The Big Agnes Scout Plus UL2 is a large, A-frame style tarp tent. For its weight, it's the roomiest fully-enclosed ultralight shelter that we tested. The single layer of waterproof ripstop nylon overhead has eaves that extend out over the attached mesh sidewalls and waterproof floor. This is the most spacious and livable two-person shelter in the ultralight review, and is also relatively affordable. Two adjustable trekking poles (not included) make set-up quick and easy.
The ZPacks Duplex is the Scout's closest competitor in this year's review. These two pyramid style shelters both have permanently attached floors and mesh walls that provide complete bug protection. The Duplex won our Editors' Choice award this year. It isn't as spacious as the Scout Plus, and the vestibule is small, but it weighs about half of what the Scout does and stands up to strong winds better.