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Exped Mira II Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

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When choosing a backpacking tent, it's important to consider weight, weather protection, as well as how much living space the tent provides. With a lean trail weight, solid construction, and slim price, the Exped Mira II Tent delivers serious weather protection at a weight any backpacker can live with.Two vestibules and just over thirty square feet of room inside the tent gives two people plenty of room to stretch out and store gear. The freestanding endoskeleton design complete with color-coded attachment points make setting the tent up easy. DAC Featherlite poles save on weight and perform well once the winds start to pick up. Two doors on both sides of the tent means you won't have to wait for your tent partner to wake up before you crawl out in the middle of the night, or worse, crawl over them. A PU coating on both the canopy and floor keeps mountain rains out, and the mesh canopy means you can enjoy a little starlight on those clear nights, without spending the night swatting mosquitoes away from your face.

Price : $ 378.95

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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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