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Backpacking Tents

The North Face Talus 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


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The North Face 2-Person 3-Season Talus 2 Tent shields you against things that go bump in the night from early spring to late fall, and it protects your bank account from overpriced outdoor gear. Whether you're solo car camping and want the extra space or you're backpacking with your camping comrade, this little number is big on space and ventilation. The rear gear locker and included Gear Loft help organize your gear when you're bedding down for the night. Robust 70D nylon on the floor keeps ground moisture at bay with a 3000mm PU coating. The fly is made from sturdy 75D polyester and then coated with 1200mm PU to repel water. Hot and dry nights mean you can ditch the tent and save some weight by using the Fast-Pack option: fly, pole, and ground tarp only. While the full tent only weighs 5 pounds, the Fast-Pack option is a mere 3lbs 2oz, so you can use those two extra pounds for important things, like chips and cookies. High-low ventilation in the tent body blends mesh with solid panels to maximize cross-tent airflow, minimize condensation, and reduce the chances of unpleasant odors lingering throughout the night. While only one entrance exists to this two-person tent, the fly hides extra storage space at the back of the tent. You can access this nifty gear locker from inside the tent so muddy boots and wet packs don't make the vestibule impassable.

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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