How to choose a three-season tent

June 4, 2012

Backpackers are like turtles. Except they’re much faster. And they don’t eat bugs. Point is, like their terrapin friends, backpackers carry their shelter on their backs. And the less that shelter weighs, the faster they move. If you are looking to invest in a lightweight three-season tent—or just want an all-purpose tent for car camping—here are the important things to consider…

This column originally appeared in the May/June edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the full story here.

“Equipped” is an AMC Outdoors blog, written by Matt Heid.

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Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.