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Backpacking Tents

NEMO Equipment Inc. Galaxi 3P Tent: 3-Person 3-Season


Product Details

Nemo Equipment's Galaxi 3P Tent is spacious for camping comforts and lightweight for backpacking. No-see-um mesh gives the walls plenty of ventilation in warm weather, and the PU-coated fly and floor protect you and your gear from wet conditions. The Galaxi's one-piece hubbed pole gives an intuitive, innovative, and quick setup. Nemo equipped the Galaxi with two doors for easy entry and two vestibules for simple storage. MagTie magnetic door tie-backs keep the doors open when you want more fresh air. This tent also features Nemo's overhead Light Pockets that keep the spacious interior well-lit when paired with headlamps. There's a footprint, repair kit, stuff sack, stakes, and guy-out cords for extra camping convenience.

Price : $ 299.95


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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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