So I've been bouncing back and forth between tent styles. Awesome prices on some BD I-Tents, Fitzroys & Tempests yet. I love the simplicity, durability, lightweight, reputation of the the I-Tent & Fitzroys. These tents look to be something you could buy, blindfold yourself, dump out in the front yard and have it set up within minutes. Except for the Tempest. But, I don't know if a single wall is the way to go. I think it would work great for SA but don't know about future climbs in other climates. I would also need to purchase the vestibule for the I-Tent and Fitzroy.
The MH EV's are out due to the vestibule having a floor
. The Trangos are to stinkin heavy as is any other tent in it's class that weighs 10+lbs. I came across new MSR Fury's for $460. It's still lightweight even being a double wall. It might take a bit more effort to set up in not so friendly conditions. But it has a floorless vestibule and is somewhat lightweight at 7lbs. And it's big for a 2 person.
Thanks for the ideas on all the tents. Most them have been checked off of the list for whatever reason as I seem to keep coming back to a few tents over and over.
Quality with the BD's may win over the Fury. MSR makes decent stuff but I'm not sure if they stack up with BD stuff. I wish a guy could set them up side by each and compare.