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Backpacking Tents and Shelters

Ray-Way Tarp Kit Review

Ray-way Tarp Kit Review

The Ray-Way Tarp Kit is an excellent introduction to MYOG (make-your-own-gear) and for a reasonable price, makes a lightweight and highly-packable shelter which is flexible for many situations. I have used a Ray-Way Tarp as my primary solo and 2-person shelter since 2011. Specs at a Glance Type: DIY kit …

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Eureka Solitaire AL Tent Review

Eureka Solitaire AL tent Review

The Eureka Solitaire AL is an updated version of the original Eureka Solitaire 1-person bivy tent, renamed the Eureka Solitaire FG-1 (see review) . The new model comes with more durable aluminum poles, replacing the fiberglass poles that broke frequently on the older model. The new model is also about …

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MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent Review

MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent Review

The MSR Advance Pro 2 Tent is a two-person, wedge-style tent designed for professional mountaineers who are willing to sacrifice on tent comfort in exchange for light weight and a small footprint. Weighing 2 lbs 14 oz ounces, the single wall Advance Pro 2 includes a pair of Easton Syclone …

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Sierra Designs Convert 3 Tent Review

Sierra Designs Convert 3 Tent Review

The Sierra Designs Convert 3 is a freestanding three-person tent that’s strong enough for four season winter camping and backpacking, but can also re-configured for three season use in less demanding conditions. It has a large main compartment and two vestibules, which make it a spacious, but lightweight winter tent …

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Hilleberg Anjan 2 Tent Review

Hilleberg Anjan 2 Tent Review

The Hilleberg Anjan 2 is a 2 person tent designed for three-season use. Weighing 3 lbs. 5 oz., it has a tunnel style architecture with two poles that slot into sleeves, not clips, making it more wind and weather worthy than most lightweight and ultralight tents sold today. While it is a double-walled …

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Exped Mira 1 HL Tent Review

Exped Mira 1 Tent Review

The Exped Mira HL 1 is a surprisingly lightweight and comfortable one person tent weighing just 35 oz. It has two vestibules, one for gear storage, and a second for easy access and exit. A long arched ridge-pole provides lots of head room, making it easy to change clothes and …

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Big Agnes C-Bar 2 Tent Review

Big Agnes C-bar Tent Review

The Big Agnes C-Bar Two Person Tent is a surprisingly affordable backpacking tent with a trail weight of 3 lbs 9 oz. Fully-featured, this double-wall tent is easy to set up and made with heavier and more durable materials than Big Agnes’ ultralight backpacking tents. If you’re looking for a tent …

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