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Marmot Amp 3p Tent: 3 Person 3 Season


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The Marmot Amp 3-Person 3-Season Tent is designed to give not just you, but two other people enough for optimum comfort while you all sit down for a game of cards. When you three have been on the trail for days, this ultralight tent won't weigh you down, and the durable construction gives you the day-after-day dependability you demand from your shelter. Set it up easily with the color-coded clips and DAC NFL aluminum poles before slipping inside through the roomy D-shaped door, and once you're inside, breathe easy against the smell of trekking feet with the fly and foot vents that create high/low venting.Marmot gives you a bit more protection from Mother Nature with the Amp's taped seams, PU coating, a 30-denier nylon ripstop fly, and a 40-denier nylon fabric floor to keep out moisture and remain resilient against rough terrain. And when the weather calms, the no-see-um mesh canopy keeps those bugs out, enabling you to relax in peace. There's also a lamp shade pocket inside so as you and your two friends rummage around the vestibule and internal pockets, you actually see what you're doing.

Price : $ 438.95


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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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