Six Moon Designs Haven Bundle Review | Versatile & Simple 30oz Gem

Six Moon Designs Haven Bundle Review

Backpacking tents are one of those items we seem to always be testing and evaluating. The Six Moon Designs Haven Bundle is one of the options on the market for a 3-season, two-person, double wall tent. I’ve slept in a few of them and have developed a pretty strict checklist of what I am looking … Read more

Zpacks DupleX XL Review | Duplex vs DupleXL – 2 Essential Differences

Zpacks Duplex XL Tent review

Over the years we’ve had the pleasure of testing a number of Zpack tents, so when they released the Zpacks Duplex XL, or the DupleXL, we wanted to see how it might be different from the tried and true Duplex tent that we love. The Duplex is one of our favorite 2 person ultralight backpacking … Read more

Zpacks Free Duo Review | 30.1oz Freestanding Tent!

zpacks free duo review

When I first saw that Zpacks came out with a new ultralight freestanding tent, I really wanted to test one out and put together this Zpacks Free Duo review. It looked like it had the possibility of being the best ultralight freestanding tent based on the specs, but field testing is where you really find … Read more

Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp Review: Crazy Versatile | 2020

Sea to Summit Escapist tarp

In this Sea to Summit Escapist Tarp review we look at the incredible versatility and details of the Escapist Tarp. If you are looking for a shelter that can conform to your needs every time in the field, the Escapist Tarp is one to look at. It offers you endless setup possibilities and flexibility in the type of place you can set it up. Whether you find yourself in heavy timber with trees everywhere that allow you to take advantage of tying off the tarp, or find yourself in the desert without a tree for miles, the Escapist has you covered.

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Deschutes Plus Review – Unique Six Moon Designs 2020

Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus Tarp

In this Six Moon Designs Deschutes Plus review, we are going to look at what makes the Deschutes Plus unique. Its design features, such as the interior bug net, make this a great shelter. The netting does a great job of keeping out those pesky mosquitoes, gnats, and other flying bugs. It sets up with one trekking pole, (see our trekking pole review for an awesome ultralight 6.2oz trekking pole from S&S Archery) giving you a great combination for an ultralight shelter option. The Deschutes Plus is roomy for one, and also gives you the option to add a ground sheet if you want to keep something between you and any critters.

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NEMO Hornet 2P Review: New 2019 Updates

Best backpacking tents for hunting - Nemo Hornet 2p

Updated 2019 Nemo Hornet 2P Review In 2019 the updated Nemo Hornet 2P tent was released.  This redesign set out to take care of some of the issues I noted my previous Nemo Hornet 2p review that plagued the previous version of the Hornet 2p.  The Nemo Hornet 2p is an ultra-light backpacking tent that … Read more

Kelty Salida 2 Review | Lightweight Tent on a Budget

Kelty Salada

In this Kelty Salida 2 review we show you why this entry level floored backpacking tent 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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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 Review | Tried and True

Big Agnes Copper Spur

The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 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 | Bomb Proof Tent

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 Hilleberg 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 … Read more

Nemo Hornet 2P Review | Ultralight Double Wall Tent

The Nemo Hornet 2p 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).  In the Nemo Hornet 2P review we are going to highlight … Read more