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Big Agnes String Ridge 2

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

Big Agnes String Ridge 2

Big Agnes String Ridge 2 Photo: Courtesy of Big Agnes

The String Ridge 2 from Big Agnes delivers a four-season tent that has just two poles and weighs a mere five pounds. Its taped seams and silicone-treated, rip-stop nylon keeps the shelter dry even in freezing rain. $600

FLOOR AREA: 31 square feet
VESTIBULE AREA: 11 square feet
PEAK HEIGHT: 42 inches
POLES: 2 DAC Featherlite NSL

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