The Stephenson's Warmlite Two-Person Tent (formerly the 2R) is a robust, spacious, and very light non-freestanding tunnel tent that is still made in the USA in Fort Collins, Colorado. This model uses high-quality materials (though skinny diameter poles) and provides lots of space for a mere 3 lb. 4 oz. The Warmlite can handle fierce winds as long as it's pitched solidly. It only has three tie-down points and no guy-out points (guy-out points are an optional addition). This means it requires a substantial stake, such as a ski or buried ice axe, to achieve the very high lengthwise tension that's necessary to make the sidewalls drum tight if you expect to be in 50+ mph winds.
Nevertheless, due to its quick set-up, low weight and decent performance in high wind, we recommend this tent for select fast and light winter applications, such as multi-day backpacking, ski touring, or adventure races. Our testers love the Warmlite for multi-day backcountry ski tours, and it won our Top Pick Award for these applications because of its low weight and impressive packed size. Even though small in size, it still provided a comfortable amount of interior space for the loftier sleeping bags and additional clothes often taken on such tours. While ski touring, we usually camped on snow and rarely found it hard to stake it tautly with our skis or poles.
Stephenson Tents are sold direct from Stephenson via their website warmlite.com. If the tent is not in stock, production may take 6-8 weeks in Warmlite's Fort Collins Colorado shop. If you're going light and fast, consider a floorless tent — our testers' favorite type of shelter for 99 percent of fast and light trips — found in our Ultralight Tent Review.