Camping Gear Guide
Backpacking Tents

Marmot Force 2p Tent: 2 Person 3 Season


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No matter what your relationship is with your backpacking partner, it's nice to have a little space while sleeping in a tent, especially once morning breath sets in. With its volume optimizing design, the Marmot Force 2p 2-Person 3-Season Tent strikes a balance between light and spacious for a comfortable sleeping and hiking experience. The new twin tip floor design increases the overall durability of the tent by placing two additional DAC poles at either end. It also increases space within the tent by more efficiently utilizing head and foot areas. Dual doors and vestibules allow for easy ins and outs without having to roll over your partner in the middle of the night. Interior pockets allow you to stash small pieces of gear, and a headlamp pocket helps diffuse light within the tent for nice, homey feel once inside. The fly of the Force 2p is made with a 30D silicone nylon ripstop fabric treated with a PU coating for additional protection from sleet and rain. A No-See-Um mesh canopy behind that keeps the bugs out when you want sleep under the stars, and a ripstop floor with PU coating makes for a solid base. An additional footprint (sold separately) can be purchased for a bare bones setup option. Color coded Easy Pitch clips and poles reduce your fumble time when setting up camp after sundown, and light reflective points make finding your tent after a moonlight hike a little bit easier.

Price : $ 388.95


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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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