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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 MtnGLO Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


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The Copper Spur UL2 MtnGLO 2-Person 3-Season Tent from Big Agnes combines its innovative LED light system with a lightweight design that any backpacker can feel good about putting in their pack. MtnGLO technology is an LED lighting system sewn into the upper seams of the tent that is powered by three batteries. Once on, the lights create a nice mood lighting that's ideal for rigging gear, playing games, checking maps, or getting that perfect tent glow shot.A silicone treated nylon fly and floor with fully taped seams keeps wet weather out when you're hunkered down for the night, while the hub pole design maximizes space within the tent, so you can stretch out and play a game by the MtnGLO lights while you wait out the storm. When you're ready to break camp, the flexible lighting system allows the tent to be easily packed away just like any other tent, and the DAC aluminum Featherlite poles keep the trail weight of the tent down to 2lb 13oz.

Price : $ 449.95


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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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