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Camping & Backpacking Tents
So, since you're on this page, you probably want a new tent. I'm pretty excited to tell you about all the different kinds of tents we have: camping tents, backpacking tents, big tents, little tents, and tents that will make you taller. Ok, that last one might not be true, but that can be our secret. If anyone asks, you got a tent that made you taller at Moosejaw. Deal?
I guess the biggest thing you should consider when choosing a tent is what you're going to be using it for. Fast and light backpackers need an ultra lightweight tent. Nobody wants to carry around a heavy tent in their pack. You can find lightweight tents at are super for backpacking to accommodate one or two people. Probably three people, too. If you're going ultra light, you'll probably be totally set with a backpacking bivy tent: it's a one person tent that holds just you and your sleeping bag. There's no room for gear, but bivy sacks are super light and portable.
If a roomier tent is what you're looking for, check out some of the larger tents. Basically, tents are kind of named for how many people they sleep: the more people, the larger the tent. Of course, it's not mandatory to have four people sleeping in a four person tent. It could always sleep two and hold extra gear. That sounds really obvious, I know. Anyway, check out our larger camping tents from top brands like The North Face, Bibler, Big Agnes, MSR, and Kelty. These are some seriously sweet tents.
If you're planning to do some cold weather camping, you're going to need a four season tent. A four season tent offers extra protection from the elements for winter or mountain conditions. These tents stand up to serious winds and snow, making them pretty bombproof mountaineering tents. Check out these sweet shelters from brands like Hilleberg, Exped, Mountain Hardwear, Marmot, and Sierra Designs. Four season tents are available to sleep anywhere from one person, like the Hilleberg Atko to eight people, like the Marmot Lair. Seriously, they set up a Marmot Lair in the office one day. It was the biggest base camp tent I've ever seen in my life. We had a dance party and a light show inside of it.