Wenzel Current

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Lightweight, inexpensive, solo backpacking tent. Suitable…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $40


Lightweight, inexpensive, solo backpacking tent. Suitable for reasonably dry hiking areas.


  • Lightweight
  • Low cost
  • Small size


  • Small size
  • Single wall construction
  • Fiberglass poles

This inexpensive, lightweight, single-wall tent won't keep you perfectly dry in a rainstorm, but for the minimal size and weight it is still well worth carrying.

I carried one of these on three section hikes on the PCT and it performed well even in the snow. It kept me out of the wind and the rain, although of course there isn't a whole lot of rainfall in that part of the country, so it would probably not be suitable to hiking in wetter conditions (i.e. the A.T.).

But if you want a lightweight, low-budget tent that is considerable better than a simple tube tent I would recommend it.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Wenzel Current tent sleeps 1-2 people. This is one of the lightest and simplest tents on the market today. It is a single wall tent with a vent at the end and door mesh for venting. It packs small, weighs very little and is very easy to set up. Formerly known as the Wenzel Hiker tent this tent has been around for years and that's because of its simplicity of design. Sleeps 1-2Economical, lightweight shelter for one or two peopleSingle wall constructionRoof is made of Weather Armor fabric-a revolutionary 1.9 oz. 600mm multi-urethane coated polyester material. This non-sag material has exceptional UV resistanceFloor is 1.9 oz 1000mm multi-urethane coated nylon taffetaFull, hooded 'D' style door has a no-see-um window with storm flapsHooded no-see-um vent at the rear of the tent for additional ventilationFloor size tapers from 4 ft. in the front to 3 ft. 1 in. at the rearCenter height tapers from 3 ft. in the front to 2 ft. at the rearPeak and side guy out points for added stabilityInterior mesh storage pockets for small itemsDuffle style carry bag and stakes includedFire retardantImport.

- Campmor

Wenzel Current

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The Wenzel Current is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 16, 2013 at Campmor.

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