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 snap, and the tube-style design sheds snow easily. Because the body and fly are linked, you can pitch it in one fell swoop without worrying about the tent body getting wet. Deploy the web of guylinesbeware; they come out of the bag "like a fistful of spaghetti"and hunker down. The two massive vestibules have plenty of room for skis, snowy gear, and group cooking. 7.2 lbs; hilleberg.comBonus: Like every tent that Swedish manufacturer Hilleberg makes, the Kaitum is individually set up and inspected at its family-owned factory.
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