Gear Reviews

GoLite Imogene UL3 Tent

Bugout lets you congregate for blissfully insect-free meals and card games.

Brand: GoLite

Model: Imogene UL3 Tent



3lbs. 1oz.

[group shelter]

Buggy climes can send campers fleeing to their tents, but the Bugout lets you congregate for blissfully insect-free meals and card games within mesh walls that don’t obscure scenic views. “Through clouds of mosquitoes and persistent drizzle, it was a relief to retreat inside so we could look over maps, plan our day, and cook,” declares our tester, who used this 81-square-foot party room for a week in the mosquito-filled Boundary Waters.

Watermelon-sized when packed, the floorless, four-sided shelter pitches with NEMO’s optional accessory poles ($45 and 15 oz. each) or just lashed to trees, using the 15-foot guylines (included). The 75-denier polyester “roof” funnels rain into smartly designed gutters that send runoff to the corners (so it doesn’t sheet down the walls). The superfine, DWR-treated mesh repelled precipitation in all but the windiest conditions. Six people can mingle comfortably inside, the 72-inch peak height lets most campers stand up fully, and two-way zippers at two corners facilitate easy exits. Prefer a hammock to a camp chair? Open the zippers to accommodate hammock straps, and you can swing and doze in bug-free bliss. $250; 4 lbs. 1 oz.;

Setting the standard for ultra-lightweight livable space.

-Three-season and free-standing ultralight backpacking tent
-Single door and vestibule
-Factory-taped seams using waterproof, solvent-free polyeurthane tape (No PVC or VOCs)
-Pre-Attached rear guy line for field ready performance
-Additional reflective guy points for stability and visibility
-Durable YKK® zippered door with snag-guard, Velcro® & snap closures
-High internal gear loops for clothes lines and hanging items
-DAC Featherlite (R) NSL pole system with press fit connectors, lightweight hubs and eco-friendly anodizing
-DAC TH72M Aluminum poles
-Single hub design for quick and easy set up
-No-See-Um Mesh body keeps the smallest bugs out and lets the air flow
-Floor and fly feature ultra-light rip stop nylon with a 1200 mm waterproof coating
-1200mm waterproof polyurethane-coated nylon bathtub style floor
-Color-coded webbing on tent body and fly for easy set up
-Waterproof stuff sack
-Pitches with 4 stakes, packaged with 8

No-See-Um Mesh
Green Anodizing DAC®

10 Denier Ripstop Nylon Fly
20 Denier Ripstop Nylon Floor
Silicone/PU 1200mm Waterproof Fire Retardant Coating
15 Denier Polyester No-See-Um Mesh
TH72M-6 Aluminum Poles
TH72M-6 Aluminum J-Stakes