Starting to look at gear for ultralight to minimalist extended trek hiking. I have access to the discount Alps gives to Boy Scouts (45% off). Anything they have worth the weight even so heavily discounted?
They are not known for lightweight, but they do sell some close to bombproof tents. I have a two person extreme that has got a lot of nights on it and has never failed me, even in some nasty snow/rain conditions. But it is heavy. Thier prices are low for what you get. RDL
But the companies seem to have the potential to manufacture any tent at a reasonable and sometimes ridiculously low price. If they decided to make a lightweigt tent I think they could do it at a very low price.
Perhaps they don't see the market as being large enough to make it worth their time.