10 years ago I bought [a superior 2007 version of] this tent: https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5027-703/Wanderer-2-Tent
Aside from being one of the most spacious "2 person" tents out there (1.63m X 2.30m interior floor space!) it is entirely non-mesh. Both of the doors have the option of unzipping the inner door to expose a mesh door for ventilation. This attribute makes it a great tent for camping out in the desert, or anywhere where there are fine particles that can get blown in under the fly and through the no-see-um mesh. It also makes it a good choice for colder weather camping, and having no mesh traps a bit more heat in, with the trade off being decreased airflow leading to greater challenges in managing condensation.
Unfortunately, the ravages of time, and UV, have been taking a toll on my beloved tent, and soon it will be time to get a new one.
My problem is that I am having quite a bit of trouble finding a suitable replacement!
Does anyone still make a non-mesh tent???
I remember over 5 years ago when MSR briefly had the Hubba Hubba HP, a non-mesh version of the popular Hubba Hubba. Unfortunately, that tent wasn't around in North America for long.
Here's what I'm looking for:
- 2-3 person
- 2 doors, 2 vestibules
- no mesh, but with inner doors that can be unzipped to expose the mesh doors
- ideally under 3.9kg, but that's not necessarily a deal breaker