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
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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
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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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