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

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Bridging the gap between ultralight three-season and bulky expedition tents, the Easton Mountain Products Torrent 2 Tent is ideal for camping in a wide variety of conditions such as rain, snow, and sizzling temperatures. Vertical walls bring plenty of headroom, and built-in ventilation channels cool air during hot, muggy weather. Weighing just a tick over eight pounds, this tent is much lighter than full-fledged expedition tents, and it easily splits between two people on backpacking excursions. Syclone poles add strength and stability in harsh weather conditions; these advanced composite poles deliver 80% more resilience in wind when compared to standard poles. Dual entry doors make getting into and out of this tent a breeze, and opposing gear vestibules protect packs and footwear under the rain fly. In addition, multiple pockets and tie 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. Reinforced, fully taped seams block outside rain and snow from entering. Multiple guy-out points tie this tent securely to the premium stakes for a high-strength fortress that stands up to stormy weather.

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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