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Backpacking Tents and Shelters

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 Tent Review

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight Tent (2016 model)

The Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 Tent (MSRP $199) is a relaunch of old customer favorite with an updated design, fabrics and hardware. It’s a double-walled, two-person tent, lightweight enough for backpacking if the weight is shared (3.5 pounds), but also well-suited for car camping when you want a shelter that’s …

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Sierra Designs High Route I FL Tent Review

The Sierra Designs High Route FL 1 Tent is a spacious one person tent which is spacious and lightweight.

The Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL Tent (MSRP $299) is a 2 pound 5 ounce, one-person trekking pole tent that's easy to set up and has a lot of interior space. A double-walled tent, it has an inner tent that is set up after the rainfly so it will never get wet in the pouring rain. While not unique to the High Route tent, it's a feature that you'll appreciate immensely if you've ever had to put up or take down a backpacking tent in the rain.

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Illustrated Tent Terminology Guide

A Frame Tent

Do you find the jargon and terminology around camping and backpacking tents confusing? This handy illustrated guide helps demystify tent terms and technology, so you can find the tent that best suits your needs. A-Frame Tent Classic pup-style tent patterned after old army tents where the walls form an ‘A’ …

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LL Bean King Pine 4 Tent Review

The LL Bean King Pine 4 has a great screened in front vestibule for hanging out in on buggy days.

My wife and I kicked off our car camping season last week with a trip to the Dolly Copp campground at the foot of Mt Madison in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On this trip, we tried out LL Bean’s King Pine 4 tent, in our seemingly endless quest …

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NEMO Tetrapod Hammock Review

The NEMO Tetrapod is a fully featured, gathered-end backpacking hammock with a diagonal lay

The NEMO Tetrapod Hammock (MSRP $249.95) is a full-featured, gathered-end backpacking hammock with a diagonal lay that weighs 33.5 ounces, not including stakes (on the SectionHiker scale) and comes complete with integrated mosquito netting, a tarp and webbing straps. Originally designed for Special Operations Forces but now commercially available, it’s …

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Eureka Solitaire 1P Tent Review

The fly over the main living space can be rolled back for more ventilation and stargazing.

The Eureka Solitaire Tent is an inexpensive one-person bivy style camping tent for people who don’t want to spend a lot of money for a lightweight tent. Weighing less than 3 pounds (see specs below), it provides backpackers and campers with a fully functional alternative to other lightweight and ultralight tents …

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