Initially, testers who received the Microlight feared for their comfort—and safety. “No way a tent this cheap and light can offer adequate space and real weather protection,” declared one tester, who then went out and promptly proved himself wrong by pitching the Microlight in Idaho’s Frank Church Wilderness, where it easily withstood 25-mph winds. That performance elevated the tent to a rarefied class: less than four pounds and less than $200, but with two doors, legit floor space, freestanding convenience, and three-season weatherproofing.
“Thanks to curved pole segments that maintain even tension on the fabric, the fly and tent body pitch without a ripple, so it doesn’t sag or flap noisily during gusts and heavy rain,” reports one tester. Setup is quick, with two Y-shaped hubbed poles and a brow segment that raises the crown. Two vestibules (each big enough to shelter two huge black Labs) deliver exceptional storage space for the weight. All-mesh walls virtually eliminated condensation, even on nights in the 30s in Idaho’s Sawtooth Wilderness. For additional ventilation in rainy weather, testers unzipped vestibules halfway (the design prevents rain from dripping in through the door). The 31-square-foot floor is long enough for six-footers, and the 39-inch peak height, while not the tallest in this category, let two testers sit up for a game of cards. Nitpick: You get just two small internal pockets. $199; 3 lbs. 15 oz.; llbean.comCrazy Cribs are complete personal shelters that are great for backpacking, car camping, sea kayaking, trekking, beaches, backyards, rafting... wherever you want exceptionally comfortable off-the-ground sleeping
The Ideal Portable Hammocks
Convenient Top Entry
Simple To Set-Up
Resists Unsteady Rolling
Provides Off-Ground Gear Storage During The Day
1" Wide Suspension Webbing For Excellent Weight Distribution
Double-Stitched Seams And Reinforced Corners For Durability
Can Be Used As A Ground Bivy
Fits Into A Small Stuff Sack
300 lb. Weight Capacity
The LEX features a fully enclosed, zippered mosquito netting-enhanced canopy with Easton 7075-T9 aluminum poles and an internal sleeve that accepts a sleeping pad for added comfort. Nylon jersey-mesh pole sleeves are positioned on the exterior for convenient set-up and easy zipper use. 70D coated ripstop nylon. 210D coated nylon bottom for extra durability. No-see-um netting. Two inside accessory pockets. Waterproof taped tarp seams. Includes guy lines, stakes and stuff sack.
Crib: 44" x 98" / 110 x 245 cm Tarp: 77" x 104" / 193 x 260 cm
Packed Weight: 70 oz / 1985 gr