I’ve always affiliate tents with adventure especially with my family. My mom and dad just loved the sierras and they loved being spontaneous packing up the old VW and away we would go up to Sequoia or Yosemite and Tuolumne Meadows. We would normally leave on a Friday evening and drive through the night arriving at our destination no later than 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. I would always be so excited. Click on pictures to enlarge.
When I decided to hike the PCT I knew I would want a new tent so I started doing a little research looking at many different tents searching for the one that would best suit my needs; light and sturdy with a simple design. Here are some of the tents I researched. I feel any one of these tents would work very well on the PCT. Their easy construction and basic design make them quick to pitch in any sort of weather.
The Quarter Dome UL has adequate headroom and is a great free standing two pole Design. The Quarter Dome also has two entrances and good cross ventilation. It takes me 5min. to pitch this tent with the rain fly and at a little over $200. I feel it was the best bang for the buck. The best advice I can give you for choosing a tent is to have fun and pick the one that makes you happy.
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