Other double-wall tent manufacturers claim that their tent is “ultralight” or even “hyperlight,” but the Evolution 2P really IS light without sacrificing anything in features or convenience - but of course it's not perfect.
By Will Rietveld
The Evolution 2P is the flagship of Big Sky International’s now extensive line of lightweight shelters. Simply stated, it is the lightest, best designed, most user-friendly three-season two-person double-wall freestanding tent available. Still, it's not perfect...
What's Not So Good
Specifications: Manufacturer, Year/Model, Style, Fabrics, Poles, Features, Weight Full Package, Weight Manufacturer Minimum, Weight Backpacking Light Minimum, Floor Area, Area to Weight Ratio, Dimensions, MSRP
Recommendations For Improvement
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Will Rietveld Ph.D, Senior Editor for Gear and Apparel, joined the BPL staff in April 2004. In his former career, Will was a research scientist, project manager, and R&D program administrator. Now retired, he lives in southern Colorado where he takes up a new career of backpacking year-round in the mountains and canyon country of the Southwest. During the summer months Will and his wife Janet are volunteer wilderness rangers in the Weminuche Wilderness. He has been a lightweight backpacker for 52 years and an ultralight backpacker for 13 years.
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