The Best Tents for Thru-Hiking of 2019

Choosing a tent for your thru-hike is a big deal, but it’s also probably the least stressful house shopping experience you’ll have over the course of your lifetime. Enjoy it. Ideally, your shelter will strike a balance between weight, livable space, ease of pitch, and stability. For most long-distance trails, you’ll also need to consider pitching it in snow, during snowstorms, horrific bouts of rain, and also heat. This means your tent needs to be stable in snow, breathable in areas of high humidity, and super waterproof. You should be able to comfortably keep your sleeping bag away from tent walls to prevent dampness, and also get in and out easily, sit up comfortably, and have enough space (if hiking with a partner) where you don’t feel like you’re whacking them every time you move or put a layer on.

Categories of Backpacking Tents

You have two overarching categories of shelters to choose from: trekking pole shelters and freestanding tents. Regardless of whether I call pole-system tents freestanding or semi-freestanding, someone in the comments gets angry. Technically, tents such as the Big Agnes Tiger Wall and the NEMO Hornet are semi-freestanding, since you need to stake out the footbox, and the poles don’t hook to all four corners. The MSR Hubba Hubba and the Big Agnes Copper Spur could be called freestanding since all corners of the tent are staked out. Are we thoroughly confused yet? For the sake of this article, we’ll call all tents that come with poles semi-freestanding, since you need to stake out the fly—even if they have a stable pitch with poles.

For ultralight hikers who use trekking poles, choosing a trekking-pole shelter (tarp tent) eliminates the need for a separate pole system. These are typically lighter than semi-freestanding models and usually consist of a one-piece fly-and-body combo and stakes, but can be trickier to set up, and you 100% need to be able to stake them out. Semi-freestanding models can stand on their own, and can be easier to pitch, but you’ll incur a weight penalty with most models as you have a fly, a tent body, poles, and stakes for each system.

What to Look for in a Backpacking Tent

I’ve been using the Big Agnes Tiger Wall this season. It’s a good blend of space and weight savings, plus it has an idiot-proof pitch.

Livable Space: A one-person tent is fine for people counting ounces, but some hikers will appreciate a lightweight two-person tent for just themselves. It will allow you to spread out, stay away from the tent walls, and keep your gear inside the tent with you. For two people on a thru-hike, some two-person models will work fine, but often pairs of hikers end up getting larger models after a few hundred miles of bumping into each other when sitting up or changing. Consider interior space, vestibule space, and peak height.

General Conveniences: Consider that this is your home for months at a time. What features do you want in your portable house? Two doors and two vestibules for multi-person tents will alleviate any crawling over each other during midnight cathole excursions, and interior side pockets are nice for small items,

Ease of Pitch: Test your setup before you leave. The last thing you want after an excruciating day on trail is fighting with your guylines to get the fly taut before the rain comes in. Or pitching your tent in the mud just to have it collapse on you a few hours later.

Weight-to-Space Ratio: Sure you have 31 square feet of space, but your tent also weighs six pounds. Is this worth it? It might be, and that’s OK. On the other hand, you could prefer a 14-ounce, single-person trekking pole shelter and forgo the head room. That’s fine too. More than likely you’ll wind up somewhere in the middle—many of the listed shelters have 27-29 square feet of interior space and weigh 2.5-3.5 pounds.

About the 2019 Picks

Similar to our 2019 packs roundup, these tents run the gamut from ultralight, minimalist shelters to beefier, fully featured models. There are also a lot of shelters that fall somewhere in between. We’ve left out a few new models like the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dirigo 2 (heavier than the Zpacks Duplex, but costs $200 more), and the Big Agnes Fly Creek Carbon  (not sure about long-term durability; sky-high $1,000 price tag). For our picks, we tried to strike a balance between weight, durability, ease of use, and livability. If there are multiple capacity options for each model, we’ve listed the two-person with additional links for other sizes.

