|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
Backpacker Magazine – January 2013
Whether you seek maximum storm protection, minimum weight, or highest value, we've found your perfect shelter.
MSR Carbon-Core Stake Kit
$28; .8 oz. for 4;
|Featherlight carbon-fiber stakes sheathed in a durable aluminum
skin shave two ounces or more from your tent’s trail weight.
|Triple the price of standard aluminum stakes|
NiteIze BugLit LED Micro Flashlight
$13; .6 oz.;
|Four bendable arms on this all-purpose, four-setting task light wrap around tent poles, trees, or even a hat brim (allowing for use as an emergency headlamp).||Narrow beam; not bright enough for night hiking (6 lumens on high)|
NEMO Transform Tarp
$170; 2 lbs. 10 oz.;
|This 12 x 12-foot tarp rigs up to extend a vestibule or shade your camp kitchen, then shape-shifts into a floorless pyramid shelter with a quick zipper switch.||Weighs as much as some two-person tents|