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Hilight next to Stoic Arx

Hilight next to Stoic Arx

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These are both supposedly two man tents, but the Stoic has about twice as much total area as the Hilight. It's really a one-man tent unless you're alpine climbing or something.

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I'd say the HiLight is more of a 1.5 person tent, meaning it's not really big enough for two unless you're willing to leave all gear outside but bags and matts. Even then, you'd better be really small and/or like each other a lot.

It's a great solo shelter, though.

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I'd say the HiLight is more of a 1.5 person tent, meaning it's not really big enough for two unless you're willing to leave all gear outside but bags and matts. Even then, you'd better be really small and/or like each other a lot.

It's a great solo shelter, though.

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Ha! I've had THREE people sleep in my BD Lighthouse (older version of the same tent, but about the same size). But only once- two is normal. I LOVE this tent... unfortunately, after seven years, two trips to Australia, a trip to Patagonia, two years of trips to Indian Creek almost every weekend, a three month camping and climbing road trip, four days on Lost Arrow Spire (tent was a poor choice), and finally, a dog jumping through what WAS a small hole, I think it's time to retire this tent. I never tried it in the snow, but the only time I had issues with condensation was when I used it outside Flagstaff (elev ~7,500 ft) in December. I am bummed the HiLight doesn't have the mesh door of the Lighthouse. That was one of my favorite features- like having the best of both worlds (single wall vs. mesh + fly).