I'm in the process of looking for a new (or possibly gently used) tent. My favorite tent is a Sierra Designs model that was new in 1992 and still works great. It's a 3-person tent made to use in 4 seasons. While it has plenty of mesh windows, all of them can be zipped closed with a cover of nylon, keeping in the warmth generated by our bodies while we sleep and keeping the wind out.
It seems that Sierra Designs and North Face are no longer making 4 season tents unless they are expedition class tents -- which is overkill for my purposes.
What I'm looking for:
- 3 person tent
- reasonably lightweight materials (not ultra light, but light enough that I could carry it for a mile in my pack)
- 4 season use -- not all mesh
What brands do you recommend looking at? What is your favorite tent and why?