Category Archives: Tents/Tarps

Snugpak Quart (All weather Sleep System)

They Say - The Quart System combines our Softie® 3 Merlin with our TS-1 Liner and Bivvi bag. It can be used as a one or two season sleeping bag. There is a waterproof housing built into the stuff sack to keep the bivvi separate after use in case it is wet, so you keep your sleeping bag and liner dry. With this system, you get all three components for a reduced price, rather than purchasing them all separate. • Waterproof housing built into stuff sack to keep the bivvi separate…

Robens Goshawk Tent

They Say – Updated to be lighter weight, the award-winning Goshawk is an even better two-person tent. Light enough for two to carry on the trail during extended treks, this offers comfortable useable space in the form of two separate porch options, including a rear sheltered doorway which uses walking poles as supports. This allows each trekker to have his or her own entrance. It’s stable, easy to pitch and versatile. We Say – I’ve been using this tent for the past 3 months. Here’s a few thoughts. First, it’s…

Robens Raptor Tent

They Say - The Raptor uses a free-standing tunnel tent design with an extra lateral pole for even better stability, even in challenging conditions. Two doors, two generous porches and large rainproof mesh vents that are accessible from inside, add to its three-season suitability and it is quick and easy to pitch thanks to using double clip-on hooks and Fast-Foot cups on one side. See the tent online at http://www.robens.de/en/Products/Tents/Lite/Raptor.aspx We Say – I’ve just used this tent for 3 weeks of wild camping around England. I’ve had a few very heavy…

Night Glow Zipper Pulls by MSR

They Say - New for 2013: Easy to find in the dark, these glowing zipper pulls are a convenient, lightweight upgrade to your tent’s metal zipper pulls. The plastic pull glows for a full 8 hours and recharges in ambient light, and it’s easy to grip without removing gloves or mittens. Includes 4 zipper pulls. See them online at http://cascadedesigns.com/en/msr/tents/tent-accessories/enhance/night-glow-zipper-pulls/product  We Say - Why not use these, if you have the opportunity. The zipper pulls on the Robens tent that I used them with were easy to see in the dark anyhow, but…

Robens Osprey 3EX Tent

  We’ve been using this lightweight tent for the past 3 months. This is what we think of it. They Say - This tent offers three people comfortable living space, great stability and ease of pitching as well as a very generous and versatile porch space. For two it delivers luxurious space, yet still at a weight that could happily be carried on trail making it a good choice for long distance, self-supported treks, especially if prolonged bad weather is expected. The large porch provides excellent storage for bags, equipment or even…

MSR Zing Tarp

They Say - The Zing shelter is ideal for multi-night basecamp endeavors, easily covering a large picnic table-sized area to shield you from sun, rain and even wind. Two included poles and the option to add a third leave you with numerous configuration possibilities ranging from maximum protection to maximum space. Ultralight and taped DuraShield-coated silnylon offers waterproof protection for the long haul. A tight pitching wing design and small pack size makes this shelter at home in the backcountry too. Strong: Two, double-tapered aluminum poles with reinforced mid-sections offer excellent…