Ultralight Tents and Shelters at Backcountry Edge

Big Agnes Scout UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Bridging the gap between traditional tents and tarp-style shelters, the Big Agnes Scout UL 2 provides a taut pitch with the use trekking poles (not included). Ideal for ounce-counters, this unique tent weighs in at well under 2 pounds.

Big Agnes
Scout UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight backpacking shelter
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  • Price: $299.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Bug Shield Bivy

New for 2014! Made of No-See-Um mesh, the Kelty Bug Shield Bivy can be used under the stars or in a tent or cabin to keep bugs from biting while you sleep. Sized to fit a standard or mummy sleeping bag, the bivy sets up easily utilizing aluminum poles.

Kelty
Bug Shield Bivy

  • 1-Person
  • Lightweight, insect-blocking bivy
  • Price: $69.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Upslope Tarp

New for 2014! The versatile Kelty Upslope Tarp is a trekking pole pitch A-frame tarp tent ideal for backpackers. Also designed to work with Kelty’s TraiLogic gear collection, the Upslope Tarp attaches to the TN2 or TN3 tent to extend the vestibule.

Kelty
Upslope Tarp

  • Backpacking shelter/accessory vestibule
  • Price: $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Ultimate Survival Technologies Emergency Tent

The Ultimate Survival Technologies Emergency Tent is an 8’ x 3’ A-frame minimalist shelter. Polyethylene construction ensures waterproof protection and an included 14’ suspension cord makes the tent “pitchable” without poles.

Ultimate Survival Technologies
Emergency Tent

  • Price: $7.99
Ultimate Survival Technologies Survival Reflect Tent

The Ultimate Survival Technologies Survival Reflect Tent is an 8’ x 3’ A-frame emergency shelter that doubles as a signaling device. Reflective material increases thermal efficiency to help conserve body heat.

Ultimate Survival Technologies
Survival Reflect Tent

  • Price: $8.99
Eagles Nest Outfitters OneLink Complete Hammock System

Available in one or two person versions, the OneLink sleep system from Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) includes a hammock (Navy and Olive), a rain tarp, a bug net and a hammock suspension system. The OneLink system offers everything you need in a single purchase.

Eagles Nest Outfitters
OneLink

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  • Starting at: $209.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT 3-Season Backpacking Tarp

The Mountainsmith Mountain Shelter LT tarp tent provides weather-protection for up to 2 backpackers. Pitching easily with the use of 2 trekking poles (not included) and weighing just under 2 pounds, the shelter can also serve as a spacious solo tent.

Mountainsmith
Mountain Shelter LT

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight backpacking shelter
  • Price: $129.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Kelty Range Tarp

New for 2014! The lightweight and versatile Kelty Range Tarp is a trekking pole (not included) pitched tarp tent ideal for backpackers. The 3-season shelter features two doors and ground flaps to fend off the elements.

Kelty
Range Tarp

  • Innovative tarp-style tent
  • Price: $129.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Eagles Nest Outfitters House Fly Rain Tarp

Whether used independently or with your hammock, the House Fly rain tarp from Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) allows you to enjoy the outdoors even in wet conditions. Overlapping doors and 10' 6" x 10’ dimensions ensure that you and your hammock stay dry.

Eagles Nest Outfitters
House Fly Rain Tarp

  • Sprawling rain tarp
  • Price: $139.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Ultimate Survival Technologies B.A.S.E. All Weather Tarp

A versatile safety option for overhead shelter or use as a reflective, thermal blanket, the Ultimate Survival Technologies B.A.S.E. (Basic Adventure Survival Essentials) All-Weather Tarp offers sizable dimensions (8’ x 6’) at a trail-friendly weight.

Ultimate Survival Technologies
B.A.S.E. All Weather Tarp

  • Price: $29.99
  • Out of stock.
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