Weighing only 2 pounds 11 ounces (1.22 kg) for the complete package, the Big Sky Products SummitShelters series Revolution 2P UL may be the lightest two-person freestanding tent on the market. It comes standard with an Epic shell, vestibule, silnylon floor, Fibraplex carbon fiber poles, and titanium stakes, and costs only $345.
SPECIFICATIONS: Tent Type, Fabric Description, Pole Material, Weight Full Package, Weight Minimum Package, Floor/Vestibule Area, Floor Area/Backpacking Light Minimum Weight Ratio, Dimensions, Model Year, MSRP, Options
Usable Features/Ease of Use
TABLE: Weight Comparison - Standard Components
TABLE: Weight and Cost Comparison - Minimum Weight Components
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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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