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Awards Best Buy Award Editors' Choice Award   Top Pick Award 
Price $369.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Pole construction, good rain protection, affordableAmazingly 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 Cramped with two people, flexes in heavy wind, heavier designExpensive, 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 reliable and affordable pole-constructed ultralight tentAmazing 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 Nemo Hornet 2P ZPacks Duplex Flex Upgrade UltaMid 2 Tarptent StratoSpire Li Tarptent Aeon Li
Livability (30%)
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Weight (25%)
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Weather Resistance (25%)
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Ease Of Set Up (10%)
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Specs Nemo Hornet 2P ZPacks Duplex Flex... UltaMid 2 Tarptent... Tarptent Aeon Li
Type Double wall pole tent 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 2.34 lbs 1.8 lbs 2.32 lbs 1.60 lbs 1.09 lbs
Measured Weight of All Included Shelter Parts Total: 2 lb. 5.3 oz., Tent: 12.7 oz; Fly: 11.2 oz, Poles: 8.0 oz, Stakes: 3.6 oz, Included cordage: 1.0 oz, Stuff sack: 0.9 oz. 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? Yes No No Yes Yes
Poles Needed for Set-up? No 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) 85" x 51" 45" x 90" 83" x 107" 86" x 45" 88" x 30"
Peak Height (inches) 40" 48" 64" 45" 47"
Fabric 10D Nylon Ripstop .51 oz/sqyd DCF Fabric DCF8 Dyneema Composite Fabrics Dyneema Composite Fabrics Dyneema Composite Fabrics
Packed Size 19" x 5" 7" x 13" 8.5" x 6" x 5.5" 16" x 4" 14" x 4"
Floor Area 27.3 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 1 4 2 trekking poles 2 trekking poles 1 trekking pole
1-person version? Yes No No No Yes
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