Mountainsmith Backcountry

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This was my beginning tent as a backpacker. I have…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Design: three season
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: >5 pounds
Price Paid: $90

This was my beginning tent as a backpacker. I have used it for 3 years in three-season weather, some snow, and tons of rain.

PROS: roomy, stormproof, head room, easy setup (color coordinated)

CONS: heavy (5 lbs, and I try to be lightweight), packed size is enormous(but goes well on external frame packs), condensation from dew will dampen any part of a sleeping bag that isn't on a mat (I use down), can come loose from stakes in high winds, and will turn over easily without a weight in it, hard to stuff (recommend getting your own stuff sack).

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This freestanding two-person backpacking tent allows easy set-up no matter where you plant your tent. Two doors provide separate and easy access for two hikers. UV-resistant polyester rainfly doesn't stretch or expand when wet, ensuring a consistently taut pitch. Aluminum poles are strong and durable, while the pole clips make setup fast. Mesh panels prevent condensation from building up inside the tent. Bathtub floor--all perimeter floor seams are up and off the ground for superior waterproof protection. Large pockets keep gear organized inside the tent. Includes tent stakes and guy-out points. Special buy.


Mountainsmith Backcountry


The Backcountry has been discontinued.

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The Mountainsmith Backcountry is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 3, 2007 at REI.

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