SlumberJack In-Season 2 tent

SlumberJack In-Season 2 Tent Review

4 season tents can be very, very expensive with shelters often clearing the 1000 dollar mark. Obviously, most people cannot justify that kind of cost. Thankfully, at $269.95, the In-season 2 4 season from Slumberjack’s is aimed squarely at the masses who want an affordable solution to camping. The In-Season 2 tent is built around…

Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2

Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2 Review

The Sierra Designs Nightwatch takes everything I liked about the Lightning 2: an awning, gear closets, and a stable design, and enhances it by implementing a roll back fly for star gazing and better ventilation. Despite looking quite similar, the design has been heavily modified in a variety of ways. How does this new model hold…

Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4 Review

The Tensleep Station 4 from Big Agnes is a fully featured tent that understands the fundamentals of a good car camping shelter; comfort, reliability and convenience. I recently had the luxury of living inside the Tensleep for 7 days on my recent trip to Acadia, putting it through the wringer, and this is what I thought. Starting out,…

L.L.Bean Micro light UL2 (7)

L.L.Bean Microlight UL 2 Review

The L.L.Bean Microlight is a tent that’s lived on the L.L.Bean line for a long time now, and for good reason. Year after year they’ve made subtle revisions to a long standing favorite, only improving the design as they go. The 2016 Microlight UL2 revision takes everything I loved about the old design, and makes…

SlingFin 2Lite

How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

It’s easily overwhelming; With so many options, brands, designs and an entire book full of terminology, the simply act of choosing a tent can become nearly impossible. This guide is designed to simplify the act and to help you decide what you need out of tent, and what you don’t. Let’s get started. What do…

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO Tent Review

The Big Agnes RattleSnake SL2 mtnGLO tent is a shining example (pun!) of an affordable yet rock solid backpacking tent with a couple of features that I never knew that I needed. I’ve put it to the test, and here is what I found. The stand out feature of the Rattlesnake SL2 is the mtnGLO…

Big Agnes Slater Ul2 +

Big Agnes Slater UL2+ Review

Light weight and winter; combining the two while enjoying it seems a near impossibility at times. The Big Agnes Slater UL2+ is a shelter designed to bring them closer together, while maintaining a comfortable experience. With an ultralight build based off the immensely popular Fly Creek series but with more internal volume, and a full…

REI Arete ASL 2 tent

REI Arete ASL 2 Overview

We’re currently testing the REI Arete ASL 2, and I wanted to offer up a preview of it as we’re pretty excited about it. I like the light weight build, but so far I’m not big on the lack of tent stakes and guy lines. Check out the video below. Questions? Just let me know!

SlingFin 2Lite

Slingfin 2Lite Backpacking Tent Review

Slingfin is new to the backpacking scene, but it’s designer is not. Martin Zemitis has been in the industry 33 years now, working with other industry leaders to design their gear. Now, he’s free to produce his own designs. The 2Lite tent is one of the results of that freedom. The 2Lite comes in two…

Eureka Midori 2

Eureka Midori 2 Review

The Midori 2 by Eureka is a feature packed, affordable backpacking tent for those who are looking for a sturdy, reliable shelter without going broke in the process. The Midori 2 is a full double walled shelter, with a single side entrance and vestibule. A unique vertical pole is mounted under the corner of the…