Best Backpacking Tents of 2019

Gossamer Gear The One

MSRP: $300
Weight: 1 pound, 5 ounces
Interior space: 19.5 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 1 door, 1 vestibule (16 square feet)
Best For: Ultralight solo hikers who value space

Why We Love this Tent

This solo-hiker fave is at the top of ultralight gear roundups across the board. It’s affordable, lightweight, and spacious. The setup is simple for a trekking pole shelter, and the venting design helps prevent some of the condensation issues that arise with single-wall shelters. The 16-square-foot vestibule nearly doubles the 19-square foot interior space, and the top bar is wide enough to provide ample shoulder room, something that can feel lacking in solo shelters. Ventilation is something to take note of when deciding on a trekking pole shelter. The One has a steeper pitch angle with one of the poles, which allows for a large vent to improve ventilation and prevent excessive condensation. This is a one-piece shelter that sets up with six stakes and two trekking poles.

Features

Side-wall guy outs: If you want to put in the extra effort to guy out the side walls for more tension (recommended), the option is there.

Ultra-roomy vestibule: While most shelters max out with a 9- square-foot vestibule, The One comes in hot with 16 square feet of space to stash your gear.

Reinforced waterproofing: The tent floor and walls have a waterproof PU coating to prevent soaking through.

Large side-entry door: The side entry in The One is large and unzips fully for easy entry and exit.

Quick pitch: All trekking pole shelters (OK, all shelters in general) take some practice to get right, but this shelter is one of the less finicky trekking pole options to pitch.

Durable silnylon construction: Silnylon is a popular tent material for ultralight, durable shelters that don’t use Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF). Here’s a deep-dive Reddit thread debating the merits of silnylon vs. DCF if you really want to go down the rabbit hole.

Nobody’s Perfect

Some of our taller users had trouble keeping their feet away from the walls of the tent, and reported issues with guying out the wall material enough to prevent sagging.

Our Review

Big Agnes Fly Creek 2

MSRP: $350
Weight: 2 pounds, 5 ounces
Category: Semi-freestanding
Interior space: 28 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 1 door, 1 vestibule (8 square feet)
Best For: Solo hikers who want extra space, pairs of hikers who want to split a lightweight tent

Why We Love this Tent

The Fly Creek is one of the flagship lightweight backpacking tents from Big Agnes, and hasn’t changed a lot since its original inception. It underwent a moderate redesign last year to increase the livable space without weight compromise, but the overall structure stayed the same. This is a well-designed tent with a pole structure that offers maximum interior space for as little weight as possible, and the materials have stood the test of time on thru-hikes, with very little durability issues compared to other tents. It was a toss-up between this and the Copper Spur, which offers one square foot of additional interior space, plus two doors and two vestibules for just over three pounds. The Copper Spur is also more expensive, retailing for $450.

Find the one-person here.

Our Review

Features

Single-hub pole structure: Fast pitch, easy to set up. Big Agnes uses lightweight plastic clips to attach the tent body to the poles that are easy to clip, even with frozen fingers.

Interior pockets: Never lose your headlamp or your phone with three interior pockets, handy for organizing smaller items.

Dry-brow entry: Helps keep your gear dry when it’s stashed in the vestibule.

Nobody’s Perfect

The Fly Creek has less interior space than the Copper Spur. It only has one door / vestibule at the front of the shelter, which means scooting forward out of your sleeping bag and doing tent yoga to get in and out in the middle of the night. While we like the idea of the dry-brow entry, it does make it slightly more physically challenging to crawl in and out of the tent.

Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2

MSRP: $400
Weight: 2 pounds, 8 ounces
Category:
 Semi-freestanding
Interior space: 28 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 2 doors, 2 vestibules (8 square feet each)
Best For: Pairs of weight-conscious thru-hikers who want a fast pitch and two entrances

Why We Love this Tent

This tent combines the best features of the Fly Creek and the Copper Spur. The Tiger Wall is a similar size to the Fly Creek, but the horizontal spreader bar allows for additional shoulder room, plus two doors and two vestibules, which make it easier to share. It’s 8 ounces lighter than the Copper Spur (and $50 cheaper) but has more shoulder space than the Fly Creek, plus the two doors and vestibules that pairs of hikers might prefer. The buckles that attach the fly to the tent body might seem large, but for anyone who’s set up a finicky tent in freezing or wet weather, you’ll be grateful for the easy maneuvering and solid click when the buckles snap into place. Like the other Big Agnes options, the Tiger Wall comes with a fast-pitch option where users can pitch the fly over the poles, but the most ultralight hikers typically won’t have a freestanding tent in the first place.

Find the Tiger Wall Carbon here, and Tiger Wall 3 here.

