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Too heavy for single wall!

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I picked this tent up in a store and man was it heavy! I couldn't fathom how a single walled two person tent like this could weigh almost 5 lbs. There are tons of tents that are single wall for two plus people that weigh under 4 lbs. There are some under 3 lbs! What a failure this tent it. If one were to want a single wall shelter they could spend less and get a hell of a lot lighter weight out of it. The only reason to sacrifice your double walled breathability is for ultra light weight. Save yourself the weight and the money and look for small cottage manufacturers to fill that need. TNF could really have done better here.

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Right on ak, first thing I though was wow why so heavy. Can you reccomend some good alternatives por favor?

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The Phoenix is actually a great tent for *MOST* applications...simplicity of setup, dry, easy to vent, TONS (and I mean an incredible amount) of headroom...It is my go-to travel tent.

That said, if you are looking for the LIGHTEST, try the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2. As light as it gets, double-wall, but NOT a ton of room. Their SL2 is also very light, with a bit more room.

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Actually, to respond to the two additional posts above... If you are looking for the LIGHTEST you definitely DO NOT want the Big Agnes Fly creek, because its a double walled tent. If you want the LIGHTEST tents, you can't find them on a website like this, you need to go to or Mountain Laural Designs. They both make single walled tents with full bug and rain protection. Expect to spend double what a normal tent costs when you use cuben fiber. My favorite tent in the USA is the zpacks duplex and solplex tents made in cuben fiber. They weight 16-19 oz depending on size and options. That's right, you read this correctly... ONE LB and just over ONE LB for an entire tent. This is the future of tents.