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Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 MtnGLO Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


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Make camping comfortable with the Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 MtnGLO Tent. Featuring MtnGLO tent light technology, you can switch the lights on and enjoy a well-lit night in your tent. A lightweight, LED light strand integrated into the canopy of the tent delivers nice ambient light, and it can be packed away just as easily, so you won't feel any difference in your pack. Two doors and vestibules make for easy ins and outs throughout the night. The unique hub pole design maximizes space inside of the tent, and it puts a steep pitch on the walls of the tent to more effectively shed rain. When packing ultralight, a fast pitch option allows you to shed a few extra ounces by utilizing just the fly and a foot print (sold separate).

Price : $ 349.95


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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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