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Hey this looks like an awesome tent for...

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Hey this looks like an awesome tent for my boyscout son. It is lightweight. the thing is he has to share it with another scout and be able to store a foot locker and/or a hiking bag in it. Is it big enough and would you recommend it for him?

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Yea sure these tent would be great for him it is super light and has a big access door, and if you are concerned about space you could get the vestibule for these tent that is sold separately. http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/shop/mountain/shelters/hilight-tent-vestibule

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I would say look elsewhere. This tent would probably be fine, but there're better suited tents out there for a lot less money. Look at the REI half dome or Mountain Hardwear lightwedge. They're both about $200 cheaper and have vestibules meaning you'd save another $140 by not having to buy one for the hilight. Its also very small, he and the other kid are gonna be really cozy in this thing. Also look at the marmot limelight.

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Boy Scout tent? Depends on the scout. You mentioned sharing it, and putting a foot locker inside. Both of those requirements would best be met by other tents. James Jenden gave you some good advice.

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this thing won't last too long in scouts either, and its pretty hard to fit even a daypack inside with two people. A cheap 3 season would work just fine for scouts.