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- Nemo Hornet Tent
- Nemo Dagger Tent
- MSR Hubba NX 2 Tent V8 in Red, Nylon
- Nemo Dragonfly Tent
- Mountainsmith Bear Creek 4 Person Tent
- MSR Hubba NX Tent
- MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent in Red, Nylon
- Marmot Nighthawk 2P Tent
- Mountainsmith Conifer 5+ Person Tent
- Marmot Limelight 3P Tent
Nemo Hornet Tent
At 2lb 6 oz packed weight for a 2-person tent this is about as ultralight as it gets! NEMO makes some incredibly solid gear that do a great job withstanding the elements. 85" x 51"/43" dimensions on this one so enough room for 1 person and plenty of extra gear or a 2-person endeavor with space in the vestibules for storage. 1-pole system makes it incredibly easy to set up and take down. The Nemo Hornet's rain fly is secure AND easy to attach. You can set this bad boy up in all conditions, including some less than ideal (think mountain lake at night in some nasty winds).
Lightweight and easy to pack. This packs down to a slender 19.5"x5.5", and it's trail weight is 1lb15oz. Very hard to beat anywhere on the market. Short of switching over to a bivy or tarp, it's hard to get any lighter than this. And it does not sacrifice strength and durability. Comparing it to it's ultralight counterpart, the Big Agnes Fly Creek, it is much tougher, stands up to wind better, and will have a longer life.
The Hornet being a 3 season tent allows for versatility along with the ultralight allowing for extensive backcountry trips. Combining durability, breathability, and extreme lightweight coming in at just under two pounds packaged weight, the Hornet provides good space and comfort!
Nemo Dagger Tent
As Nemo markets it – "the quintessential one tent wonder!" The perfect combination of lightweight (packed weight of 4lb 5oz) and spacious which makes it ideal for backpackers. This tent has 2 doors and 2 large vestibules for gear storage as well as color-coded tent poles, making for a super simple set up! Repair kit included and this tent is covered by Nemo's lifetime warranty.
As the brand describes it "a quintessential one-tent wonder." This tent can do it all. Weight-conscious backpacking to comfort-oriented car camping. Great balance of weight and functionality. Weighs in at just about 3 pounds, making it a great ultralight option for a 3 person.
As the brand describes it "a quintessential one-tent wonder." This tent can do it all. Weight-conscious backpacking to comfort-oriented car camping. Great balance of weight and functionality. Weighs in at just about 3 pounds, making it a great ultralight option for a 2 person
MSR Hubba NX 2 Tent V8 in Red, Nylon
Simple. Lightweight. Reliable. Trusted. Stylish. It's very lightweight and compacts down to a good size. It has two great vestibules, which makes entering and existing a dream for two. Large space, with nice pockets through out. Material is high quality and wont rip.
It is really good for wet conditions. It will do a great job at keeping you and your stuff dry through the night, with its ultra durable waterproof coating. This is a 3-season tent that you can trust with anything you throw at it.
3lb 14oz tent - ferrari of durable backpacking tents. Free-standing quick-easy pitch. Very roomy interior.
Nemo Dragonfly Tent
This thing basically weighs nothing. The 1 person option weighs 2 lbs 10 oz - super lightweight and high quality. NEMO makes some solid gear - their tents last for years! This one has large doors with versatile vestibules, a high-arching main pole for a lofty feel, and super easy setup with color-coded poles and matched webbing.
A top-of-the-line contender for a ultralight, quality backpacking or thru-hiking with features like double doors/vestibules, lighting pockets and a freestanding design.
Great price for an ultralight 1 person, NEMO makes some solid tents that are easy to set up. 2 lbs 13 oz
Mountainsmith Bear Creek 4 Person Tent
MSR Hubba NX Tent
This is MSR's best selling solo tent for backpackers - it's ultralight, durable, and easy to pitch. At just 2lbs 15oz packed weight this is definitely one of the lighter options available. Full coverage rainfly for protection from the elements when you need it.
Super easy to set up. Works in all environments (except for winter). Very weather resistant. Very lightweight.
It's an ultralight (2 lbs 7 oz.), 3-season tent with a great waterproof coating for wet conditions!
MSR Elixir 2 Backpacking Tent in Red, Nylon
This tent is versatile, and includes a footprint that can enable you to pitch fast and pack light with just the footprint and rainfly. Easy pitch design color coded poles, clips and webbing make setting it up a breeze. A height of 3 feet gives you plenty of headroom too!
This is a super high quality tent which is super quick and easy to set up! Constructed from durable fabrics and with a full coverage rainfly, this tent holds up during poor weather spells to keep you and your gear dry. Two doors and two vestibules.
Camping in inclement weather. Includes a rainfly and footprint for easy set-up!
Marmot Nighthawk 2P Tent
This is the footprint specifically designed for Marmot's 2 person Nighthawk tent. It was made to fit it perfectly, and will help protect the floor of your tent and extend its life.
Mountainsmith Conifer 5+ Person Tent
This 5 person tent is a great option for car camping! It features a peak height of over 6ft and a spacious front "porch" vestibule (33 sqft). 2 doors make for easy coming and going and the inner living space is 84 sqft. Comes with a removable gear loft and interior pockets for smaller items.
A vestibule and a tent height of over 6 feet, this tent is great for people that like their space and also want to be well protected from the elements. A great base camp style tent with just over 80 sp ft of floor space, this tent is an ideal option for those on trips that are 3+ days.
Basecamp style tent with a 6 foot tall peak. Great family tent with spacious vestibule. 14 pounds packed weight! Taped seams and a quality rain fly makes this a comfortable tent no matter the weather! Get outside and enjoy!
Marmot Limelight 3P Tent
A well-designed 3 person tent ideal for either car camping trips or backpacking adventures! Marmot tents are seam-taped and built with strong construction. This one has two doors and two vestibules as well as color coded 'easy pitch' poles. Center height of 48" with the rainfly and footprint included! The Limelight 3 has a packed weight of 6lbs 11oz or you can opt for the fast-pitch feature using just the footprint and fly (4lbs 2oz) when weather permits.
Simple design, that's quick to setup and take down and light weight. Light enough for backpacking, but spacious enough for car camping.
This tent is light enough to backpack with, but still roomy enough to bring along on car camping trips as well!
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