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For families who want to do overnight backpacking trips or groups who need to set up a base camp, a larger tent is usually required. In both cases, this is a common scenario: the group carries their gear to a central location where a camp is established, from which day trips are launched. Tents used for this purpose are selected for their space, features, and comfort. They should be lightweight (if you are the parent you might have the whole thing in your pack), suitable for backpacking, easy to set up and enter/exit, and possess good wind stability, bug, and storm resistance. Tents in this category can also be used for car camping.

The Seek Ouside VersaShelter is a single-wall, three/four-season, tipi-style shelter. The largest tipi in the VersaShelter line, the 6-Person Tipi has almost a third more protected area than other shelters we have tested in the same weight class. A significant amount of the weight savings comes from the use of an all carbon fiber pole.


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