I need a new 1 person backpacking tent...
I need a new 1 person backpacking tent that is as small and light as possible while still functioning as a free standing tent . I have a tight budget so I can't afford to purchase a bum tent. So far I am pretty much sold on the Marmot Eos tent because of the design, brilliant features, small stuff size and great reviews. On the other hand the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 is a little lighter but appears to have all the same great features, they just dont have the extremely helpful version of Curlys clips to demonstrate the features. Can anyone help tip the scales and tell me which one they prefer and why? If you have experience with one or both tents, your input would be greatly appreciated.
I will pretend that there is NOT a $30 difference between these two tents since $30 is relatively a small price. So in my opinion:
CRITERIA = WINNING TENT
Living space = SL1 (by far)
Weather Proofness = SL1 (better guy points and lower fly)
Weight = SL1
Material Durability = Eos
Ease of Setup = Eos
Vestibule = SL1
Ease of Entry = Eos
Color = Eos! (who wants a grey tent?)
What tent would I choose? Big Agnes SL1 and I am sure that few would argue with me but I have seen the Eos on some smashing sales which is why I bought it over the SL1.