I leave the fam in the tent and sleep on my cot under the stars unless it is raining, which is where the fly comes in. Mosquitoes are a whole other wrinkle.
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Old 05-06-2019   #16
 
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An interesting recent comprehensive comparison of tents in this category can be found here:

https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topic...t-camping-tent

Looks like there are quite a few that meet your criteria. We've had the Tensleep Station 4 for a couple of years now and really like its design and functionality, especially the versatile vestibule.
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Old 05-11-2019   #17
 
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Front area for Dogs.

Go right now to REI Outlet.

Their anniversary sale starts on the 17th and runs through the 27th.

20% off on one Outlet item and also 20% off on a regular item for members.

A Grand Hut 4 used tent looks like you should consider it for just over $200

https://www.rei.com/used/p/rei-co-op...color=Marigold

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4-person.
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Old 05-11-2019   #18
 
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Check out the MSR Hubba Tour tent. Wife and I used the older version when it was a tent and then you purchased the Gear Shed vestibule separate. Now it is all in one designed for the bike packing crowd.
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