• Hilleberg Allak 3 Camp Tent

    MSRP: $1160 BEST FOR: Camping in all weather   One of my more fun trade-show moments, last summer when Hilleberg introduced its Allak 3 tent, new for 2019, was obediently doing their ripstop-nylon test—trying and … Continue reading "Hilleberg Allak 3 Camp Tent"
  • Hilleberg Soulo Tent

      MSRP: $695.00 BEST FOR: Everything from high-altitude alpine climbing to dirtbagging   Hilleberg is pretty much to tents as Harley Davidson is to motorcyles; the wares they produce are not cheap, but, man, oh … Continue reading "Hilleberg Soulo Tent"
  • Big Agnes Big House 4

    I used to pack a superlight alpine tent for car camping. Then one morning I had an awakening. Literally. I asked myself why I crammed into a nylon coffin when my car didn’t care how much … Continue reading "Big Agnes Big House 4"
  • Black Diamond/Bibler Fitzroy

    Bibler/Black Diamond Fitzroy $699 ($125.95 for optional vestibule)   Weight: 6 pounds 4 ounces Center Height: 40” Waterproof/breathable single-wall Spacious for 2; tight for 3 www.bdel.com The Fitzroy hasn’t changed over the years, and remains … Continue reading "Black Diamond/Bibler Fitzroy"
  • Hilleberg Nammatj 3 GT

    Hilleberg Nammatj 3GT | $795 | hilleberg.com ★★★★ The 36.6-square-foot Nammatj 3GT is an exoskeleton tent. The poles slip in the outer tent, into the fly. The fly and tent go up together. No matter how hard the rain … Continue reading "Hilleberg Nammatj 3 GT"
  • North Face Mountain 25 Tent Review

    The North Face Mountain 25 $539 Four Stars Weight: 7 pounds 12 ounces Center Height: 39” Double-wall with detached fly Spacious for 2 www.thenorthface.com   This 30-square-foot tent is bomber in winds, dry in snow … Continue reading "North Face Mountain 25 Tent Review"
  • Nemo Tenshi Tent Review

    Nemo Tenshi $675 | 4 Pounds 14 ounces nemoequipment.com   The two-person, single-walled NEMO Tenshi is a breath of condensation-free air. Alongside many pioneering features (brainstormed by NEMO’s engineering genius, Cam Bresinger) and borrowing the … Continue reading "Nemo Tenshi Tent Review"
  • Hilleberg Jannu

    Hilleberg Jannu | $785 | hilleberg.com ★★★★ For three days in the North Cascades, the snow came down wet and heavy. Locals call it concrete snow. Since I was using a traditional double-wall tent, I had to erect the … Continue reading "Hilleberg Jannu"
  • Nemo GoGo Tent Review

    Nemo GoGo 1 person bivy | $285 | 3 Stars www.nemoequipment.com   At 2.1 pounds and a one-of-a-kind inflatable tube in lieu of poles, the Nemo Gogo is no toy. I’m no scientist, but I know … Continue reading "Nemo GoGo Tent Review"
  • Brooks-Range Rocket

    Brooks-Range Rocket Tent $650 | Brooksrange.com | 4 Stars   Imagine a weatherproof, wind-stable tent weighing less than a pound and a half. It sets up easily, sleeps two and packs down small enough to … Continue reading "Brooks-Range Rocket"
  • Brooks-Range Ultralite Solo Tarp

    Brooks-Range Ultralite Solo Tarp $75 | www. brooks-range.com | 4 Stars I recently climbed the Mountaineer’s Route on Mount Whitney and slept on the summit with a 6-ounce Solo Tarp to protect me from hail … Continue reading "Brooks-Range Ultralite Solo Tarp"
  • Sierra Designs Convert 2

    www.sierradesigns.com | $449 4 pounds 6 ounces | ★★★★★   The Sierra Designs Convert 2 is the newest entry in the four-pound high-altitude single-wall wedge-tent derby and is amazingly strong and easy to pitch, with … Continue reading "Sierra Designs Convert 2"