Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Tent for the Appalachian Trail?

Hennessey Hammock Ultralite Backpacker Asym with a Down Underquit at Lost Pond on the AT in New Hampshire

What is the best camping tent or backpacking shelter for thru-hiking and backpacking all or some of the Appalachian Trail? Running over 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine, the Appalachian Trail travels across heavily forested and mountainous terrain, with widely varying temperatures, both hot and cold. Frequent rain, ferocious insect life, and …

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What is a Tarp Tent?

What is a Tarp Tent?

A tarp tent is a single wall tent that has walls, bug netting, and a floor but is significantly lighter weight because it combines the rain fly and inner tent into a single wall instead of two different layers. As an example, the one person Tarptent Rainbow, shown here, only …

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