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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
Price $220.00 at Amazon$600 List$715.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Affordable, very spacious for two, double doorsAmazingly light, four-sided weather protection, ample space for two, double doorsDCF construction is lightweight and waterproof, super spacious, four season useGreat weather protection, lightweight, adaptableUnder a pound, bombproof dyneema construction, ultralight stakes included
Cons Not adaptable, SilNylon not as weather proof as DCF, needs to be set-up specific to weatherExpensive, doesn’t include necessary stakesRequires lashing two poles together for setup, very expensive, no floor or bug protection built inExpensiveExpensive, single pole set-up takes a little practice
Bottom Line A spacious single wall tent at a relatively affordable priceAmazing weather and bug protection makes this one of the most popular thru-hiking options and our Editors' ChoiceA spacious, expensive, and high quality single-wall pyramid tentA shelter built to take on storms with comfortLightweight and bombproof, this shelter will keep you dry and bug-free on solo sojourns
Rating Categories Six Moon Designs Haven Tarp ZPacks Duplex Flex Upgrade UltaMid 2 Tarptent StratoSpire Li Tarptent Aeon Li
Livability (30%)
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Specs Six Moon Designs... ZPacks Duplex Flex... UltaMid 2 Tarptent... Tarptent Aeon Li
Type Shaped tarp Single wall tent w/ sewn in bug mesh and floor Floorless pyramid Double wall tent w/ removable floor and bug netting Single wall tent w/ sewn in bug mesh and floor
Weight with all components 1.15 lbs 1.8 lbs 2.32 lbs 1.60 lbs 1.09 lbs
Measured Weight of All Included Shelter Parts Haven Tent: 1 lb. 3.4 oz. (extra: Haven Net Tent: 15.0 oz w/ guy lines) Total: 1 lb. 5 oz Tent: 19.7 oz, Guy lines and clips: 1.2 oz, Stuff sack: .3 oz. (Flex upgrade: 11oz) Mid: 1 lb. 7.7 oz. (bug insert with floor = 22 oz, bug insert w/o floor = 13.4 oz.) Total: 1 lb.10 oz, Floor and bug net: 11.5 oz, Fly: 14.1 oz Total: 1 lb. 1 oz., Tent with Bathtub floor and bug net: 15.8 oz., Stakes: 1.7 oz.
Stakes Included? No No No Yes Yes
Poles Needed for Set-up? Yes Yes w/o flex kit
No w/ flex kit
Yes, unless suspended from the peak Yes Yes
Capacity 2 person 2 person 2 person 2 person 1 person
Max Floor Dimensions (inches) 88" x 44" 45" x 90" 83" x 107" 86" x 45" 88" x 30"
Peak Height (inches) 45" 48" 64" 45" 47"
Fabric 30D SilNylon .51 oz/sqyd DCF Fabric DCF8 Dyneema Composite Fabrics Dyneema Composite Fabrics Dyneema Composite Fabrics
Packed Size 12" x 4.5" 7" x 13" 8.5" x 6" x 5.5" 16" x 4" 14" x 4"
Floor Area 53 sq ft 28.13 sq ft 63 sq ft 26.88 sq ft 18.3 sq ft
Doors 2 2 1 2 1
Number of Poles 2 trekking poles 4 2 trekking poles 2 trekking poles 1 trekking pole
1-person version? No No No No Yes
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