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Time-Tested Gear: Tents

A-frames, domes, party tents–we've tested them all.
november 2011 tents TNF VE-25 445x260The North Face VE-25 (Courtesy Photo)



Black Diamond Bibler Ahwahnee (Courtesy Photo)

Veteran Pick
Black Diamond Bibler Ahwahnee

“For me, being outside is all about the view, and this tent—with its gigantic, body-length twin doors—lets me see the landscape even when I have to be inside. What’s more, its mountaineering heritage makes it tough enough for any conditions, and light enough to take anywhere. The 33-square-foot interior squeezes in three when necessary, and an optional vestibule adds a huge front porch. $650; 5 lbs. 10 oz.; blackdiamondequipment.com —Contributing Editor John Harlin III (and tester since 1987)

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