Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Squamish, BC, Canada.
OK - I went a little overboard on the research and am posting here if anyone is interested for future reference. Disclaimer being that I've not actually seen any of the stuff so it is purely based on the numbers.
My priorities were light weight, reasonably priced, enough space for a taller guy and a small girl, mesh to keep the bugs off, tarp for a bit of light rain protection.
I'm going with a Brooks Range Ultralight Mini Guide Tarp and a Sea to Summit Mesh Tent for a total claimed weight of 669g and a total of 355CAD inc. shipping. Altitude Sports in Quebec seems to be the only place that carries the Sea to Summit Gear in Canada and when I entered my email at checkout and then left it to sit while continuing to research, they emailed me a 20% off code (MBC20) which cinched the deal. The tarp I will order from the US though if I didn't have a convenient connection there, I'd probably have gone with the Big Agnes Onyx UL (also from Altitude Sports).