Features

Structured corners: This means the bathtub floor has a few extra inches in the corners of vertical structure, which can give you more space to keep your sleeping bag and feet away from the tent walls

Dry-door entry: A few inches of space extending over the door means the interior of the tent can stay more dry during setup and exits during rainy nights.

Interior pockets: A large ceiling pocket can hold a headlamp for some *~*ambient lighting*~* and media pockets along the side are perfect for stashing small items.

Color-coded buckles: Sure, you can still mess up clipping the fly to the tent body, but it’s harder to do with the color-coded buckles.

Nobody’s Perfect

The vestibules can be hard to crawl in and out of, and the rain fly can get snagged on the zipper. It is smaller than the Copper Spur with less foot room, but again, it comes in at 8 ounces lighter. Pick your poison.

MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2

MSRP: $450
Weight: 3 pounds, 14 ounces
Category:
 Semi-freestanding
Interior space: 29 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 2 doors, 2 vestibules (8.75 square feet each)
Best For: Pairs of hikers who want to maximize their space and need a burlier tent model

Why We Love this Tent

This is the heaviest tent on the list, but thanks to the way the shoulder space and poles are set up, it can be more comfortable for taller hikers, or pairs of hikers who want to split the weight for the luxury of some extra space. While the specs look similar to the Big Agnes models, the design of this tent makes it feel more spacious. The floor angles outward, instead of vertical or angled in, which gives users more foot room. The fly and tent body materials are heftier than other models of a similar size, but the tradeoff is increased durability and less of a chance of the fly getting caught in the zipper. The poles are thicker (over 9mm) than lighter weight tents, so you can be a little rougher with this tent. The fly pitch is taut, but what really sells us is the design for maximizing head, shoulder, and foot space as well as the burlier materials for durability.

Find the MSR Hubba 1 NX here.

Features

Stable, durable poles: It will take a lot to make this tent collapse. Poles are Easton Syclone, which are ultra rugged and can stand up to some serious wind. This is a recent update, and MSR claims the poles will flex better in windy conditions.

Proprietary waterproofing: Nothing will prevent condensation in extreme conditions, but the Xtreme Shield waterproofing helps keep it dry from outside precipitation, and MSR claims will also help the fabric resist condensation buildup.

Livable space: I mentioned this above, but the design—from head(space) to toe(space) has livability in mind.

Nobody’s Perfect

The tent does have a smart design, but it’s still 29 square feet of interior space for nearly four pounds, which is certainly hefty. You’re trading out the durability for weight savings. Depending on what type of hiker you are, this could be worth it. Our testers who used other MSR tents this season with the Xtreme Shield waterproofing experienced some leaking at the seams.

Zpacks Duplex

MSRP: $600
Weight: 1 pound, 3 ounces
Category:
Trekking-pole tent
Interior space: 28 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 2 doors, 2 vestibules
Best For: Ultralight hikers who want the spaciousness of a two-person tent for a low weight, or pairs of ultralight hikers

Why We Love this Tent

This is a fan favorite of the ultralight thru-hiking crowd, and for good reason. At just over one pound, it’s not unreasonable for solo ultralight hikers to carry this on their own. It’s also one of the roomier trekking pole shelters on this list, and is comfortable for two people. Built with .51 oz/square yard DCF, this shelter is durable and waterproof. The entrance has an overhang to prevent the interior from getting wet when you open the fly, and plenty of space to sit up, change, move around, and not feel completely overcrowded. The 48-inch peak height is plenty tall for most hikers, but really it’s the combination of livable space, durable construction, and lightweight that makes the Duplex a continued staple for UL thru-hikers.

Features

Mesh pockets: Two mesh interior pockets are located near each screen door and can be accessed from outside the tent as well.

8-inch bathtub floor: The tall bathtub floor keeps rain out even in the soggiest campsites

All-in-one construction and fast pitch: Tent body and fly are one unit, with a fast pitch using two trekking poles. Once you’ve pitched this a few times it’s easy to get it taut.

48-inch peak height: Very few people will be too tall to sit up in here.

Rugged DCF construction: Naturally waterproof materials and taped seams mean no DWR finish or after-market seam sealing needed.

Nobody’s Perfect

Aside from the hefty price tag, this shelter is as closer to flawless as it gets. One of the only downsides is that it is more work to get a perfect pitch than a semi-freestanding shelter.

