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Terra Nova Equipment Wild Country Trisar 2

A low-weight, low-cost two-person, freestanding tent

Brand: Terra Nova Equipment

Model: Wild Country Trisar 2


[freestanding ultralight]

Here’s a rare find: a two-person tent at this price and weight that still delivers freestanding, double-wall performance. It’s a bit small—no surprise—but the ounce-saving dimensions (best for sleeping, not lounging) worked just fine for our long-distance-hiking testers, who used the Imogene during a 400-mile Appalachian Trail trek through Maine and New Hampshire. The shelter held firm in roaring rainstorms that forced hikers in lesser tents to flee for the lean-to, and the weight-saving, 10-denier fabrics (20-denier for the floor) survived the journey intact.

The Imogene packs down small—the size of a 1-liter bottle—and setup is speedy, using one hubbed pole. There’s just one door (at the head end), which requires careful exits to avoid disturbing a companion. The 39-inch peak height allows even 6’4” campers to sit upright. But the length and width proved “cramped for two big guys,” reports one tester, who calls the 30 square feet “just big enough for sleeping.” And we wished for better ventilation in humid conditions, when condensation collected. $300; 2 lbs. 7 oz.; golite.com

Great value for money
Free standing 3-4 season stable design
Low weight but spacious
Inner can be used in its own in dry conditions
Superflex T6 alloy poles for strength and durability
Flysheet: Ripstop PU Coated Polyester 4000mm with FR treatment
Groundsheet: PU coated Polyester 6000mm
Pack size: 17 x 6 inches
Alloy pegs

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