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Finding the perfect tent can sometimes be a daunting task.  We here at ActiveGearReview.com provide the info you want and need in our tent reviews through testing our tents in well maintained campgrounds, BLM lands (often called primitive camping), and into the backcountry on multiday trips.  This means we not only know the camping tent specs, but we also let you know how easy it is to set up and take down the tent, how functional the space inside the tent really is, whether the features of the tent are worth more than marketing propaganda, and plenty of other information to help you make your purchase decision.

The Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Person Tent Review

Kelty Trail Ridge 6

Kelty Trail Ridge 6 Introduction Kelty and the outdoors go hand in hand. From my experience with numerous pieces of gear over the years, their quality is always top notch at a reasonable price. The Kelty Trail Ridge 6 person tent is one of their larger options out of a wide variety of tents.  With a few trips planned to the Collegiate Peaks ...

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Big Agnes 4 mtnGLO® Tent Review

Big Agnes, based in Steamboat Springs in my home state of Colorado has always made some of my favorite camping gear, from great sleeping bags to innovative inflatable sleeping pads.  The company kept up to its history when it introduced the mtnGLO Tent Light Technology into its tent line, bringing convenient lighting built into the tent without needing to hang ...

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 Review

Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 Review

The Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 tent comes in at an ultralight weight of 2 pounds, 9 ounces for a packed weight and 2 pounds 2 ounces for a minimum weight. This is the tent that is Mountain Hardwear’s lightest freestanding 2 wall, 2 person tent and it demands some attention. Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 2 Materials Used For the ...

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MSR Elixir 4 Tent Review

MSR Elixir 4 Tent

The MSR Elixir 4 Tent is the perfect camping option for the person who takes the occasional backpacking trip and plenty more car camping trips.  This tent provides the structure, design elements, and durability we come to expect from a high-end tent brand such as MSR. Tent Weight and Size For Backpacking The weight of the MSR Elixir 4 is ...

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Sierra Designs Lightning 2 Tent Review

Sierra Designs Lightning 2 Tent

The three-season, two-person Lightning 2 tent from Sierra Designs is a refreshing and welcome reimagining of what a tent – and what camping – can be. The engineering and design elements comprising the tent deserve special commendation. The product should be given full consideration by those in the market for camping gear. I found the Lightning 2 thoughtfully put together ...

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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 Tent Review

copper spur ul2 tent

The Copper Spur UL2 is a 2-person 3-season that packs the ultimate in protection from the elements and creature comforts into a sub 3 pound package for backpacking or car camping. I have spent more than 20 nights in this tent so far this summer and it has been put to the test by humans and nature. Copper Spur UL2 ...

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The North Face Tadpole FL Review

The North Face Tadpole 2

The Tadpole by The North Face has long been a staple in the TNF tent line.  I had my first tadpole tent about 10 years ago and took that tent everywhere with me.  The Tadpole line was built for the camper that loves to get out and enjoy everything the great outdoors to offer.  The line offers the superiority of ...

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