Dropping two full pounds from my current tent weight to use a sub-five-pound three-person double-wall tent all summer sounded too good to be true. How did MSR's lightest 3P shelter work for the Estrella family?
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Physiology, noting or pertaining to an involuntary response to a stimulus.
When I was asked if I would like to test the new Carbon Reflex 3 with my children, I had an involuntary response. I yelled "heck yes!" Letting me drop 2 full pounds (0.91 kg) from my current tent weight to use a sub-5-pound three-person double-wall tent all summer sounded too good to be true. See how MSR's lightest 3P shelter worked for the Estrella family.
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