This upgrade to the classic Virga is a quarter pound heavier and includes some nice improvements, and some changes that need more tweaking.
By Will Rietveld
The Virga 2 is an upgrade of the classic Tarptent Virga one-person single wall tent. It’s grown a little in size and weight, and has morphed into a 1+ person shelter. The floored version still comes in under 2 pounds and provides full weather and bug protection, which is pretty darn good. There are a few pros and cons to the design changes - is the Virga 2 resoundingly better than the classic Tarptent Virga, or has something been lost?
What's Not So Good
Specifications: Year/Model, Fabrics, Pole Material, Weight, Area, Area to Weight Ratio, Dimensions, MSRP
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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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