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Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL Tent: 1-Person 3-Season

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Sierra Designs extended stepped up its ultralight backpacking tent game with the Tensegrity 1 FL Tent. Unlike most tents, the Tensegrity's no-see-um mesh walls widen up top to give you a roomier feel. Sierra Designs also designed this tent with 360-degree ventilated airflow to keep you comfortably cool in warmer weather, and the water-resistant floor and fly protect you from wet weather during the cold seasons. The Tensegrity 1 FL also features two large drop doors with awning coverages under both that keep the sun and weather out of your tent, even with the doors open. The gear closet is large enough for all your gear, and you can roll it up to have a starry sky to see before you fall asleep. Trekking pole compatible means you can go lighter by switching the durable DAC poles out with your own trekking poles.

Price : $ 319.95

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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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