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Easton Mountain Products Slickrock 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


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Superlight and "roomy" don't often go together when you're discussing tents, but then, how often do you discuss the Easton Mountain Products Slickrock 2 2-Person 3-Season Tent' Probably not often, seeing as this superlight backpacking shelter is brand new. The Slickrock uses Easton's asymmetrical Y-pole system, and poles made of super-strong and wind-resistant Syclone composite, for unparalleled living space and stability in gnarly weather without any unnecessary weight. It's also dry as a bone, with a PU-coated nylon fly and taped seams to lock out the weather. Easton didn't skimp on the features, either; just check out the multiple storage pockets, accessory loops, and hook-and-loop tabs to hold the fly in place. Even the stakes are made of 7075 aluminum, because we all know how much of a pain it is to bend your stake against a hidden rock when the wind's howling and you're looking to settle in for the night.

Price : $ 269.99


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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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