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Backpacking Tents

$299.00

At our store location in Tempe, we focus on what we call "practical" ultralight backpacking - that is, lighter than normal gear that doesn't cause wailing-and-gnashing-of-teeth level suffering.  So if you want to sleep with the mosquitoes under a skinny tarp on a piece of cardboard as a mat, knock yourself out.  Or maybe just carry a couple more pounds with a decent shelter and comfortable sleeping setup.  Either way, hike your own hike.

For backpacking shelters, our lightest option is to buy a few feet of Tyvek and string it out with paracord.  To be wrapped up a bit better, we carry bivies and various tents from Sierra Designs, MSR and Big Sky, new and used, including:

SIERRA DESIGNS BACKCOUNTRY BIVY ($159)

  • Minimum Weight: 15oz / 0.42kg
  • Packaged Weight: 16 oz / 0.45kg
  • Length: 86” / 218cm
  • Shoulder Width: 40” / 102cm
  • Storage Bag Size (L x W): 10” x 4”/ 25.4cm x 10.2 cm

SIERRA DESIGNS HIGH ROUTE ONE PERSON TENT ($299)

  • Minimum Weight: 1 lbs 12 oz / .79 kg
  • Packaged Weight: 1 lbs 15 oz / .88 kg
  • Tarp only weight: 1lb 1 oz / 0.48kg
  • Body/Bathtub only weight: 11oz /  0.31kg
  • Number of Doors: 1.5
  • Dimensions: 102” x 42” / 259cm x 107cm
  • Vestibule Area: 7.3 ft2 / .68 m2
  • Interior Area (Tarp): 29.8 ft2 / 2.76 m2
  • Interior Area (Nest): 16.6 ft2 / 1.54 m2
  • Awning Overhang: 5 in / 38.5 cm

MSR FREELITE ONE PERSON ($399)

  • Weight (Standard): 2 lbs
  • Length (Standard): 86 in
  • Capacity: 1
  • Minimum Weight (Standard): 2 lbs
  • Floor Dimensions (Standard) in: 86 x 30 in
  • Interior Peak Height (Standard): 36 in
  • Packed Size (Standard): 18 x 6 in

MSR MESH HOUSE FOR TWO ($199)

  • Weight (Standard): 14 oz
  • Length (Standard): 84 in
  • Capacity: 2
  • Minimum Weight (Standard): 14 oz
  • Floor Dimensions (Standard) in: 84 x 52 in
  • Interior Peak Height (Standard): 38 in
  • Packed Size (Standard): 10 x 4 in
  • (Does not include rain cover - sold separately)

You can also call to see what we have on hand for used tents (it changes frequently), or consider renting a backpacking shelter instead.



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