GoLite Wolf Creek L3 Tent

Bugout lets you congregate for blissfully insect-free meals and card games.
Wolf Creek L3 Tent
Price $500.00

Specs

Shape Other
Free Standing
Capacity 3
Number of Poles 1
Diameter of Poles (mm) 8.5
Floor Space (sq ft) 40.3

 

Length (inches) 88
Nonstandard Shape
Interior Height (inches) 42
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 10.3
Weight 4 lbs, 10 oz

[group shelter]

Buggy climes can send campers fleeing to their tents, but the Bugout lets you congregate for blissfully insect-free meals and card games within mesh walls that don’t obscure scenic views. “Through clouds of mosquitoes and persistent drizzle, it was a relief to retreat inside so we could look over maps, plan our day, and cook,” declares our tester, who used this 81-square-foot party room for a week in the mosquito-filled Boundary Waters.

Watermelon-sized when packed, the floorless, four-sided shelter pitches with NEMO’s optional accessory poles ($45 and 15 oz. each) or just lashed to trees, using the 15-foot guylines (included). The 75-denier polyester “roof” funnels rain into smartly designed gutters that send runoff to the corners (so it doesn’t sheet down the walls). The superfine, DWR-treated mesh repelled precipitation in all but the windiest conditions. Six people can mingle comfortably inside, the 72-inch peak height lets most campers stand up fully, and two-way zippers at two corners facilitate easy exits. Prefer a hammock to a camp chair? Open the zippers to accommodate hammock straps, and you can swing and doze in bug-free bliss. $250; 4 lbs. 1 oz.; nemoequipment.com

Strikes a great balance between weight, durability and space. An awesome all around backpacking tent.

• Three-season and free-standing lightweight backpacking tent
• Two doors and two vestibules
• Factory-taped seams using waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape
(No PVC or VOCs)
• Reflective guy points for stability and visibility
• Durable YKK® zippered doors with snag-guard, Velcro® & snap closures
• High internal gear loops for clothes lines and hanging items
• DAC Featherlite (R) NSL pole system with press fit connectors, lightweight hubs and eco-friendly anodizing
• DAC TH72M Aluminum poles
• Single hub design for quick and easy setup
• No-See-Um Mesh body keeps the smallest bugs out and lets the air flow
• Floor and fly feature lightweight rip stop nylon with a 1200 mm waterproof coating
• 1200 mm waterproof polyurethane-coated nylon bathtub style floor
• Color-coded webbing on tent body and fly for easy setup
• Waterproof stuff sack
• Pitches with 4 stakes, packaged with 8

40 Denier Ripstop Nylon Fly & Floor
Silicone/PU 1200mm Waterproof Fire Retardant Coating
15 Denier Polyester No-See-Um Mesh
TH72M-6 Aluminum Poles
TH72M-6 Aluminum J-Stakes

No-See-Um Mesh
Green Anodizing DAC®

*Shape is half-dome