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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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MSR Carbon Reflex Fast and Light Tent Body Review

MSR Carbon reflex tent body review

MSR has a new class of double-wall inner tents called fast and light tent “bodies” which are inner tents without any mesh, designed to reduce gear weight and provide more wind and rain-splatter protection than pitching the fly in a fast and light footprint configuration. Unlike footprints, the tent bodies have …

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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 Tent Review

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 1 is an easy-to-setup one person backpacking tent that weighs 2 lbs 8 oz. A long-time customer favorite, it has a roomy interior for people who want more interior living space to change clothes or hang out in without having to go to sleep. One …

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MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Ultralight Tent Review

MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Tent Review

The MSR Carbon Reflex 1 is an ultralight double-walled tent that weighs just 1 lb 7 oz.  It’s actually a second generation version of the Carbon Reflex 1, but now 11 oz lighter weight than the earlier generation tent I first tested in 2011. The weight savings come primarily from …

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NEMO Hornet Elite 1 Ultralight Tent Review

NEMO Hornet Elite Tent Review

The NEMO Hornet Elite 1 Tent is an ultralight double-wall tent that only weighs 1 lb 7 oz. It’s ideal for solo backpacking or bikepacking trips when you need a shelter that packs up small, but provides better wind and weather protection than a bivy sack. Made with thin and lightweight …

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REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent Review

REI Quarter Dome Tent Review

The REI Quarter Dome 2 Person Tent ($349) is a lightweight backpacking tent with two doors that weighs 3 pounds 4.4 ounces. Newly redesigned, the Quarter Dome 2 sports a number of desirable features including much enlarged side vestibules, more vertical walls, and higher ceilings above the head and foot ends …

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