NEMO Hornet 2

MSRP: $370
Weight: 2 pounds, 6 ounces
Category: 
Semi-freestanding
Interior space: 27.5 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 2 doors, 2 vestibule (7 square feet each)
Best For: Hikers who don’t need a ton of space, and want a more narrow tent footprint for pitching in tight spots

Why We Love this Tent

This is a versatile footprint, and can fit into tighter spaces than some of the broader pitches. This is more technically a semi-freestanding tent (like the Tiger Wall) as opposed to having all corners of the tent set up with poles. You’ll have to stake out the footbox for a full pitch. Update to the Hornet is increased headroom thanks to their proprietary “Flybar” pole clip, which takes the place of the spreader bars of other tents. This helps keep the angle of the tent walls away from shoulders, allowing for more sitting room and space to change without touching the sides of the tent. If you really want to save weight, the NEMO Hornet Elite weighs 3 ounces less, costs $500, and has the same interior space.

Find the NEMO Hornet 1 here. and the Hornet Elite 1 here, which Zach took on his recent Long Trail thru-hike.

Features

Single-hubbed pole system: Easy setup and pitch, lightweight poles are just one piece and have three anchor points—two at the head, one at the foot.

Flybar™ pole clip: Instead of a horizontal spreader bar, this tent comes with an extended pole clip to add volume to the head room.

Two side-entry doors: Can be considered a must-have for two-person tents.

Nobody’s Perfect

This is one of the smaller two-person semi-freestanding tents on this list. The Hornet is lightweight and stable but it does have a smaller interior space than other options, and will feel tight with two people after extended use.

REI Quarter Dome 2

MSRP: $350
Weight: 3 pounds, 12 ounces 
Category:
Semi-freestanding
Interior space: 28.7 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 2 doors, 2 vestibules (10.25 square feet each)
Best For: Pairs of hikers who want the best bang for their buck with a reliable, simple, semi-freestanding tent

Why We Love this Tent

Like many of REI’s “house-brand” designs, the Quarter Dome hits the sweet spot between functionality, useful features without being overly engineered, all while staying reasonably priced. This is a great middle-of-the-road shelter for hikers who are splitting the weight of a tent. This model has been revamped several times in recent years, resulting in almost a quarter more interior space thanks to updated pole structure (horizontal spreader bar allows for a wider pitch and increased shoulder room) and the vestibules are much larger than in previous iterations as well.

Features

Large vestibules: At over 10 square feet each, this tent has the largest dual vestibule space of any tent on this list.

Durable nylon construction: I guess I say “durable” or “rugged” construction for all shelter materials, but don’t let that detract from the listings. We wouldn’t list these tents if we didn’t trust their long-term durability. The ripstop nylon (15D for the fly, 20D for the tent body) is less expensive than other materials, which means it’s a bit heavier but will still stand up to thousands of miles.

Color-coded poles: Hubs are easy to clip, and are color-coded to make setup as easy as possible. However, if you’ve ever watched me try to set up a tent in a review video, you know it can still be messed up.

Zippered roof vent: Avoid dreaded condensation with a roof vent; leave it zipped or unzipped depending on conditions.

Increased space: Recent updates to the design include vertical sidewalls, more shoulder room, and larger vestibules. The tent body footprint is similar (or smaller) than other semi-freestanding tents on the list, but the generous spreader bar allows more room to sit up and the 42-inch peak height is more than ample.

Nobody’s Perfect

For the extra weight of this tent, the interior is about the same size as other similar models on this list. The price and interior space of the Quarter Dome is about the same as the Fly Creek 2, but over a pound heavier. You do get two doors and two vestibules, so like anything, it’s all about priorities when getting finicky with the features.

