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    Backpacking tents to make you feel at home in the mountains

    Whether you’re gearing up for a leisurely overnight trip, a 3-day jaunt into the mountains, or a weeklong backpacking foray, the tent on your back is one of the most crucial items in your kit. A good backpacking tent will be packable and light, and it’ll keep you warm, comfortable and dry in the face of inclement weather and insects.

    Once you know what size of tent you want to bring along, it’s time to talk specifics. If you like the sound of a versatile, no-fuss tent designed with ease of movement in mind, you can set up a free-standing backpacking tent without stakes or pegs on all types of terrain (but make sure to weigh it down, or else it might fly away on you). There are ultralight backpacking tents if you need to shave off grams and feel quick on your feet, as well as tents with handy interior pockets for stowing all your most prized camping supplies.

    Now you’re up to speed on backpacking tent basics. If you’re new to backpacking or feeling overwhelmed with options, no worries. We’ve got a handy little guide on how to choose a tent to answer all your burning questions.