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Sunrise 5 Tent: 5-Person 3-Season

Eureka Sunrise 5 Tent: 5-Person 3-Season

$249.90

Elixir 2 Tent 2-Person 3 Season

MSR Elixir 2 Tent 2-Person 3 Season

$249.95

Gunnison 2.2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Kelty Gunnison 2.2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

$219.95

Scout Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Big Agnes Scout Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

$279.95

5 5 (2)

Sunrise 11 Tent: 6-Person 3-Season

Eureka Sunrise 11 Tent: 6-Person 3-Season

$299.90

Mountain Pass 2XTE Tent 2-Person 3-Season

Eureka Mountain Pass 2XTE Tent 2-Person 3-Season

$229.90

Parthenon 8 Tent 8-Person 3-Season

Kelty Parthenon 8 Tent 8-Person 3-Season

$629.95

5 5 (3)

Direkt 2 Tent 2-Person

Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2 Tent 2-Person

$549.95

Storm King Tent 5-Person 4-Season

MSR Storm King Tent 5-Person 4-Season

$1,249.95

Down Range Solo Tent: 1-Person 3-Season

Eureka Down Range Solo Tent: 1-Person 3-Season

$189.90

Fury Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

MSR Fury Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

$599.95

5 5 (5)

Dragontail Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

MSR Dragontail Tent: 2-Person 4-Season

$549.95

5 5 (2)

Flash 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

Sierra Designs Flash 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

$299.95

Flash 3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

Sierra Designs Flash 3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season

$399.95

Promontory XD Tent: 8-Person, 3-Season

Paha Que Promontory XD Tent: 8-Person, 3-Season

$528.95

Perry Mesa XD Tent: 8-Person 3-Season

Paha Que Perry Mesa XD Tent: 8-Person 3-Season

$588.95

Thermal Bivvy

Adventure Medical Thermal Bivvy

$29.95

5 5 (4)

Advanced Bivy

Outdoor Research Advanced Bivy

$319.95

5 5 (16)

Alpine Bivy

Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy

$239.95

5 5 (10)

Dry.Q Bivy Sack

Mountain Hardwear Dry.Q Bivy Sack

$184.95

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Choosing Tents and Shelters

Helter Shelter

 

'Sleeping under the stars' has a nice ring to it, but it has drawbacks. Unless the weather is perfect and the bugs are non-existent, you'll want the shelter of a tent when you sleep outdoors. There are a lot of tents out there ranging from primitive lean-tos that provide cover from rain, all the way to huge, structured shelters meant to withstand gale-force winds on Everest. Choosing the right tent requires you to consider the type of trips you will be taking (i.e. backpacking vs. car camping), the season and environment in which you'll be camping, and the conditions you'll face.

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.

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.

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.