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo

MSRP: $200
Weight: 1 pound, 10 ounces
Category: Trekking-pole tent
Interior space: 26 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 1 door, 1 vestibule (8.5 square feet)
Best For: Ultralight solo hikers looking for a low-maintenance, durable shelter with a fast pitch

Why We Love this Tent

This one-person shelter is the least expensive tent on the list, comes in at under two pounds, and has a whopping 49-inch peak height. Twenty-six square feet of interior space with a standard 8.5-square-foot vestibule rounds out this stellar shelter. The clever design sets up with one trekking pole, resulting in a steeply pitched side and back that increases stability in high winds, but also reduces shoulder space. The side-entry spans half the long side of the tent, and the side walls roll all the way up for maximum views and ventilation if the weather allows. This tent vents extremely well for a single-wall model, thanks in part to a gap between the fly and the ground. Be sure to keep your gear close to the body of the tent to avoid blowing rain. The lower price of this tent can also be attributed to the fly and body materials, a cost-effective 20D siliconized polyester on the fly and 40D for the floor. This shelter does not come with stakes. The Tarptent ProTrail (listed below) is closely comparable, so check out both if you’re interested in this style of shelter.

Features

Center pole pitch: This increases the stability of the tent in high winds and allows it to shed water more easily

(Almost) entirely mesh side wall: Ounce-saving mesh also increases breathability, all the way from the bathtub floor to the peak.

6-inch bathtub floor: 40D silicone-coated polyester makes up the base and bathtub rise of the tent.

Internal mesh storage pocket: You know the drill. Organize your small items for easy nighttime access.

Nobody’s Perfect

The steep walls of this shelter and single-pole setup mean less shoulder room. Users will need to seal the seams themselves, which isn’t a common practice these days but helps keeps the price lower. Six Moon Designs will seal the tent for $30 before shipping if you don’t want to do it yourself.

TarpTent Protrail

MSRP: $229+
Weight: 1 pound, 10 ounces
Category:
Trekking-pole tent
Interior space: 21 square feet
Doors / Vestibules: 1 door, 1 vestibule (11 square feet)
Best For: Ounce-counting solo hikers

Why We Love this Tent

This tent is as comparable in price and weight to the SMD Lunar Solo—deciding between the two comes down to specific preferences. This shelter has a front entry, a generous overhang to prevent items in the vestibule from getting wet, and the 30D silicone-treated polyester is durable and keeps the price lower than shelters built with DCF. There are no structural poles or hubs built into the tent, allowing it to stuff easily into front pockets on many packs and keep the rest of your gear from getting wet. Like the other trekking-pole shelters on the list, this is a single-piece shelter with an integrated fly and tent body, making a fast pitch once you get the hang of stabilizing the tensioners and getting the pole height right. It has a 45-inch peak height at the front of the tent, with a steep pitch on the sides and down toward the back. You will need two trekking poles for this setup, with the tallest one at the front entry. We recommend offsetting this pole (pitching it at a side angle) to make entry / exit easier.

Check out the two-person Motrail here.

Features

Reinforced pole caps: A lot of pressure is put on the hubs for trekking poles. These are reinforced for extended durability

Large vestibule: The vestible, or “beak” area is 11 square feet, plenty big for gear organization and maneuvering

Fast pitch: Like all trekking-pole shelters, it takes a few tries to dial in the system, but once you have it, the pitch is fast. The tent will sag overnight. That’s just a fact of life for silnylon shelters, but using the guylines correctly will help keep it as tight as possible.

Smart ventilation design: It’s a constant battle to combat condensation in shelters like this, but storm flaps can be opened and rolled up to allow maximum air flow.

Bathtub floor: The floating bathtub floor is tall enough to protect from splashing rain.

Nobody’s Perfect

This tent does not come seam-sealed. You can do it yourself, or have Tarptent seal it for $35 before shipping. They offer this handy video for the DIYers. The tent has less interior space than other single-person tents, but extra vestibule space—specs can be found on this PDF.

More of the Best Thru-Hiking Gear of 2019

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Comments 18

  • Doug Greene : Sep 18th

    You didn’t even include the Big Agnes HV UL2!!! What’s up with that? Still very light, and with better protection and “full” freestanding (vs. the Tiger Wall, which still needs to be staked out).

    Reply
  • Nick : Sep 18th

    I wouldn’t call the duplex flawless. I heard of multiple breaking on the PCT this year because of heavy winds. How resistant tents are to really bad weather can be very important, especially in the Sierra

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    • Mark Spohr : Sep 19th

      Really, all of these are just too big and heavy. If you are thru-hiking, you need a shelter for the night, not a place to hang out and live in.
      I use a bivy sack which weighs less than half of the lightest of these tents. I’m not camping… I’m hiking.

