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Backpacker Magazine – March 2006
A spacious ultralight tent that stays dry.
Condensation is the bane of single-wall tents, but this ultralight stayed mostly dry during testing outings that ranged from a freezing night at Upper Ice Lake in Washington's Glacier Peak Wilderness to a 2-degree chiller in Idaho's Sawtooths. Credit its roll-up perimeter flaps, which improve air circulation. The non-freestanding shelter pitches with trekking poles-one supporting the A-frame front, one tensioning the foot end from the outside. Setup takes a little experimenting to get the angles right and to maximize interior space; there's also extensive staking involved, but the Trig stood up well to a surprise wet snowstorm in Hells Canyon. When pitched correctly, it's fairly spacious, with length for a 6-footer. Storage space is minimal: The tiny vestibule fits only your boots. Peeve: You have to exit the tent to close the vents.
Weight: 2 lbs. 3 oz.