Big Agnes Bitter Springs UL 1 Tent: 1-Person 3-Season
Big Agnes' Bitter Springs UL 1 Tent brings only the basics for an ultralight backpacking experience. In spite of its basic design, however, the Bitter Springs is host to an oversized vestibule that you can sit under in bad weather. Big Agnes built the fly and floor out of PU-coated ripstop material to protect you from the elements,. The mesh walls provide cool comfort in warmer weather. The Bitter Springs UL 1 requires two trekking poles for the setup. One pole has to collapse down to forty inches, and the other to thirty. Big Agnes included one DAC Pressfit Pole that rounds out the interior for a roomier feel. DAC Twist Clips and Jake's Foot attachments make for an easier and secure setup. Internal mesh pockets keep your small valuables in check.
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Backpacking Tents Checklist
||Weight Matters! For two
people, any backpacking tent should weigh less than six-pounds...preferably
||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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