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Easton Mountain Products Kinetic Carbon 3 Ultralight Tent: 3-Person 3-Season


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The Easton Mountain Products Kinetic Carbon 3 Ultralight Tent features best-in-class space-to-weight ratio of any three-person, three-season tent. It tips the scales at just under four pounds, (the same weight as many lightweight two-person tents), making it ideal for ultra-light backpacking trips with two of your favorite pals. The secret to the tent's weight savings is the use of Carbon Ion poles. These poles are 48% lighter than standard aluminum poles while offering an optimal blend of strength and flex. The tent's full mesh body maximizes ventilation in muggy conditions and guards against pesky mosquitoes during peak summer months when bugs are prevalent. In addition, the tent features a vestibule outside its single door for storing gear and footwear under the cover of the included rain fly. Multiple pockets and accessory loops provide functionality for storing and hanging camping gear and accessories. The included rain fly easily attaches to the tent body with quick-attach hook-and-loop tabs, ensuring protection against spontaneous storms. A waterproof bathtub floor and fully taped seams block outside water from soaking through from below. High-strength aluminum stakes and five guy lines secure this tent in howling winds and serious storms.

Price : $ 499.95


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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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