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Backpacking Tents

Marmot Tungsten 2p Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


Product Details

Tough as nails and roomy as hell, the Marmot Tungsten 2p 2-Person 3-Season Tent will be your go-to backpacking tent when durability is a must. Utilizing Marmot's space optimizing design, the Tungsten has an efficient living space that utilizes pre-bent sleeping zones that create vertical side walls for a spacious feel once inside. Two D-shaped doors allow for either person to easily enter or exit the tent without disturbing the other, and vestibules on either side of the tent allow for plenty of dry storage space for gear and packs. The rain fly is seam taped and made with a tough PU coated polyester taffeta fabric. A No-See-Um mesh canopy keeps the skeeters out, and an included footprint makes for a bombproof base to the tent. Color coded Easy Pitch clips make setup by headlamp a cinch, while a lamp shade packet helps disperse light from a headlamp for a well lit space once the sun sets.

Price : $ 198.95


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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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