Camping Gear Guide
4-Season Tents

Mountain Hardwear EV 2 Tent: 2-Person 4-Season


Product Details

Legendary mountaineer Ed Viesturs teamed up with Mountain Hardwear to create the EV 2 Tent, which has become an staple for serious alpine adventurers looking for a shelter that offers the ideal balance of strength, weight, and size. While not as light as the almost unbelievably featherweight Direkt 2, the EV has a good bit more space, and still weighs just over 4. 5lbs, no more than a standard 3-season double-walled backpacking tent. The EV, however, is a single-walled monster, designed to stand up to the worst snow, wind, and alpine storms Mother Nature dares to throw at you. It makes use of a three-pole Evolution Tension Arch design to ensure the ideal balance of strength and weight, and features an integrated vestibule that lets you keep your gear dry without cramping living space--every inch becomes precious when you've been trapped in a tent for six days. Built with rugged and waterproof nylon fabrics, the EV also has some seriously considerate touches, like several SVX windows to let some light into your dark, dank, cave, and five welded, adjustable vents to help your surprisingly well-lit cave become a little less dank. There's even a watertight port in the floor that lets you drain accumulated water from frost and snow so you don't feel like you're sleeping on a punctured waterbed, though if you feel like hauling one up to 14,000ft, then more power to you.

Price : $ 699.95


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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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