What’s there to say about the MLD Duomid, except, I’m impessed.
The Duomid has the best of many worlds with few compromises.
With so many tents on the market, like many folks, i started on the low end, and over the years, worked my way up. One of the biggest problems apart from weight has always been, for me at least, that most tents have barely usable vestibules. Continue reading
In many ways, this is a dream tent, and has many of the features that I listed in a previous post about what a dream tent would be. Sleeps two comfortably and has plenty of space to get in out of the rain, or keep your bicycle safe from the elements. Continue reading
I’m a big fan of a variety of different camping scenarios, from 20lb ultralight and minimalist backpacking over long distances, to heavy load backpacking with an external frame load carrier allowing for extra gear, to lighter car camping to all out glamping. They’re all fun in their own little ways.
The L.L. Bean King Pine 4-person tent is as close to glamping as I get while still having my own tent. Continue reading
I buy a lot of gear, not because I simply want to collect gear, but because each piece of gear tends to have specific features that are well thought out and make me think it would be perfect for me. Continue reading
The Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 is one of the lightest ubiquitously available 2 person tents available on the market.
Weight: 2.6 lbs including optional ground sheet, or if I’m using a multi-purpose tarp as my ground sheet, then tent weight is about 2.2 or 2.3 lbs (I don’t use the stuff sack, which helps shave a little weight). Continue reading
Grabber Outdoors Original Space Brand All Weather Blanket
Edit: Feb. 2013
I’ve discovered a better way to use this in a tent. In a small two person tent, put this up against one wall of the tent and it ups the ambient temp of the tent really well. In a small tent, i tie two corners along the angular top edge, and two corners along one edge of the base heat reflector facing inwards, of course. Takes a little while but it works better than laying it underneath your sleeping bag. For the floor, a sleeping pad works better to deal with the cold. Continue reading
I’d been looking for a 2 person tent for quite a while now. and it seems that there are two major factors affecting price these days: lighter weight and 4 season toughness. I didn’t need 4 season toughness, but I wanted a tent as light as I could get. Surprise surprise, every pound in weight you drop, the price skyrockets to another tier. I was unwilling to deal with 6 lbs and was very reluctant to deal with 5lbs. 4lbs was my goal since anything under jumped to about $250-$400 and I wasn’t willing to pay that. Continue reading