The green-vested folks over at REI couldn't help me out so I thought I so pose to the question to the experts on TW:
Has anybody used a backpacking / lightweight tent to sleep in the back of their beds?
I do a lot of hiking/backpacking in the summer and I'm looking for a 1 or 2-person tent that would fit in the 5ft bed + tailgate down on my double cab. I like driving to the trailhead the night before to get an early start on the longer trails, but most trailheads are gravel or rocky areas where it's no fun to pitch a tent on the ground.
I want to be able to use it on multi-day hikes so I'm NOT looking for one of these: