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Best 3 Man Tent to Take on a Skiff

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A friend of mine and myself were going to take our boats and go camping. Do a little extended trip and stay for few nights away from civilization along the wild Texas coast. Fly fishing mostly, around April after spring break is over. Looking for a 3 man tent, one for each of us (no Broke Back mountain here). Looking for something light, will stay dry and pack small. What have you tried and what has worked best? I am looking at the North Face Homestead Domey 3, any thoughts, something better? This will be set up on land at a chosen good wild spot to camp and not on the skiff.
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I’ve had good success with the kelty brand for an entry level tent. They sell a few different models at dicks sporting goods and can normally be found on sale for around 100. They come with no-seeum mesh which is a bit finer mesh then most tents and great for beach/ sand camping.

North face and big Agnes are great tents but I’d spend my money on other fishing gear that you may use a bit more often IMO.
I 2nd Kelly brand tents. Affordable options and in a skiff the marginal amount of extra weight doesn’t matter. Many of their models have a great vestibule which can make camping on the beach a little more comfortable in a rain storm. I have owned multiple Kelty tents and they all hold up. Our current three person is big enough for me my fiancé and our two dogs on camping and hunting trips.
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