A lot of people are talking about 3 and 4 season tents lately. But, what does that really mean? Does it mean a 3 season tent can’t be used in the winter? Is a 4 season tent good for every season? What’s the difference anyway? First, the nomenclature itself is a little misleading. So let’s … More 3 season vs 4 season tent. What’s the difference?
The Battle Mountain is a 4 season, mountaineering tent from Big Agnes. Designed with durability, livability, and light weight in mind, it strikes an exceptional balance of comfort on the trail, and at camp. The battle mountain is comprised of a light weight, yet rugged Cordura rip-stop nylon with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating. The … More Big Agnes Battle Mountain 2 Review
The Hammer 2p from Marmot is an ultra-light 4 season/mountaineering shelter. A single wall design and minimal design eliminates all the fluff, leaving only the bare essentials for the lightest packed weight possible. Can a light weight single wall shelter hold up to the challenges of high elevation backpacking on the East Coast? About the … More Marmot Hammer 2p Review
This is usually a slower time for backpacking news, as the seasons begin to change people usually start going inside and new products don’t show up as often: but not for me and not for Big Agnes. The Battle Mountain 4, 4 season mountaineering tent just showed up at my door, and I’m incredibly impressed. … More Big Agnes Battle Mountain Tent Preview (2015)
I’m working on a review for this tent, but I have to test it in such a wide variety of conditions that I wont’ have it ready for a while. Instead, I wanted to post a quick overview of the tent so I could show what I know so far. Impressions So far, I’m really … More Sierra Designs Convert 3 Overview