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Nook Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

MSR Nook Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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Carbon Reflex 2 Tent 2-Person 3-Season

MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Tent 2-Person 3-Season

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Storm King Tent 5-Person 4-Season

MSR Storm King Tent 5-Person 4-Season

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Dragontail Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

MSR Dragontail Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

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Twin Brothers Tent:  4-Person 4-Season

MSR Twin Brothers Tent: 4-Person 4-Season

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Hubba NX Tent 1-Person 3-Season

MSR Hubba NX Tent 1-Person 3-Season

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Fury Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

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Conifer 5+ Tent 5-Person 3-Season

Mountainsmith Conifer 5+ Tent 5-Person 3-Season

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Veda Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

NEMO Equipment Inc. Veda Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Mountainsmith Morrison II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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Elixir 2 Tent 2-Person 3 Season

MSR Elixir 2 Tent 2-Person 3 Season

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Hubba Hubba NX Tent 2-Person 3-Season

MSR Hubba Hubba NX Tent 2-Person 3-Season

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Obi Tent 2 Person 3 Season

NEMO Equipment Inc. Obi Tent 2 Person 3 Season

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Twin Sisters Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

MSR Twin Sisters Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

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Elixir 3 Tent 3-Person 3 Season

MSR Elixir 3 Tent 3-Person 3 Season

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Mutha Hubba NX Tent 3-Person 3-Season

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TightLine Cord Tensioner

MSR TightLine Cord Tensioner

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MiniGroundhog Tent Stake Kit

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Shelter Wash and Restore

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Fabric Tent Repair Kit

MSR Fabric Tent Repair Kit

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Shock Cord Replacement Kit

MSR Shock Cord Replacement Kit

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Cyclone Tent Stakes

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Carbon Core Tent Stakes

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Camring Cord Tensioners Kit

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Backcountry Barn

MSR Backcountry Barn

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MSR Groundhog Tent Stake Kit

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Hubba Gear Shed

MSR Hubba Gear Shed

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Nook Gear Shed

MSR Nook Gear Shed

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MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Footprint

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Nook Footprint

MSR Nook Footprint

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Universal Gear Loft

MSR Universal Gear Loft

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MSR Carbon Reflex 1 Footprint

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Choosing Tents and Shelters

Unless you’re up for sleeping under the stars, you’ll want a tent for your next camping trip. Tent styles range from small solo shelters to huge, structured tents designed to withstand gale-force winds while mountaineering. You’ll need to consider seasonality (three or four-season) and size when you make your choice.

3-Season Tents
For most campers, 3-season tents are the way to go. Intended for relatively mild conditions, these tents have mesh panels to promote airflow and employ rain flies to keep you dry. Shop 3-Season Tents
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4-Season Tents
Designed primarily for winter, 4-season tents feature heavier fabrics and more poles than 3-season tents. This adds weight but is essential for withstanding fierce winds and heavy snow. Shop 4-Season Tents
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Bivy Sacks
Bivy sacks and tarps are extremely lightweight, compact shelters preferred by mountaineers, climbers, and minimalist backpackers who need shelter but want to conserve as much space and weight as possible. Shop Bivy Sacks
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How to Buy an Alpine Touring Boot

Free Your Feet From the Resort

Traditionally, a ski boot was designed for going downhill with as much speed and power as possible, with little thought to the comfort when going uphill. With an aggressive sole material like Vibram, lightweight shell material, and the now-standard lever to switch between walk and ski modes (to free the cuff to rotate or lock it in place), the alpine touring boot changed everything. This is the boot to take into the backcountry.

Binding Compatibility:

An alpine touring boot is either compatible with a standard alpine ski binding (DIN normalized binding), a TECH binding, or both. There’s little difference between the boots except for the extra heel and toe fittings required for a boot to be TECH compatible.

Flex Rating:

A stiff boot will have a high flex rating (120-130+), while a softer boot will have a lower flex rating (100-110). Stiffness benefits you during the descent, but it might cause you pain on the skin track—consider whether you prefer superior comfort or performance.

Weight:

A carbon cuff or tongue, lightweight plastic shell, minimalist buckle design, or honeycomb structure help reduce the weight of an AT boot so you can move faster and feel less fatigued during a long tour.