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: $279.94
  • Free shipping plus free returns
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
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
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
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