‘Best In Show’ At OR Show – Top Gear For 2016 (part II)

Pop-Up, Connectable Tent – Alite Sierra Shack

At $120, we applaud the affordability of this basic pop-up tent. But what makes it unique is Alite’s zip-together feature, letting you connect many tents in a row.


The company, based in San Francisco, is a big proponent of reaching beyond the core and getting everyone to try camping. It markets the hoop-pole tent as “the easiest tent you’ll ever set up,” eliminating some of the intimidation factor.

Inside view: Multiple tents zipped together

It’s made for outdoor and music festivals, car camping, and even backyard camping where kids or newbies can get their first taste of sleeping under the stars.