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Members Only REI Dash 2 (2-Person, Double Wall) Tent Review
by Will Rietveld
A lightweight, high performance tent great for ultralight backpackers looking for more comfort in the wilderness - most notably couples. Read More...
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Members Only Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 2
by Ryan Jordan, Mike Martin, and Roger Caffin
A performance review of the Stephenson 2C - the smallest and lightest "climber's" version from the ultralight line of tents from the Stephenson family of New Hampshire. Read More...
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Members Only Stephenson 2C Tent Review - Part 1
by Ryan Jordan, Mike Martin, and Roger Caffin
A preview of the Stephenson 2C - the smallest and lightest "climber's" version from the ultralight line of tents from the Stephenson family of New Hampshire. Read More...
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Members Only Integral Designs Traverse 2 Review
by Roger Caffin
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews Read More...
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Members Only Mountain Hardwear SuperMegaUL 2 Review
by Brad Groves
Mainstream manufacturers are catching on, and competition in the ~2lb tent range is fierce. The SuperMegaUL2 is a brilliant addition to this growing field. Read More...
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Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum Tent Review
by Brad Groves
At 5 ounces less than its predecessor, is the new Fly Creek worth the extra price? Read More...
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Members Only Solo-Plus Tent Round-Up
by Chris Wallace
A look at five lightweight shelters with extra space for your partner, gear, or four-legged companion. Read More...
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Stephensons Warmlite 2R Review
by Roger Caffin
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews Read More...
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Exped Aries Mesh Review
by Roger Caffin
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews Read More...
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MSR Dragontail Review
by Roger Caffin
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews Read More...
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Macpac Olympus Review
by Roger Caffin
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews Read More...
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Vango Tempest 200 Review
by Roger Caffin
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews Read More...
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Wilderness Equipment First Arrow Review
by Roger Caffin
Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Mini Reviews Read More...
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Nemo Obi Elite 1P Tent Review
by Will Rietveld
Nemo becomes a serious player in the ultralight tent category. The Obi Elite 1P is a cutting edge one-person double-wall tent that matches the weight and roominess of many single-wall tents. Read More...
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Nemo Pentalite Review
by Damien Tougas
A versatile shelter with a unique design, the Pentalite manages to bring something new to the realm of pyramid tent design: a large floorspace and optional full bug protection without a full-height inner bug net. The size, weight savings, and flexibility of this design make it a good candidate for a group backpacking, car camping, or base camp use. So far, so good, right? Read More...
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Hilleberg Nallo 4 GT Review
by Damien Tougas
Capable of handling all four seasons as either a single-wall floorless shelter or a fully bug-proof double-wall tent, the Nallo 4 GT can easily be tailored to meet a wide variety of environmental conditions. Is it the right tent for your family backpacking outings? Read More...
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Vango Helium Superlite 200 Tent Review
by Danny Milks & Kristin Tennessen
A sub-40 ounce, two-person, double-wall, hybrid tunnel tent that sheds wind and rain with ease? Read More...
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Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 Tent Review
by Will Rietveld
Terra Nova maintains their reputation with the latest “lightest double-wall shelter in the world,” weighing just over 1 pound. This one has a Cuben Fiber canopy and floor. Read More...
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Big Sky International Evolution 2P Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
Creation vs Evolution: one of the thorniest questions ever and one I prefer to stay away from most of the time. But Bob Molen’s latest creation is the ever-evolving Evolution 2P, and one I feel comfortable tackling. It is almost divine... Read More...
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MSR Carbon Reflex 3 Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
Dropping two full pounds from my current tent weight to use a sub-five-pound three-person double-wall tent all summer sounded too good to be true. How did MSR's lightest 3P shelter work for the Estrella family? Read More...
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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo Ultralight Modular Shelter System Review
by Will Rietveld
These Cuben Fiber shelter systems are among the lightest out there, consisting of a tarp, mesh insert, and front beak and providing five useful shelter options! Read More...
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Vaude Power Lizard UL Tent Review
by Will Rietveld
The Power Lizard lays claim to the lightest two-person double-wall tent in the world, but does that make it the best one? Read More...
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Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2 Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
The Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2 has the lowest trail weight of all the company’s two-person double-wall tents at 3.44 pounds (1.56 kg). An interesting pole design adds room to make it more livable inside. Will the Vapor Light be one we want to share, or will it turn out to be Vapor Ware? Read More...
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Sierra Designs LT Strike 2 Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
The Sierra Designs LT Strike 2 uses a radical pole design to make a roomy two-person tent, but does condensation leave us all wet? Read More...
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Nemo Espri 2P Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
While not the lightest of tents, this shelter can handle such a wide range of multi-tasking to make it worth a closer look. Read More...
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MSR Hubba Hubba HP Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
With new fabrics, a strong design and plenty of pitching options, the HP is quite attractive. Will this relatively lightweight double-wall abode have us exclaiming with enthusiasm or will we hurry on to the next cutie? Read More...
