Gear Guide 2017: Tents
Designers got creative this year, churning out new designs for a solo palace, single/double-wall hybrids, shelters that size up to fit groups, and crazy-light two-person models.
Nights out: 247
Miles hiked: 1,029
Strongest wind: 55 mph (Cape Chignecto, Canada)
Longest night: 14 hours (Chugach National Forest, AK)
Wettest spell: 4 days (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
Highest camp: 11,500 ft. (Wind River Range, WY)
Bring your stuff: Climb in and spread out. Put as many people inside as you intend to in the field. See how the space works.
Stay focused: Figure out your priorities for access, features, weight, and price before you get to the store. Then stick to them.