MSR Hubba Hubba
The MSR Hubba Hubba is a two-person tent that has won awards, including "Backpacker" magazine's Editor's Choice Award in 2007. This tent is light for a two-man shelter (3 pounds, 14 ounces) and can be easily carried and used by one person needing a little extra space in the woods. The one-pole design with a single hub makes for fast setup in inclement weather. The waterproof rainfly is durable, light and strong--it can be stretched and guyed into tight, angled walls. The rainfly can be used on its own as a one-wall shelter with the groundsheet. The construction comes with MSR's patented seam-sealing and seam tape--both guaranteed by the company.
Big Agnes Seedhouse 1
The Big Agnes Seedhouse 1 is a one-person backpacking tent with a weight that is nearly the lowest on the market--2 pounds, 6 ounces. This tent appears narrow at first, but comes with extra guyline and stakes to increase the available space for shoulder and arm room. This is a two-walled tent--with mesh bug netting and a rainfly--that has 360-degree views when the rainfly is off. All seams are taped with Big Agnes seam tape and all zippers are waterproofed. The tent accommodates one person--even as tall as 6 feet, 3 inches--and includes a vestibule large enough to fit shoes and your pack.
Mountain Hardware Ghost UL 1
The Mountain Hardware Ghost UL 1 is a one-person tent. For those looking to save on the purchase without sacrificing much on construction, waterproofing and features, this is an efficient choice. With a weight of 2 pounds, 2.6 ounces it offers feather-lightness but with a sturdy construction. The poles for the tent are anodized to prevent corrosion and snapping, and the mesh interior is strong and transparent--for good viewing inside the tent. Mountain Hardware guarantees its waterproof taping and seam-sealing protection.
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