Sadly after many years my trusted Helsport tunnel tent1 took some damage in a storm that I'm not sure will be repairable. I'm therefore looking into the possibility of getting a new tent.
When I looked into tent trade-offs last, tunnel tents where the ones who provided the best ratio in terms of internal space2 for low weight.3
That was a long time ago though, I have have seen many new (and sometimes rather exotic) tent constructions here and there...
So are there tent constructions that provides more space than tunnel tents do for the same weight?
Some details on what I'm looking for and what not:
- I'm looking for 3-season double-wall tent constructions.
- Size that I'm targeting: 2-3 person tent
- I'm not currently interested in ultralight-solutions. I do self-sustained treks of 1-2 weeks in northern Scandinavia - and quite frankly, I don't trust ultralight solutions enough to bring them with me on such a trip.
- As I hope my new tent will last me an other 10-15 years, I'm ok with spending some money. While an answer such as "more expensive tunnel tents will be lighter than cheap ones" isn't exactly what I'm looking for, if it boils down to it I'll go that way...
1 : My tent is probably the ancestor model to the Fjellheimen Pro Camp. Only like 20 years older. :)
2 : I don't need standing height. I'm mostly looking for space in the inner tent and a roomy vestibule for keeping packs etc.
3 : In comparison, dome tents tend to (tended to?) provide you the best stability/robustness in high winds and adverse conditions.