To be classified as lightweight, a camping tent generally weighs less than five pounds. This type of weight class is referred to as trail weight and is generally determined by the packing weight of the tent itself.
The construction or material of a lightweight camping tent is important for the camper to keep in mind---most are single wall construction which may not withstand well to inclement weather conditions.
Many lightweight tents only sleep one to two people because of their small size---this should be kept in mind when planning the camping trip.
Three season tents are generally lightweight and a wise choice for single backpackers and campers. Four season and lodge tents are heavily constructed tents with additional vestibules and rain fly's, making them heavier and more difficult to transport by foot.
One should take into consideration the assembly materials needed with a lightweight camping tent---additional gear such as poles, stakes, rope and a mallet accumulate to overall weight.
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