If you think even a three-pound tent is heavy, but snoozing sans roof seems iffy, the NightHaven is for you. More than a tarp, less than a tent, the shelter sets up with two trekking poles. Lack of ventilation meant the silicone-treated nylon walls got clammy when the NightHaven was buttoned up with a couple heavy breathers on a chilly night in the Cascades. But 56 square feet of living space provided room to dodge the drips. Thanks to partial floor panels that act like anti-critter gaskets, the NightHaven scores better than expected on the bug front, too. 1.7 lbs; www.orgear.comBonus: For just 14 ounces and $39 more, snap in the optional floor and turn it into a bona fide tent.Bummer: No vestibule, and inside you'll have to maneuver around those poles.
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