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Backpacking Tents

Mountainsmith Mountain Dome 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


Product Details

Mountainsmith's superlight Mountain Dome 2 Tent's unique three pole design gives backpackers and campers extra head space. Its fully taped floor works with the PU-coated walls and fly to protect you from wet weather, while mesh walls and fly vents ensure breathable airflow for summer's warm weather. There are two doors and two vestibules so you and your backpacking buddy don't have to share, and internal mesh storage pockets provide convenient organization for a clean sleeping space. Mountainsmith included stakes, clips, and reflective guy lines for an easy setup, and there's a fast fly setup for superlight backpacking trips.

Price : $ 239.95


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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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