Originally Posted By k smith

i would be using the tent for solo backpacking in californias sierra mountains but i will not use it very much
only when my son decides not to go with me which only happens about 3 times a season soi don t want to blow a ton of cash on a tent i will use 3 times a year i do not do any winter camping only 3 season use is what it will see
thanks for the advice so far guys

k smith

Then I am guessing your not just looking for a sub $100 tent. You are looking for a sub $100 tent that is better than lugging the tent you use with your son. So what tent is this new purchase competing against?