You will get what you pay for in a tent. The big box brands have marginal waterproofing and are more for very short duration fair weather camping. I really like the REI quarter dome, when my current marmot tent gives up (4 years now, never a leak) it will most likely get replaced by the REI brand. They also have good service and replacement policies.
I also like the eureka A frame tents. Mine lasted 10 years before i replaced it and is still being used by my sister, but the DWR has faded and it will leak now in a heavy downpour.
Both of these options will run around $200 bucks, but spending a night in a puddle is really not worth the savings on a cheaper tent.
"MEN WANTED FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS."
Ernest Shackleton’s ad placed in the London papers, recruiting members for his
1912 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.