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Backpacking Tents

Big Agnes Ripple Creek UL2+ MtnGLO Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


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Some of Big Agnes' most innovative camping features can be found in the Ripple Creek UL2+ mtnGlo Tent for backpacking. Patent-pending mtnFlo tent light technology brightens the interior evenly so you don't have to play cards or sort gear with one glaring beam hanging up top. You can power the LED lights by any USB power source, and the included controller requires batteries. The Ripple Creek UL2+ mtnGlo Tent also features a unique, hybrid, single wall design to reduce weight and increase durability. Big Agnes built Ripple Creek UL2+ Tent's body out of burly ripstop and the fly and floor out of fully taped, PU-coated fabric for reliable weather protection. Mesh panels offer sufficient ventilation in summer's warmer weather, and one large door, one smaller rear access point, and a vestibule complete your camping convenience.

Price : $ 399.95


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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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