MSR Trekker Tarp Insert Mesh Shelter
The Trekker Tarp Insert Mesh Shelter has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best bug shelters for 2020.
Historic Range: $79.90
Reviewers Paid: $210.00
Only used it twice so far, but I love it. It is three shelters in one -- the tarp, tarp and mesh, or just the mesh for fair weather and bugs. Camping along the Kern River the mesh really paid for itself. I can set both up in just a couple of minutes and the workmanship is top-notch. Almost too much room for one, but great for two or three -- especially in the desert. The weight savings is a real bonus.
I liked and bought last year's model of the Trekker Tarp because the fabric seemed slightly more substantial and it is grey instead of orange; but buy this year's mesh for the three doors!
Ease of Setup: If it were any easier, you'd be climbing into bed at home. Just two trekking poles and a few stakes.
Weight: for both, just over four pounds.
Price Paid: $120 plus $90 for mesh
Have the original Walrus Trekker Tarp, VERY ROOMY, you can make it a single wall tent or open it up a bit to accomodate two people and their gear. The insert will still leave room in each end for your gear. I have used this tarp in driving rain where every other tent got soaked. The Trekker allowed me to pack, including the insert, while staying relatively dry.
Ease of Setup: Easy when you get the technique
Weight: 4 lbs or so with the insert
available Spring 2020