Frederick Reimers

Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT – Camping Tents: Reviews

Hilleberg Kaitum 2 GT – Camping Tents: Reviews

If you need a shelter that can handle the nastiest weather year-round, Hilleberg's flagship model, the Kaitum, is the best non-freestanding tent we've ever tested. Setup, even in high winds, is a...

REI Quarter Dome T3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

REI Quarter Dome T3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

BEST SPACE-TO-WEIGHT RATIOTesters were impressed with the two-person model of this tent; it's roomy (30 square feet) and light (less than four pounds) and has the critical double doors and vestibules...

REI Half Dome 2+ - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

REI Half Dome 2+ - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

If comfort is more important to you than weight, go ahead and buy a three-person tent for yourself and your mate. But consider this first: New pole connectors, like plastic hubs and sockets, have...

GoLite Valhalla 2+ - Camping Tents: Reviews

GoLite Valhalla 2+ - Camping Tents: Reviews

FOUR-SEASON CHAMPIONIf you're looking for a lightweight shelter that can handle high winds and heavy snow, single-wall tents like the Valhalla are tough to beat. Thanks to an interior-pole structure...

Marmot Abode 2P – Camping Tents: Reviews

Marmot Abode 2P – Camping Tents: Reviews

Thanks to its mostly mesh canopy, the double-door Adobe received high marks for warm-weather stargazing and ventilation. But what really impressed us was its performance in an early-season Wasatch...

Ground Ajanta 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

Ground Ajanta 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

Apparel manufacturer Ground has hit the tent on-ramp at full speed. The Ajanta, its first three-season tent, is an impressive debut. An intuitive, hubbed pole architecture makes it easy to set up,...

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Marmot Hideaway 4 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Backcountry HeadquartersThere are plenty of sturdy and roomy four-person base-camping tents on the market. What makes the Hideaway our favorite is that, while it's downright cavernous it's still...

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

LOTS OF COMFORT, LITTLE WEIGHTBig Agnes took last year's already light Gear of the Year–winning Emerald Mountain tent and sliced off nearly a pound, while apparently sacrificing nothing. How'd...

GoLite Adrenaline 20 – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

GoLite Adrenaline 20 – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

1. Thanks to its top-of-the-line 800-fill down, light fabrics, half-length zipper, and trim cut, the Adrenaline 20 packs down to the size of a loaf of bread. Even more impressive, at less than two...

Easton Si2 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Big Agnes Lynx Pass II - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Light and RoomyEven when building a "value" tent, Big Agnes gets the details right. With amenities like a vestibule that turns into a shade canopy with trekking poles, high-visibility (read: trip-...

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