Originally Posted By Marieke
The only tarptents I’ve found seem to need a hiking pole to set up. Since I don’t use hiking poles, thats not really an option for me.

None of the three person+ Tarptents require hiking poles to set up.

Rainshadow 3 can set up with a hiking pole, but you can purchase an optional pole to use instead. Even with the optional pole it is a roomy 3 person tent under 1.4 kgs.

The Cloudburst 3 and the 4-person Hogback do not require trekking poles to set up. I have a Hogback and it is my absolute favorite tent. I don't know how I could do backpacking with my family of 4 without it.