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      • Shepard : Sep 24th

        Not everyone wants a tiny bivy, especially if they’re even remotely claustrophobic.

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  • "Miss Turtle" : Sep 19th

    I’m not a fan of single walled tents despite weight savings. I’ve spent far too many nights in extreme weather conditions in the Rockies so I don’t even consider them as an option. This season I tried the REI Quarter Dome SL 2 (not on your list) and was pleasantly surprised (I’m a Big Agnes fan). It’s very similar to the Tiger Wall, just a couple ounces heavier and less expensive. It was comfortable for 2 people.

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  • Greg : Sep 19th

    So many better options (factually better, not just opinion) to have on this list…. yet another 3 minutes of my life wasted on clickbait

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  • Marshall Wilson : Sep 19th

    I have used the Tiger Wall 2 and liked it but……. the tent with rain fly is large. When thru hiking this makes finding a campsite a challenge at times. Also the zipper on the rain fly at the vestibule goes out to the farthest point on the fly. As a result you will get wet trying to close it or unzip it once condensation accumulates. The rainfly zipper also likes to snag when wet. That said, I slept dry in 10 straight days of rain and is relatively light. I used it as a solo tent and was happy to have room for my pack and other gear on wet nights. Some folks with single wall tents had lighter gear but almost always got wet in damp areas and rain from being in direct contact with the condensation. No tent is perfect and out of the imperfect, the Tiger Wall is pretty decent.

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  • David Hoots : Sep 20th

    The X-mid from Drop is also a fantastic trekking pole tent. Dual wall with huge outside vestibules and like 1.8 lb. I like that it is sil-poly so way less sagging.

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  • Nivaun Rahne : Sep 20th

    The Tarptent Rainbow/Double Rainbow still remains the most versatile shelter made today. At just over 2.5 lbs it can handle wind, rain, and snow extremely well. Can be pitched free standing or not. With the silk liner becomes a double walled tent that works nicely for condensation. The Rainbow has great ventilation, large vestibules that can be converted to a porch, and lots of room. It really is an ingenious design.

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  • Ziploc : Sep 20th

    I know ALL about the rain fly snagging on the zipper for the Tiger Wall UL2

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  • C-JAM : Sep 20th

    I wouldn’t call the Duplex flawless. I wouldn’t even put it on this list in the first place. It is far too fragile to be a thru-hiking tent. I personally had to warranty one 1/3 of the way into my thru-hike this year. Even with the thickest cuben version as a replacement it still got a couple pin hole clusters in it. Most hikers who started with one had to swap out at some point due to failure. It is actually quite a flawed tent overall. The mesh corner attachments for the bathtub shed water inside the tent and turn it into an actual bathtub. This tent works well in the desert when there is no rain or when you mostly cowboy camp and it lives in your backpack. Do not buy this tent!!!

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    • Liz : Sep 20th

      My duplex killed it for my whole thru this year. I only got wet when I messed up my pitch.

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  • Canopy with Centerpole : Sep 26th

    Pjcanopys have a great assortment of canopy with centerpole which is very useful and also easy to install. Buy best canopy with centerpole for outside shed.

    Visit: https://pjcanopys.com/canopy-with-centerpole/

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  • Bob : Sep 27th

    What about the ll bean microlight 2 ul? 30 sq ft, 2lb 11oz trail weight, 2 doors…

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  • michal : Sep 28th

    thanks for this great guide. I will check if I can get one of these tent in nordstrom strore. https://mynordstrom.us/

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  • Matthew : Oct 8th

    Just curious about if the Sierra Designs High Route was considered? I haven’t gotten to personally use it yet but from everything I’ve either read or heard from others is that it’s ultralight and able to handle a lot more rugged conditions than a lot of other UL tents.

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  • Sueb : Oct 10th

    Still love my Lightheart Gear Solo, even of it didn’t make your list.

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  • Albert : Oct 18th

    I’ve been using the X-Mid UL 1P tent from Drop. It’s my first trekking pole tent and it has been working great! At the price point of $200, this sil poly tent is pretty darn good. Love the ease of setup and the HUGE vestibule space. All my gear can fit in, including a Helinox Chair Zero without breaking it down. The only downside is that the actual weight (2.06 pounds or 938 grams) was more than the listed weight. My other tent is the REI Quarter Dome 1 which I still love.

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