Crux X2 Storm Tent: 2-Person 4-Season
The lightest double-wall tent that Crux offers, the X2 Storm Two-Person Four-Season Tent is a lightweight but bombproof shelter that's designed to handle alpine expeditions and winter camping without breaking a sweat (or a pole). The dome-style design provides exceptional durability under wind and snow loading, while the asymmetrical shape--narrower at the rear, wider in the front--adds more vestibule space and increases the X2's strength. A structure is only as good as the materials it's made of, so Crux made the X2 out of the best. The fly and body are made of ripstop nylon and coated with waterproof silicone and PU, respectively, while the floor is made of tough nylon taffeta to keep rocks, ice, and sticks from poking through. Four DAC Featherlite aluminum poles clip into grommets to form a triangular geodesic-style pattern, and the adjustable Dyneema webbing lets you tighten up the corners to achieve serious stability under wind loading. When you're stranded inside while the storm rages, the details can start to make a big difference. While the X2 isn't decked out with bells and whistles, it does have multiple internal pockets to keep your headlamp, book, and deck of cards safe. It also has a small rear vestibule that's only accessible from the inside, for added weatherproof storage space.
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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
||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
||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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