Kelty Salada Review

Lightweight Tent on a Budget

Kelty Salada

The Kelty Salada is an entry level floored tent that gives you a lot for the price point.  Weighing in at 3lbs 14oz, it’s the heaviest of the shelters I tested, but also the least expensive by a long shot.  If you don’t feel like emptying your wallet on a tent, this is a fantastic option that gives you a good amount of interior space and a freestanding design.  It is also a double wall tent, so you avoid potential condensation issues.   

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Copper Spur UL2 Review

Tried and True Comfort

Big Agnes Copper Spur

The Copper Spur is a time tested, well built tent from Big Agnes.  In this review of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2, you’ll see why it’s been loved by backpackers and hunters for many years, this tent is full of features and provides you with a good amount of space, both in the vestibules and interior. 

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Hilleberg Anjan 2 Review

Anjan 2: Durable and Comfortable

Hilleberg Anjan 2

So, you want an ultra-durable tent that will handle just about anything you throw at it while still being reasonably lightweight?  In this Hilleber Anjan 2 review, you’ll see why the Anjan 2 is that tent. Hilleberg is long known for building some of the best tents on the market, and this one is no exception.

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Nemo Hornet 2P Review

Ultra-Light: Innovative Design

Nemo Hornet 2P

The Nemo Hornet is a tent with a great reputation and with good reason.  It is crazy-light for a two door, two vestibule, two-person tent.  It weighs in at an impressive 2lbs 6oz trail weight (1lb 15oz “minimum weight” which I’ll discuss below).  

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Zpack Duplex

Ultra light – Ultra Durable

ZPacks Duplex

I came across the ZPacks Duplex in my search for that perfect combination of lightweight, functional, and durable.  Coming in at a paltry 19oz (without poles or stakes), this is the lightest floored tent I’ve been able to test by a long shot.  I was amazed at just how light and compact this shelter is. 

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VIAM Outdoors CC Divide Review

Backcountry Versatility

VIAM Outdoors CC Divide

The VIAM Outdoors CC Divide is a very different shelter than the others I’ve reviewed.  I wanted to test this one out because it offers so many options.   VIAM Outdoors offers the CC Divide in two different material weights, as well as with or without a floor.  The CC Divide is also designed to use a wood stove inside the shelter for those late season trips.  This is an absolute game changer!

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Lunar Duo Explorer Review

Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Explorer

Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Explorer

The Lunar Duo boasts some impressive specs and features. With a ton of interior space, large vestibules, and a 45 inch peak height, this thing was appropriately dubbed the “Backcountry Palace” by users.  Add that it features two doors and two vestibules and you have a fantastic shelter. 

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Backcountry Camp – Part 2:

Backpacking Tent Review

VIAM Outdoors CC DivideBackpacking.  Do you enjoy nights in the wilderness? Is it your preferred method of hunting the high country? Whether you are an experienced backpacker or just getting into it, you’ve probably looked over some of the available tents and felt a bit overwhelmed.   Continue reading “Backcountry Camp – Part 2:”

Backcountry Camp – Part 1:

Basics of Choosing a Backpacking Tent

Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo ExplorerVenturing into the backcountry for a multi-night trip can be an intimidating prospect if you are preparing for your first trip.  If you are experienced in making nature your home, you are familiar with the ongoing pursuit of finding that “perfect” camp setup.  Continue reading “Backcountry Camp – Part 1:”