M Double Wall Tents Review Summary and Gear Guide Overview

by Doug Johnson

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Article Summary:

Choosing the right shelter is always a matter of compromise - choosing the best balance of features, adaptability, and weight for what you need. For ultralight backpackers, the five main categories of shelters are: floorless shelters, bivy shelters, hammocks or other suspended shelters, single wall tents, and double wall tents (inner tent and rain fly are separate items). For those times when only a shelter with a floor will do, your choice becomes which type of tent to buy - a single wall or a double wall. Why would any ultralight backpacker choose a double wall tent? There are several main advantages of double wall tents over single wall tents: condensation resistance, warmth, versatility, and the fact that the single wall weight advantage is not as great as in the past.

ARTICLE OUTLINE

  • Overview
  • Manufacturer - Model
  • The Case for Double Wall Tents
  • Some Favorites
  • TABLE: In Brief Specifications
  • TABLE: Weighted Ratings
  • Gear Guide: Double Wall Tents
  • Explanation of Specifications and Ratings: Double Wall Tents
  • Index of Reviews: 2004 - 2006 Double Wall Tents
  • # WORDS: 4100

    # PHOTOS: 15

    # TABLES: 2

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