Camping Gear Guide
4-Season Tents

Crux X1 Strike Tent: 2-Person 4-Season


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Clouds are building overhead, the wind's getting gusty, and snowflakes are starting to fall, so you'd better hurry and get the Crux X1 Strike Tent set up before the storm hits. It's a good thing that this 2 Person, $ Season tent goes up in a jiffy, with a simple Yunan Ultralite three-pole design that provides a bombproof shelter in stormy weather and enough headroom that you can your partner can sit up to check the weather every once in a while. The X1's tough nylon and polyester fabrics are treated with TPU for serious waterproofing. Even more impressive is the X-Tex waterproof and breathable membrane, a unique design that prevents condensation from building up inside your tent, keeping the walls dry, your sleeping bag drip free, and the fabric eminently breathable. The secret is activated carbon, which absorbs water vapor before it becomes droplets and transfers it quickly to the outer wall of the tent to keep the inner walls dry to the touch. If that's not breathable enough for you, there's a mesh panel on the door that can be opened to increase ventilation, along with a roof vent to let moisture escape upwards. Adjustable Dyneema webbing locks the poles in place and lets you batten down the hatches before it gets too windy, while aluminum alloy pegs keep your shelter from blowing away in the storm.

Price : $ 648.95


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Winter Tents Checklist

Quality? Thankfully, most four-season tents are high-quality. You can't go wrong getting a tent by The North Face, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear or Black Diamond.
Don't Get Too Big! Due to the bulk of winter camping gear, many people get "too large" of a tent. Unless you truly have use for a large tent (due to having more people), it's better to match the tent's size to the number of people.
Smaller Tents Stay Warmer. A smaller tent will stay warmer with the same people in it. Thus, a tent designed for four people (but which has only two people in it), will not be as warm as a two-person tent with two people in it. Yes, it's common sense, but many people forget about it.
Convertible Tents? There are a few four-season winter tents that are known as "convertible tents," working for both three season and four-season uses. These tents are alright for late fall/early spring use where there exists a high probability of winter weather. However, convertible tents are NOT ideal for either intense winter camping OR normal three-season use.
If You Camp in Both Winter And Summer. Instead of getting a convertible tent, it's best to get one dedicated tent for three-season use and another for dedicated four-season use. It's not necessarily anymore expensive, either.

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