Backcountry Lodgepole Tent Review

Camping Sale: This Sub-$150 Tent Gets the Job Done

I’ve slept in the Backcountry Lodgepole roughly 10 times this summer and fall and have been impressed. The Lodgepole isn’t flashy, but it’s exactly what many people need in a tent: shelter from the elements at an incredibly low price point.

Backcountry began making its own gear this year. Included is a lot of gear to cover the bases, like a tent, sleeping bag, and stylish lifestyle collection for men and women. The hallmark of the brand is its backcountry skiing collection, available now.

The Lodgepole tent does what a tent should: It sets up very easily, packs down small, and is amazingly affordable. I’ve thrown it in my backpack for short hikes to backcountry campsites.

At 4 pounds 12.5 ounces, it’s not super light. But it’s serviceable as a backpacking tent and wonderful for car camping.

Backcountry Lodgepole Tent Review

I can fit my 6-foot frame inside comfortably with room for two. There are several side pockets for storing phones, keys, and headlamps. And a nifty roof pocket can string lights and illuminate the whole tent.

In high-alpine zones of Colorado, I wasn’t blown away, but thoroughly satisfied. And the best part is the price. It’s a consistent and reliable tent for a low cost.

While camping gear can get seriously spendy for flashy colors and often pointless add-ons, the Lodgepole is an example of pure utility.

Backcountry sells a two-person tent for $142 and a three-person version for $172. Both are currently 25 percent off.

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Backcountry Lodgepole Tent Review

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Nate Mitka

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.

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