We love tall tents for the easy living, but the tradeoff is usually more weight or less stability in wind. No such tradeoffs here. The Oasis matches a 45-inch peak height with an aerodynamic shape: “Strong winds didn’t even rattle it,” said a tester in the North Cascades. And the weight-saving design, which places two doors at one end with a huge, shared vestibule (fits three stacked packs), keeps the load under six pounds.
The hubbed-pole pitch is a snap, and the durable materials and construction showed no weakness after weeks of use. Main concern: The 42-square-foot floor feels tight with three campers. But because of the low weight, it’s a great choice for castlelike comfort for two or occasional use for three. $330; 5 lbs. 11 oz. Blackdiamond.com