The GoLite Lair 1 Shelter offers more weather protection than a tarp without a dramatic weight penalty. At less than 12 oz, the Lair 1 is ideally suited for solo travel in areas where ventilation is important but the chance for rain is very real.
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The GoLite Lair 1 deserves an honorable mention as one of the easiest tarp-shelters we've ever pitched when staking the perimeter directly to the ground. Yet it offers the flexibility of more versatile configurations as well. At $99, the GoLite Lair is a steal. It is one of the simplest and most effective tarp shelters on the market. It is ideal for the beginning lightweight backpacker wanting to learn how to tarp camp with a minimum of fuss, while providing the flexibility for more advanced configurations as the user's skill grows.
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