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Camping | November 23, 2022
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Fan of outdoor excursions? Looking for the perfect shelter for your next backcountry outing? Make your next outdoor adventure the best one yet with one of the light and waterproof backpacking tents recommended by SAIL expert Marc-Antoine Bédard. Find out how to choose the best tent for your needs, and how to take care of it!
In this article, you will find out more about the following backpacking tents:
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Many of the Hubba Hubba’s benefits also come with the MSR Elixir tent, a good alternative that offers good value for money. This tent has features that are ideal for those buying a backpacking tent for the first time. Made of polyester instead of nylon, this shelter is great for those who want to initiate themselves to wilderness camping.
If this is your first overnight hiking trip, the Big Agnes Blacktail tent was made for you. With similar features to those of the MSR Elixir, it is one of the most popular SAIL products, partly because of its attractive price. Perfect for hiking, it is also sturdy enough for camping.
Its great price is definitely one of the SAIL Toundra 3-person tent’s main benefits, and its value for money remains unmatched according to expert Marc-Antoine Bédard. If the weight of your backpacking tent is not your main selection criteria, you’ll be more than happy with the waterproofing and durability of its materials. It is also a great family tent.
When hiking, there is nothing worse than a bag so heavy that it stops you from enjoying the moment, or a night spent in a wet tent. The backpacking tents suggested below are the lightest on the market, and combine the best waterproofing features and sizing optimization that’ll suit any budget. More compact than traditional tents, they are made with breathable materials and are easily carried, whether on your back, on your bike or in your canoe!
Before choosing your backpacking tent, find out how much floor space you need as well as the level of waterproofing and the technical specs you will require. Are you looking for a freestanding tent? What are the most important criteria for you? Check what the rainfly and floor are made of, as well as the total weight of the gear. All important factors to consider before making your final selection.
The light 2-person Hubba Hubba tent is one of the most high-end freestanding tents on the market. Its weight is impressively low and it is extremely breathable, which will suit the kinds of hikers who are mindful of every gram they add to their load. A lobby can be hooked on to create an annex, which allows you to add space to the tent to protect your gear from the elements.
Spacious, the 2-person Marmot Tungsten light backpacking tent is also easy to install at the end of the day, thanks to its colour-coded clips and poles. Its two vestibules and double doors mean easy access for all sleepers. Its technical features, similar to those of the Elixir and Blacktail models, are sure to fulfil all of your expectations!