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Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 Person MtnGLO Tent: 1-Person 3-Season

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There's nothing worse than rummaging around for gear in the dark, but with the Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 Person MtnGLO Tent, you'll know exactly where your gear is. An LED light strand integrated into the canopy provides a nice ambient light that is great when you're rigging your pack for an early morning summit bid or just enjoying a late night read. This single person option in the Rattlesnake line has a trail weight of just three pounds, so it won't weigh your pack down.The tent is comprised of a polyester ripstop fly and floor with fully taped seams and a PU coating. A polyester mesh canopy keeps the bugs out on those clear and buggy nights, while the tent's unique hub pole design maximizes room inside the tent, and it makes the walls steeper, so the tent will shed rain more efficiently. Inside the tent are three mesh pockets and two media pockets. When packing ultralight, you can shave even more weight from the tent by rolling with just a foot print (sold separate) and the canopy.

Price : $ 299.95

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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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