Big Sky Evolution 2P – Tents: Reviews
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This freestanding dome is only a few tent stakes over three pounds, yet it skimps on almost nothing. With a design that eliminates wasted corner space—hence wasted weight—the Evolution has two doors, two vestibules, a legit two-person floor, and a comfy 42 inches of headroom. Double-wall construction, with a siliconized nylon fly, limits condensation, the bane of most tents in this rarefied weight class. Impressively, this featherweight didn’t bend during an early-winter storm that dropped several inches of snow. Just use TLC when pitching the ultralight fabrics on a granite slab. 3.4 lbs; www.bigskyinternational.com
Bonus: Save another five ounces with carbon-fiber poles ($85 extra).
Bummer: If left open, the vestibule door lets rain leak into the inner tent.