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These are specialty backpacking tents that are well worth it for some backpackers traveling in groups. This tent we rent is typically a custom designed one from BigSky International, or in some cases one from Sierra Designs or Big Agnes. Weight is around 5 pounds - less on the Big Sky models, so to be fair you'll probably want to split up the load.
please note that in the backpacking lines, a 3-person tent is more like 2.5. So this is a perfect tent for two backpackers that want more room than offered by two solo tents or a two-person tent, or can be used by three backpackers that want to save money and travel light - but it will be cozy. It is double-walled - the ventilated tent body as shown in the picture, plus a waterproof cover ("the fly") that goes over it. It is also free-standing (no stakes needed and can be moved around if need be) which can be helpful in real rocky areas. If you are car camping, there's no need to pay the extra cost for this tent; rent our 3-person car camping tent instead.
This tent is rated as "Three-Season", but with aerodynamic design and low profile should protect you just fine even in high, cold winds if the fly cover is used and you use the provided stakes. Heavy snows could be a problem if allowed to stack up on top. If you find yourself in a heavy snow one night, you should get up every now and then and brush it off. A few inches shouldn't hurt it.
For lower cost options for backpacking, compare this to renting a 2-person backpacking tent or renting a single-wall backpacking tent. None will disappoint.
We have lots of advice about the great outdoors including more information on tents and shelters for camping and backpacking such as how to choose the best tent and how to find and make a good camp site. Feel free to call us anytime at 480-348-8917 with any question about your camping and backpacking gear rental needs!
Note - this item has a high volume-to-weight ratio - that is, it may be light, but it eats up a lot of box space. Shipments including this item often require a bigger box and is subject to a rate surcharge by UPS, so the effective shipping weight calculated at checkout is higher than the actual weight. See the actual product weight above.
For some third-party user reviews of this and other gear we rent and sell, visit our backpacking and camping user gear review page.
|Tent Style||Backpacking (Lighter/Smaller)|