REI Base Camp Tents
The REI Base Camp model comes in a four-person and six-person size. The tent has high ratings from REI.com customers and is ideal as a large, sturdy shelter when car camping. The tent is heavy, with the four-person model weighing 13 lbs. 3 oz. and the six-person tent weighing 17 lbs. 3 oz. The tent is designed for three-season camping and uses a coated polyester taffeta rainfly that is UV resistant and will not stretch when wet. The tent also has a vestibule for storing gear, mesh paneling for ventilation, a cut-in floor to keep water outside and interior pockets for organizing gear. The heavy design limits the ability to backpack efficiently with the tent but makes for a comfortable base camp.
MSR Hubba Hubba Tent
MSR manufactures several top rated tents, with the Hubba Hubba model being rated among the best. The lightweight backpacking tent weighs 4 lbs. and has a freestanding design with room for two people. The tent has two doors for easy entry and exit and uses a coated ripstop nylon rainfly that is resistant to UV rays. It also has reinforced seams, durable needle stakes, a dry entry vestibule that is effective when the doors are open and a bathtub style floor that will prevent groundwater from entering the tent. The tent has excellent reviews from REI.com customers and is valued for the waterproof design and the easy setup process.
Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 Tent
The Big Agnes Copper Spur 3 model is ideal for backpacking and use as a large base camp shelter. The three-person tent has a 44-square-foot floor area and weighs under 5 lbs. The tent uses a coated ripstop nylon rainfly that is UV resistant and waterproof. The floor of the tent uses a high bathtub design to repel groundwater, and the mesh body minimizes condensation on the tent walls. It also has two doors and two vestibules for easy entry and exit and access to gear. The tent has high ratings from REI.com customers and is valued for the lightweight, durable design, waterproofing and the easy setup.
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