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Big Agnes Seedhouse Tent: 1-Person 3-Season - Limited Edition


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The best pieces of gear are simple by design, easy to use, and durable enough to withstand some abuse. Big Agnes' Seedhouse Tent delivers on all three with an easy-to-setup hub and pole system, lightweight build, and a bomber polyurethane treated fly and floor with fully taped seams.The Seedhouse is a member of Big Agnes' Superlight line of tents and as a result weighs a respectable three pounds, two ounces, once fitted for the trail. The large, D-shaped door makes getting in and out of the tent pretty darn painless--a feature you'll appreciate when nature calls at 2 am--while the five square feet of vestibule space is just enough room to keep your pack and boots out of the rain. And when the night sky is clear of clouds, but the mosquitos are thick, the lightweight nylon mesh body will give you a clear view of the night sky, minus the bug bites. Ideal for everything from overnight summit bids to weeklong treks through remote mountain ranges, the Seedhouse will be the best thing to happen to your backpacking kit since you invested in that lightweight french press.

Price : $ 279.95


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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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