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Backpacking Tents

Marmot Amp 2p Tent: 2 Person 3 Season

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Marmot's Amp 2p Tent brings a surprising amount of space without the weight for ultralight backpackers. Its twin tip top gives sufficient headroom for both you and your backpacking buddy. Apart from the four DAC NFL poles, this semi-freestanding tent only requires one stake for a simple setup. No-see-um mesh walls give the breathable airflow that summer's hot days call for, and the PU-coated floor and fly protect against spring showers and fall's first snowfall. Marmot's Bare Bones Setup lets you ditch the DAC poles and use your trekking poles for an even lighter carry. The Amp has one wide D-shaped door, and the fly creates one large vestibule for all your camping gear. The fly also has ventilation slits to ensure airflow in wet weather. There are also internal pockets for a well-organized sleeping areas, and light-reflective points illuminate the interior when you have a headlamp on.

Price : $ 378.95

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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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The Complete Walker IV : This is the fourth update of Fletcher's 1968 original. This manual is considered the backpacker's bible and has sold more than 400,000 copies in its previous incarnations. In addition to information on hiking, this also includes tips on wildlife, tents and paraphernalia, outdoor cooking, clothing, etc.    More Info

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