Over the years we've had a number of brands in our backpacking tent rental fleet; most recently models from Sierra Designs and Big Sky International. The used ones we have for sale now are 1-person models such as the Sierra Designs Flashlight, and the Big Sky Soul 1. We have 2-person and 2+ models (basically, room for 2 plus gear or 3 smaller campers), also from Big Sky. See the respective web sites for specs or give us a call for more details.
We cycle them out and sell as used while they are still fully functional, but showing some aesthetic issues that we don't want to send out as rentals any more. These tents still have years of life left in them, and include stuff sack, complete pole sets, and stakes. All buckles and zippers are working. As far as usage condition, they may show one or more (but not likely all) of the following points of wear:
Sewn mesh repairs
Holes repaired with strong clear tape in fly or body
Fading of colors
Some pin holes of such minor issue they were not repaired (add clear tape if wanted, or use a Tyvek ground sheet that we include with the sale)
See photos for examples of wear conditions with the tents.
Our used sales price is 50% or less of the item's original MSRP. We offer a 10-day-from-purchase satisfaction guarantee - if the condition of the tent isn't satisfactory for the price you paid, return it within 10 days of ordering and we'll refund the cost of the item and any ship-to-you costs charged. Or, just rent a tent instead!
If you plan on using a tent regularly, then buying used is a great option. Here are our rates for used backpacking tents compared to the current MSRP:
1-man Sierra Designs Flashlight (retailed $199) $99
1-man Big Sky Soul (retailed $189) $89
2-man Big Sky Soul (retailed $249) $n/a
2.5-man Big Sky Soul (retailed $349) $169
Shipping is as charged by UPS to your zip code. You can see exactly how much before entering any personal information by using the 'shipping estimator' you'll see early in checkout.