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Backpacking Tents and Shelters

Gossamer Gear DCF One Tent Review

Gossamer Gear DCF One Tent Review

The Gossamer Gear DCF One is a one-person, single-wall ultralight trekking pole tent that weighs 15.3 oz and costs $539. It has an all-mesh front door and vestibule and requires two trekking poles to set up. While it has a Dyneema DCF rain fly, the floor is made with a …

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REI Trail Hut 2 Tent Review

REI Trail Hut Tent Review

The REI Trail Hut 2 is a two-person tent double-wall tent with two doors and two vestibules. It’s exceptionally easy to set up with a freestanding dome structure and includes a ground cloth to protect the floor from abrasion. Priced at $199, it’s a great tent for car camping or …

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Gossamer Gear DCF Two Tent Review

Gossamer Gear DCF Two Tent Review

The Gossamer Gear DCF Two is a single-wall, two-person ultralight trekking pole tent that weighs 20. 8 oz and costs $589. While it has a Dyneema DCF rain fly, the floor is made with a 7 denier Sil/PU nylon, an innovative combination that reduces the price of the shelter and …

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Zpacks Free Duo Tent Review

Zpacks Free Duo Tent Review

The Zpacks Free Duo is an ultralight, single-wall freestanding tent made from strong, waterproof, Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF). Built for two people, this tent weighs just 29.6 ounces and has two doors and two vestibules. It has two separate H-pole units that allow the shelter to truly stand up on …

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Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout Tent Review (1P)

Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout 1P Tent Review

The Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout (SMD Scout) is a 40 ounce, one-person, trekking pole-supported tent that retails for $145 (that’s not a typo). It is a great option for scouts (hence the name), kids who are ready for their own tent, and anyone who wants a little extra durability, …

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LanShan 2 Tent Review

Lanshan 2 Tent Review

The LanShan 2 Tent is a two-person trekking pole tent that’s become very popular with campers and backpackers because it’s lightweight, inexpensive, and reasonably well made. It’s available on Amazon, AliExpress, and eBay and sold by a number of resellers including 3F UL, Meir, Flames Creed, etc. for anywhere from …

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REI Flash Air 2 Tent Review

The REI Flash Air 2 Tent Review

The REI Flash Air 2 Tent is an ultralight two-person tent with two doors and two vestibules that weighs 1 pound 15 ounces if pitched with trekking poles (regular tent poles are also included). It is a single wall tent with lots of ventilation options to mitigate condensation. One of …

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Zpacks Pocket Tarp with Doors Review

The Zpacks Pocket Tarp w/ Doors is a one-person tarp weighing 6.1 oz with guylines attached. It is constructed from 0.55 oz/sq. yard Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF), a fully waterproof material that doesn’t stretch or sag when wet. I purchased this tent primarily for use in the desert southwest where …

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