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Black Diamond Firstlight

Can I use my three-season tent in the snow? Or should I cough up the money for a four-season model?

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Black Diamond Firstlight.     Photo: Courtesy of Black Diamond

A:Among the lightest tents of its kind on the market, the 3.3-pound Firstlight features steep walls that both shed snow that might have fallen during your slumber and give you more headroom when you’re up and about. Mesh in the small rear window and the door provide cross ventilation. $360

MINIMUM TRAIL WEIGHT: 3.3 pounds
FLOOR AREA: 27.3 square feet
VESTIBULE AREA: 9 square feet (sold separately)
PEAK HEIGHT: 42 inches
POLES: 2 DAC Featherlite

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