Tag: ultralight tent

NEMO Cloudview

New Hammock and Ultralight Tents from NEMO

NEMO Cloudview

During my trip to NEMO headquarters and our subsequent hike up Mount Washington in May, I got to play with the new Spring ’17 gear — there are a few pieces I am super excited about. NEMO makes a foray into camp furniture with the Cloudview Hammock and all you ultralighters or bikepackers out there will be psyched on a couple of the new tents. As per usual, it’s all the little design details that makes NEMO gear extra special.

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Mountain Hardwear GhostUL 2

Backpacking Tents Lighten Up Next Spring

Mountain Hardwear GhostUL 2

With more and more people hitting the trail for long distance hikes, brands continue to find ways to shave off weight from their ultralight shelters, ultimately aiming towards 1 pound or less per person. Many companies are switching to nylon from polyester in the rain fly as it is stronger at lower denier counts so therefore lighter, and creating more vertical walls and head room to up the livability quotient. Here are a few of our favorite ultralight tents we saw at Outdoor Retailer last month that will be available in time for your spring long distance hiking adventures.

SD Tensegrity 2 Elite

Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tent

SD Tensegrity 2 Elite
In honor of the company’s 50th Anniversary, Sierra Designs created a new Elite Collection of gear. This lightweight yet high performance line of products includes everything from rain gear to tents and sleeping bags, all reflecting the brand’s new unconventional approach to design.

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MSR FlyLite Tent

MSR FlyLite Tent

As with many outdoor products, the trend in backpacking tents is to go as minimalist…

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