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Marmot Tungsten 1p Tent: 1-Person 3-Season


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Backpacking the JMT solo can be uncomfortable at times, especially when an afternoon thunder shower rolls through the high country. But with the Marmot Tungsten 1-Person Tent in your pack, you can hike ahead knowing you can take shelter from the storm anytime, anywhere. Marmot's new line of Tungsten tents utilize a volume optimizing design to increase the living space from previous X-206 frame tents by 35%. Sleeping zone pre-bends create vertical sidewalls that not only help shed rain, but increase the tent's sleeping area. The rain fly is comprised of a durable, fully seam taped 68D polyester fabric treated with a PU coating. A No-See-Um mesh canopy allows for a bug-free sleep under the stars on clear nights, and a tough, seam taped PU-coated floor prevents water from working through on rainy nights. Color coded Easy Pitch clips make setting the tent up by headlamp a cinch, and an interior headlamp pocket provides ambient light to do some reading by once you're hunkered down for the night. One D-shaped door makes your morning pee shuffle that much easier, and a single vestibule space provides adequate space to store your pack or to boil a quick pot of water.

Price : $ 178.95


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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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