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Category Archives: Tents

This Cult-Favorite Tent Was Impossible To Get—Until Now

Durston Gear is the quintessential “if you know, you know” brand. Created by Dan Durston of British Columbia in 2018, the company specializes in lightweight tents that have garnered a cult status in the outdoor world for their low weight, small pack size, bomber construction, and spacious geometry. They’re also impossible to get. Or at […]

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7 Car Camping Must-Haves

Planning on camping this summer? You’re going to need a few items, no matter what. Here’s the information you need to buy the essentials, without breaking the bank.  A Tent  The variables: Floor space, interior height, weight, packed size, weather resistance, ventilation. And, as always, quality.  You’ll find tent sizes listed by the number of adults […]

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Deep-Dive Review: MSR Freelite 3 Tent

The Freelite 3 ($480) is not the most livable three-person tent in our testing class, but it might be the best all-around for long backpacks thanks to its lightweight construction, satisfactory storage, and elite ventilation. Designers shaved off nine ounces in this iteration, meaning the update weighs less than 2.5 pounds— an extraordinary accomplishment considering […]

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The Best Backpacking Tents of 2022

Kuiu Mountain Star 2P ($479) (Photo: Courtesy Kuiu) Best Protection We’re not saying we love camping in the rain, but the Mountain Star makes it a heck of a lot more enjoyable. This double-walled tent is reinforced against wind via two nine-millimeter-thick aluminum poles (you can get carbon for $20 more) that run the length […]

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Wait. Did My Friend Just Trick Me into Stealing a Tent?

Welcome to Tough Love. We’re answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair Braverman, dogsled racer and author of Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube. Have a question of your own? Write to us at toughlove@outsideinc.com. My friend since elementary school is shopping for a trip, so I went […]

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