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View Full Discussion How does this tent compare to other brands? I mean, why does this regularly have $650+ price when others are like $200. http://a.co/fiponIW
No comparison. The tent you listed is a no-name chinese knock-off tent. Mountain Hardwear has been making tents for decades, and their Trango has been the standard for 4-season mountaineering tent for decades. It's robust enough to withstand high winds and snow loads, for trip into high altitude locations. The Trango has strong poles with many intersection, numerous guy-out points, thicker fabric, large vestibules, dual entrances, and solid inner fabric (as opposed to mesh). It's a tent you'd want to use if your safety depended on it.
Guide companies typically use these tents, as shown here on Mount Shasta.
Similar question, I have a Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 which is WAY lighter then this and only a bit smaller. Why would I want this tent? Is it for colder temps or something?
It's designed for conditions you would expect to encounter in winter and/or above tree line. Winds and heavy snows that are potentially life threatening in the tent you mentioned, are easily handled by dedicated 4 season tents. It weighs more, but if you're overnighting in its intended environment, it would be reckless to not have the security.