- Dec 29, 2014
What is the best and light backpacking tent to buy? Friend recommended golite but it looks lIke they went out of business.
noyhing quite like watching a 3" scorpion crawl out from under your sleepingbag!Haha ... You are right Steve....
Don't use trek poles and I think tarps are crazy, been too many places with big spiders, fire ants, deer mice and ringtails.
Backwoods.....whew the article says 8lbs, I assume you can get a lighter version..
Steve's reply nailed it. There are so many different variables, its impossible to name a best."Best" is very subjective. In order to steer you the right direction we need to know more about your needs.
What are you looking for in a tent?
How many people do you need to fit in it?
What tents did you use and what did you like/dislike about them?
Does it need to be freestanding, or are you ok relying on staking it out every time?
Do you use trekking poles to hike, and are you OK using them for your shelter?
Do you get up a lot during the night?
Do you like lots of room, or something more cozy?
Are you more interested in comfort and features, or ultimate light weight?
What sort of environments do you camp in? (desert, snow, forrest, etc).
How much rain do you expect to encounter?
Do you need to be able to sit up in it?
Do you have a budget?
There's an old saying: cheap, light, and quality. Pick two.
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