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4-Season Tents

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


Product Details

If you're bummed out by having to chose between the airflow of a double-wall tent and the light weight of a single-wall design, quit being blue. The Tangent 2 Two-Person Four-Season Tent from Mountain Hardwear pitches itself right in the middle of traditional double-walls and alpine-style single-walls, combining the breathability and dryness of a double-wall tent with the weight savings of a single-wall shelter to create an all-weather, all-season home for mountaineers, skiers, and alpinists. It's the lightest double-walled four-season tent that Mountain Hardwear makes, weighing in at superlight 5. 5 pounds, but is designed to stand up the gnarliest blizzards and worst winds that the mountains can throw at you, with three DAC Pressfit aluminum poles and burly nylon ripstop fabrics. The coolest features on the Tangent are the Trident Corners. As you might have guessed, each corner uses a three-point anchor system (two poles, and a nylon clip that flexes with the wind), distributing the wind force to 12 points instead of four and shortening the effective length of the poles, making a shelter that's far stronger than traditional single-anchor tents. The Trident Corners also make the Tangent better at bearing heavy snow loads with only two corner-to-corner poles and one small overhead crosspiece. Every guy out uses burly DirectConnect points, and all the corners and anchors are welded for extreme durability. There are mesh vents on the roof and doors, all the seams are taped, and the Tangent's been tested in a rain room to ensure that it's dry as an Arizona tumbleweed in September. If there's a more versatile, burly, double-walled four-season tent out there, we haven't seen it yet.

Price : $ 449.95


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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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