Brand: Gossamer Gear
Model: The Two
Our take If you want low weight and large vestibules, this is your tent. Trekking-pole support and single-wall design cut ounces, but designers didn’t cut gear storage. A 29-square-foot-floor is average for a two-person shelter, but The Two’s double doors and enormous vestibules (16 square feet each) offer more than enough storage for packs and boots as well as cooking space; your biggest problem will be finding a piece of real estate big enough for throwing down. The entire tent rolls up smaller than a water bottle.
The details Gossamer Gear achieves the featherweight specs with light materials: 7-denier nylon walls and a 10-denier nylon floor. Condensation is an issue, but the larger vestibules and ability to completely roll back the fly gave some airflow to our testers during a particular muggy evening in Louisiana’s Bogue Chitto State Park.
Trail cred “We could sit up and play cards during a rainstorm without feeling cramped,” says one tester of the above-average, 46-inch peak height.