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Backpacking Tents

ALPS Mountaineering Morada 4 Tent: 4-Person 3-Season


Product Details

Go forth into the wild with three of your buddies and the protective comfort of the ALPS Mountaineering Morada 4 Tent. Shield yourself from the wind, rain, cold, and hungry wildlife in this lightweight, factory-sealed backcountry home. Your camping fun won't have to wait long while you clip this freestanding tent together with sturdy 7000-series aluminum poles, one of which increases the height of your backcountry home with a short cross-over. Two doors and vestibules give your backpacking party plenty of breathing and storage space, so you don't smother each other on extended trips. And the mesh roof vents let you gaze at the stars together as the sounds of nature lull you to sleep.

Price : $ 329.99


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Backpacking Tents Checklist

Weight Matters! For two people, any backpacking tent should weigh less than six-pounds...preferably less.
Don't Forget the Bulk. Packing a bulky tent sucks. Make sure it packs down tightly, ideally packing down to about 10x20 inches (smaller is better).
Mesh Matters. As a general rule, the more mesh, the lighter the tent. For warmer three-season use, usually, the more mesh you have, the better. Not only does the mesh save weight, but also allows for better air-flow.
Vestibules & The Rain. An often forget detail about backpacking tents are the vestibule. The vestibule provides a little canopy in front of your tent. Not needed during good weather, but absolutely needed during wet weather. Try to get one that is about 5 sq. feet large, or larger.
Speaking of Rain... Make sure the entire floor of the tent is waterproof. Most are, but if the tent says the floor is just "water resistant"...don't buy it! You'll regret it the first time your sleeping in it during the rain.
Remember the Footprint! Virtually all good backpacking tents also come with "footprints," which are essentially waterproof and tough tarps cut-out in the shape of the tent. Buy It! Not only does it enhance the tent's waterproofing, it also protects the bottom of the tent. Yes, they aren't cheap. But they are a lot cheaper than replacing the tent due to a sharp stick tearing a hole in the floor of your expensive backpacking tent!

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