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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  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 …

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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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What the Heck is a Semi-Freestanding Tent?

The Tower of Babel

If you want to buy a camping or backpacking tent, welcome to Babel! The made-up marketing jargon that tent manufacturers and outdoor retailers use to describe their products defies comprehension. It’s no wonder that so many tents are returned to retailers because they don’t measure up to the hype. One marketing term that …

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Nemo Equipment Obi 1-Person Tent

Stealthy Nemo Obi 1P Tent

The Nemo Obi 1P single person, double-walled tent is spacious, simple, and quite lightweight, weighing just under 3 pounds. With a built-in vestibule, it is suitable for 3+ season camping and backpacking in good weather and bad, with ample external tie-downs to improve its stability in high winds and foul …

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MSR FlyLite 2 Person Trekking Pole Backpacking Tent Review

The MSR Flylite is a Trekking Pole Tent with a boxy shape

The MSR FlyLite is a lightweight, 1 pound 12 ounce, single-wall trekking pole tent that sleeps two comfortably. With vertical side walls and mesh windows that provide excellent interior livability and cross-ventilation, the new FlyLite is perfect for base camp style camping and backpacking at established campsites in fair weather, but its …

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EMS Velocity 1 Tent Review

Velocity 1 Inner Tent and Exoskeleton Pole

The EMS Velocity 1 is a lightweight, freestanding and affordable.  I think it’s an exceptional value, particularly if you plan on doing any backpacking where you need to camp on unprepared tent sites in the woods or other wilderness areas where unobstructed space is at a premium. Total Weight: 40.0 ounces (2 pounds 8.0 …

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Do You Use The Tent Stakes That Came With Your Tent?

Old School Tent Stakes

I usually replace the factory-supplied tent stakes that come with backpacking tents because they’re too heavy, too short, or they hurt my hands when I pull them out of the ground. My goto tent stakes are: MSR Mini-Groundhog Tent Stakes because the have superior holding power and stand up to rocky …

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Best Family Camping Tents

Eureka Copper Canyon 6 Person Camping Tent

What is the best family camping tent? What are the must-have attributes of a family camping tent are? How many people should a family camping tent hold? What’s a reasonable price for a quality family camping tent? Best Family Camping Tents Most of our readers equate family camping to car camping, where there’s no …

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Permethrin Pre-treated Camping Tents

Wenzel-Insect-Armour-Tents

The outdoor gear company, Wenzel, has started making family camping tents pre-treated with Permethrin, which repels and kill mosquitos and ticks, including those that carry Lyme Disease. I think this is a fantastic development and hope higher-end backpacking tent manufacturers follow Wenzel’s example and start selling backpacking tents that have been …

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