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REI Quarter Dome T2 Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
There's a lot of bang for the buck in this roomy, lightweight, double-wall tent! Read More...
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent Review
by Ray Estrella
Big Agnes raises the bar for two-person double-wall tents by creating their lightest offering ever. In fact, it is the lightest tent in this category from any manufacturer. Will it Fly high, or leave us up a Creek? Read More...
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Tarptent Scarp 2 Tent Review
by Will Rietveld
Although the Scarp 2 incorporates several weight-saving and space-making design elements to create a friendly, roomy, well ventilated, and stable tent for two campers, these benefits do not come without compromise. Read More...
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Terra Nova Laser Photon Elite Tent (2008 Model) Review
by Will Rietveld
With a trail weight of just 1 pound 11 ounces, it's the Guinness World Record holder for the lightest double-wall tent commercially available, but that doesn't mean it's perfect. Read More...
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MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Tent Review
by Will Rietveld
MSR utilizes lightweight fabrics, carbon fiber poles, and elegant design to achieve a sub-three-pound double-wall tent for two. Read More...
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Big Sky International Montana 2P Tent Review
by Will Rietveld
At 2 pounds, 10 ounces, the Montana is the lightest two-person double-wall tent available, but extreme lightness comes with a few tradeoffs. Read More...
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Big Sky International Convertible 2P Tent REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
A unique feature of the Convertible it that a third pole can be added to "convert" it from a three-season tent to a "WinterLite" four-season tent. At 3.5 pounds for a complete two-person double-wall tent, the Convertible in three season mode is 2.6 ounces heavier than Big Sky's award-winning Evolution 2P, but new design elements make it more stable and versatile. Read More...
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL3 Tent REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
A lightweight double-wall three-person tent with full storm protection and great views - but is it really sized for three? Read More...
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Hilleberg Kaitum Tent REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
With a massive total area of 58.3 square feet and a weight of less than 6 pounds, the Hilleberg Kaitum delivers serious livable space for the weight. But how does it stand up to the rough alpine and winter environments it was designed for? Read More...
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Big Sky Evolution 2P Tent REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Other double-wall tent manufacturers claim that their tent is “ultralight” or even “hyperlight,” but the Evolution 2P really IS light without sacrificing anything in features or convenience - but of course it's not perfect. Read More...
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Sierra Designs Hyperlight Tent REVIEW
by Alan Dixon and Alison Simon
Spacious, durable, wind-stable 4.5 lb tent - while very light for its size, it still can't match the area to weight ratio of our highest rated double wall tent. Read More...
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Hilleberg Akto Tent REVIEW
by Matt Colon and Ryan Jordan
A four-season solo tent that weights just 3 pounds, offers excellent usable space, is very durable, and provides full storm protection...does the Hilleberg Akto have a down side? Read More...
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MSR Hubba Hubba Tent REVIEW
by Doug Johnson
Double wall tent for two that weighs just over 4 lbs and has a unique pole hub system that makes it a breeze to pitch. Read More...
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Vaude Lightwing Ultralight Tent REVIEW
by Ken Knight
Two-person, three-season, double wall tent with a high price but a sturdy build. Read More...
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EMS StarLight II Tent REVIEW
by Andrew Rice
Not the lightest two-person double wall tent we've seen, but a good value nonetheless. Read More...
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Lightwave zrO cylq Tent REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Double wall tent that weighs 3 lbs, fits 1.5 people and does well keeping rain out, but... Read More...
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MontBell Monoframe Shelter Hexagon Tent REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Two-person double wall tent that nearly breaks the 3-pound barrier but gives up some features. Read More...
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Vaude Hogan Ultralight Tent REVIEW
by Loren Lee
Two-person semi-freestanding double-wall tent that weighs less than 4 lbs but sacrifices in some areas to achieve that weight. Read More...
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 Tent REVIEW
by Marty Coatney
Double-wall, two-person tent with a minimum weight of 3.5 lbs, good usable space, and an innovative design with some nice features but also a couple of drawbacks. Read More...
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Lightwave t1 cylq Tent REVIEW
by Blake Morstad
Although trim in usable space, this lightweight 4-pound tent is capable of handling a storm as well as many four-season tents. Read More...
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Vaude Taurus Ultralight Tent REVIEW
by Chris Arrasmith
Lightweight double wall three-season, two-person tent that can handle a serious downpour, but its cramped interior may cause cabin fever. Read More...
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Vaude Ferret 1 Ultralight Tent REVIEW
by Will Rietveld
Two-person, double wall tunnel tent with one small door, good usable space, and high quality construction at just over 4 lbs. Read More...
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 Tent REVIEW
by Jay Ham
A 3.3-pound double wall tent that uses an innovative Y-pole design to maximize interior space. The full mesh inner walls are good...and bad. Read More...
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Exped Vela II Extreme Tent REVIEW
by Chris Arrasmith
Not the lightest double wall tent at nearly 6 lbs, but it's storm-worthy and can shelter two people and loads of gear. Read More...

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