Had this one for years, held up to everything I needed it for and more. Don’t think you can find a better tent for about $100.
ALPS Mountaineering isn’t well known as they aren’t the company typically raising the bar. They take a more modest approach, using tried and true materials. Three man tent for about $120 looks like a deal.
For the lighter two plank wanker out there, some Fritschis. If you don’t need the DIN of the Dukes these could be a steal for you at the price.
A luxury item for sure, and I used to laugh at them myself, but then one day I lay down post-hike in a friend’s…and woke up an hour later. Some of these were recalled a year or so ago, I’m assuming the ones REI sells are post-recall, if not maybe you can retire on this hammock in two ways.
Last one, Sub Kilo +20 bag
I always stayed away from down, being from the Northwest and all. Then gradually over my California years upgraded piece by piece to down, and ended up being able to go down a pack size. Of course if you’re in wetter climates could be an issue.