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Sierra Design Tent — The spacious interior, huge covered awning, ample ventilation and super light weight of the Tensegrity 2 Featherweight tent caught the eyes of several GearJunkie editors.

Trekking poles are required to pitch this non-free-standing design. The tent weighs less than 2 pounds (in the one-person version) and achieves better than average interior space by angling the walls outward, the opposite of most tents.

The two-person version weighs 2 lbs 9 oz. It moves the vestibule away from the doors to the front, increasing airflow and creating a big “gear closet,” which can convert to a big awning for cooking or hanging out with the addition of two more hiking poles.