...is what you definitely should go for.
I used fiber poles something like 30 years ago. Even with little wind they tend to break easily and (as others already mentioned) cannot be repaired. Alloy is no problem at all, it is light-wight, and will last you forever. Besides, budget tents - I don't know whether or not you should really get one. If you want something that will last you for quite some time, something that really protects you against the elements you should spend a little more money. A floor coating of at least 5.000mm (better 10.000) and a rain fly of the same quality will be perfect. You don't want to wake up in the middle of the night sleeping in a pool. But this all said, it all depends on when and where you plan to use your tent.
A very good tent producer is this company: Rejka Outgear
. All in German, sorry, but it should give you some ideas.
Klaus D. Orth
A German in Japan
1992 Honda TA
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