Lightweight Backpacking Tents at Backcountry Edge

Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 FL 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 FL tent is a radical redesign of non-freestanding tents. A spacious interior, external storage, optimal ventilation, and a versatile trekking pole (poles not included) pitch make this tent truly unique.

Sierra Designs
Tensegrity 2 FL

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweigth/Treking pole compatible
  • Price: $389.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The innovative, freestanding Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 is an ultra-light enthusiast's dream. Streamlined to cut unnecessary weight, the Fly Creek UL 2 delivers surprising livability at a trail weight of just 1 pound, 15 ounces!

Big Agnes
Fly Creek UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight 3-season backpacking tent
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  • Price: $389.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Kelty Upslope Tarp

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
  • Reg. Price: $99.95
    $79.95
  • 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
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
MSR Carbon Reflex 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With carbon fiber poles, lightweight fabrics and a unique pole configuration, the Carbon Reflex 2 tent weighs in at just 3 pounds and delivers reliable 3-season performance. Dual doors and vestibules increase livability.

MSR
Carbon Reflex 2

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-light 3-season backpacking tent
  • Price: $499.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Built especially for backpackers determined to have the lightest freestanding shelter possible, the Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum tent weighs in at just 1 pound, 9 ounces!

Big Agnes
Fly Creek 2 Platinum

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight backpacking tent
  • Price: $549.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

With a trail weight of less than 3 pounds, the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 is a lightweight favorite. The shape of the tent provides more usable interior volume than most other ultra-lightweight tents, making it ideal for ounce-counters.

Big Agnes
Seedhouse SL 2 (2014)

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, freestanding 3-season tent
  • Price: $349.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Marmot Nitro 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! With a unique shape and structure, the Marmot Nitro 2P trekking pole-pitch backpacking tent is ultralight and compactable while maintaining livability and comfort for up to two occupants.

Marmot
Nitro 2P

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, versitile design
  • Price: $328.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! The ultra-lightweight (1 lb, 15 oz) NEMO Hornet 2P 3-Season tent offers fast-paced, minimalist-oriented backpackers a sturdy weatherproof freestanding shelter at a fraction of the bulk and weight you’d traditionally expect.

NEMO
Hornet 2P

  • 2-Person
  • 2 doors and 2 vestibules under 2 lbs
  • Price: $369.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2 (2014) 3-Season Backpacking Tent

The feature-rich Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 2 backpacking tent boasts an impressive interior space-to-weight ratio. The balance of weight and performance is sure to appeal to ounce-counters who still appreciate comfort.

Big Agnes
Copper Spur UL 2 (2014)

  • 2-Person
  • Lightweight, livable backpacking tent
  • Rating:
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Catering to fast and light backcountry travelers, thru-hikers and touring cyclists, the Mountain Hardwear SuperMega UL 2 backpacking tent offers freestanding geometry and full weather protection in a 2 pound 2 ounce package!

Mountain Hardwear
SuperMega UL 2

  • 2 Person
  • Ultralight backpacking tent
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  • Price: $449.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Super Scout UL 2  3-Season Backpacking Tent

The lightweight and versatile Big Agnes Super Scout UL 2 is a trekking pole (NOTE: poles not included) pitched tent built especially for backpackers. A massive front vestibule provides a wealth of external storage space.

Big Agnes
Super Scout UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Ultra-lightweight trekking pole shelter
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Big Agnes Bitter Springs UL 2 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! Offering ultralight-weight, versatile performance for two backpackers, the Big Agnes Bitter Springs UL2 is pitched with two trekking poles (not included) and has a packed weight of just 2 pounds, 12 ounces.

Big Agnes
Bitter Springs UL 2

  • 2-Person
  • Unique set-up requiring a set of trekking poles
  • Price: $399.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
NEMO Blaze 2P 3-Season Backpacking Tent

New for 2015! Despite its ultra-lightweight (2 lb, 0 oz) design focus, the non-freestanding Blaze 2P backpacking tent also delivers a surprising amount of livability due to its truly innovative pole configuration and smart triangulated guyout points.

NEMO
Blaze 2P

  • 2-Person
  • Innovative pole configuration
  • Price: $449.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
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