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Who wants to carry the heaviest tent? No one does. To lessen the load, heavy tents are often distributed amongst the hikers who would sleep in them, the poles with one person, rain fly and footprint with another, the main body and stakes with someone else. Whether hiking alone or in large groups, hitting the trails, mountains, and woods can be complicated by overwhelming equipment. Take the pain out of hiking, and let Backcountry Gear fit you with an ultralight backpacking tent to suit your needs.

How close to nature do you want to stay? Four season lightweight camping tents like those from Hilleberg can take whatever snow or rain you throw at them. Staked down three season lightweight tents from MSR, Black Diamond, and Big Agnes offer featherweight rain flies to fit over their ventilating mesh walls. Minimalist summer tents and tarps from tent makers Tarptent, Snow Peak, and Hilleberg find their security in guy lines and the strength of their fabrics. The latest designs and technology make set up intuitive and hassle free for even the most basic options.

Lightweight no longer means stuffing hikers into small tents. There are lightweight backpacking tents that can comfortably house large parties and offer ample headroom, as well as vestibules for hiking gear, boots, and backpacks. Backcountry Gear has done its best to make sure customers can find the best ultralight tents available. For thru hikers and lightweight backpackers who like to go fast and light, we feature the Akto and Nallo II from Hilleberg. For those looking for solo tents, the Akto weighs a little more than a bivvy, but offers space for all your hiking gear and outdoor clothing and can take a beating. If hiking in pairs, the Nallo II lets you get as close as you want while giving you plenty of space.

Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, Backcountry Gear has the best gear from the global outdoor industry leaders Big Agnes, Nemo, Sea to Summit, Sierra Designs, and Hilleberg. We stock the best in sleeping bags, climbing gear, and outdoor clothing, too. When you plan for the outdoors, plan on BackcountryGear.com, your first stop for outdoor adventure. Every step of the way.