BEST FOR: Nasty weather.
THE TEST: Hilleberg took its trademark expedition-worthy four-season tunnel tent and turned it into a killer three-season shelter. “Lightweight, compact, easy to set up, and totally bomber,” raved one tester. Nice details like a monstrous vestibule that’s almost as big as the tent; a proven wind-, snow-, and water-sloughing (though not freestanding) design; and an integrated clothesline made life on a soggy weekend in the Cascades pleasurable. Our only gripe: open the fly door in the rain and water drips in.
THE VERDICT: Setup is fast and easy, and the vestibule rolls back for effective venting. If not for the hefty price tag, it would have scored Gear of the Year. 4.6 lbs