Model: Inti 2
Our take This chameleon-like shelter changes configurations, letting it expand or contract to fit different size groups. The two-person standalone tent with 31.8 square feet of interior space and a tall, 43-inch peak height is the core of the system. Two doors and average-size vestibules (6 square feet each) make for easy exits and storage in two-person mode. Need more space? Attach the single-wall, doorless Alcove ($130; 2 lbs. 8 oz.) via floor snaps and toggles, adding enough square footage to sleep two more without squeezing. Testers praised the interior space, but noted the Alcove attaches over one door, making for negotiated entries and an overwhelmed vestibule. Need less space? Fastpack the Alcove for a minimalist option that pitches with a trekking pole and shelters one or two.
The details The Inti is built to last with tough 40-denier nylon floors. The 20-denier nylon fly finds a balance between low weight and durability (many tents now use 10-denier fabrics). Ding: While the tent repelled rainy weather in the Olympics, the single 21-by-5-inch vent at the head of the tent didn’t provide enough airflow for two people in humid conditions.
Trail Cred “It’s like the multitool of tents with an option for every occasion,” says one tester. “We used the tent for camp and hauled the Alcove to the beach as a makeshift sun shelter.”