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Hilleberg Niak Tent Review

The Hilleberg Niak is a lightweight, two person with an inner tent that can be hung under the fly so it doesn't get wet in rainy weather

The Hilleberg Niak is a bomber, 2 person, lightweight tent designed for three-season use in remote wilderness conditions. Weighing 3 lbs. 5 oz. it has a dome style architecture with two cross-poles that slot into sleeves, not clips, making it much more wind and weather worthy than most lightweight and ultralight …

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Kelty Salida 2 Person Tent Review

Kelty Salida 2 Person Inner Tent

The Kelty Salida 2 Person tent is a great value at a great price (MSRP is $150, without footprint.) It is very easy to set up and comes with standard features, like a gear loft, that other manufacturers  make you pay extra for. At 3 pounds 14 ounces, it’s a …

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CAMP USA Minima SL 1 Tent Review

The CAMP USA Minima 1 SL Tent is a double-walled tent that weighs 2.2 pounds.

The CAMP USA Minima SL 1 (MSRP $249.95) is a compact double-walled tent that weighs 2.0 pounds. One step up from a bivy sack, it packs up impossibly small, making it an option when you need a waterproof shelter that doesn’t require much space to set up and you care less about interior comfort. …

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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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