Post Tagged with: "Tent"

Klymit Insulated Static V Lite Review

Klymit Insulated Static V Lite Review

Buying a camping pad is a complex gamble that will often take an avid backpacker years of expensive trial and error to win. Every pro[Read More…]

by February 28, 2016 0 comments Gear
Many of Hilleberg tents are designed for all-season use – photo courtesy Petra Hilleberg

Petra Hilleberg – The Quintessential Northwest Executive and Maker of the Essential Northwest Tent

The world of recreational tents is extremely competitive with many outdoor powerhouses seeking to dominate the market, so how does a small family owned business[Read More…]

by October 16, 2014 0 comments Community
Mike Cecot-Scherer

Interview with Tent Designer Mike Cecot-Scherer

Mike Cecot-Scherer has been designing outdoor gear professionally for 29 years. He owns and operates is currently offering a test on Kickstarter and has done[Read More…]

by July 17, 2014 0 comments Community
2-person, 3-season tent

Brooks Range Tension 30 Review

Brooks Range has done the seemingly impossible—cramming a roomy, comfortable tent into one very small, very light package. When I first received the Brooks Range[Read More…]

by July 16, 2014 0 comments Gear
Summer in Mount Rainier National Park-- just around the corner

Spring Cleaning

Blue-sky days are creeping out of the Northwest winter— and so are we. Just around the corner are wildflower days on Mount Rainier, picnic lunches[Read More…]

by March 29, 2014 0 comments Community
Nemo Tenshi Four-Season Tent Review

Nemo Tenshi Four-Season Tent Review

The Nemo Tenshi is a well build and a cleverly designed tent. The materials used are top notch and the craftsmanship is an A+. It inspires confidence for use as a shelter in an alpine setting. If inclement weather should set it my first concern would not be this tent as a suitable shelter. I am happy to add it to my gear and look forward to many years of faithful service.

by March 5, 2014 0 comments Gear
Brooks Range Tension 40 Tent Preview

Brooks Range Tension 40 Tent Preview

Brooks Range has outdone themselves with this new offering for Summer 2014. I was a little afraid to take this featherweight (weighing in at barely four pounds) out in the late fall in the northwest. It rains a little out here.

by November 19, 2013 0 comments Gear
Easton Rimrock Tent Review

Easton Rimrock Tent Review

However, after my first night out with the Easton Rimrock 2P tent, I came to realize how far tent technology has come in the last five years, and started to think that maybe it was time to retire my stained, patched, heavy old friend to backyard campouts/car camping.

by January 23, 2013 0 comments Gear
Brooks Range Ultralight Quick Tent

Brooks Range Ultralight Quick Tent

Brooks Range calls it a Quick Tent, but without a floor, dedicated poles, zippers, and a mesh enclosure I find it hard to call this a tent. I prefer the term shelter. There is room to sit up inside and plenty of room for two people or one person and two packs and then you can still cook inside too.

by September 5, 2012 0 comments Gear
Nemo Meta 2 Person

Nemo Meta 2 Person

I embrace the idea of carrying gear that has multi-task capability. A jacket or vest is my sleep pillow, my Therm-a-rest is both dinner seat and then insulation layer while sleeping, and a small Zip-loc of paper towels is dish cleaner, toilet paper and emergency tinder. So when I found a tent that allowed me to use my trekking poles to pitch it, I had to give it a try.

by April 30, 2012 0 comments Gear