10 BEST TENTS FOR 2014 十佳帐篷推荐
You’ve got your new favorite sleeping bag, your trusty fly fishing rod, and the perfectly broken in pair of hiking boots. You’re ready to head out on the trail for a few nights under the stars — but not “under the stars” in the perfectly literal sense. Whether it’s a weekend getaway at the lake or a two-week trek in the Rockies, these are the tents you’ll need for your adventures this year.
Portable, light and spacious.
MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR OPTIC 2.5
Best Tent With a View: The first thing you’ll notice once you climb inside a new Optic tent from Mountain Hardwear is a panoramic view. Instead of going with the typical layout (i.e., doors across from each other), the Optic 2.5 features adjoining doors in an almost continuous opening for 180 degrees of open space. When you factor in feather-light DAC aluminum poles, internal gear storage pockets and mesh construction, it’s easy to justify hiking a few extra miles to wake up with a view of your favorite mountain.
EASTON KINETIC CARBON 3
Best Ultralight Tent: New for 2014, the Kinetic series from Easton combines extra space with lightweight materials for a three-person tent that weighs in under 3.5 pounds and is big enough to be your personal backcountry getaway (two person sleeping bag, bottle of wineand significant other not included). The secret is the carbon fiber pole system, which maximizes livable space by maintaining steep walls and an extra large gear vestibule.
HILLEBERG ANJAN 2
Best Tent for Summer Storms: Swedish-based Hilleberg has been making tents since founder Bo Hilleberg took an inspiring ski vacation in 1971. Since then, their proven designs have become a favorite of mountaineers and serious backpackers. The Anjan 2 carries the same bombproof pedigree as Hilleberg’s four-season basecamp tents bur with less than half the weight (it’s just under 4 pounds). The unique two-pole arch design can withstand 80 mph winds, and the Kerlon outer fabric can take any storm you hike into.
Car Camping Tents
Tents for people who like walk-in closets.
MSR PAPA HUBBA NX
Best Summer Basecamp Tent: The Pappa Hubba builds on previous Hubba backpacking tents with extra space and some added comfort features. Stay-dry doors are especially nice if you’ll be camping with forgetful friends: even when left open they’ll channel water away from the interior and your precious gear. Both the tent clips and poles are color coded, so set-up is a breeze. Our favorite feature, though, is the layout of doors and vestibules, ensuring good ventilation, even in summer heat or at a crowded summer festival campground.
GOLITE SHANGRI-LA 5
Best Tent for Gear Addicts: The Shangri-La 5 features 90 square feet of floor space. That’s a lot of extra room to store your fishing gear, climbing rack, and an extra cooler or two of your favorite beer. This teepee-style tent pitches with one internal pole, so the space to stake it out is a key to stability. The no-see-um inner lining and roof vents in the fly are a nice touch, keeping fresh air flowing in and bugs squarely out.
REI KINGDOM 6
Best Family Tent: With a peak height over six feet, REI’s Kingdom tent feels more like a mobile cabin than a tent. An internal divider can separate the tent into two private rooms, a helpful feature if you need to put kids down for a nap or to bed early. At seventeen pounds, it requires its own backpack to carry, but the huge footprint lends itself perfectly to large groups, or those just seeking a little extra space and privacy. You can add on extra vestibules with the Connect-Tech zipper, expanding your Kingdom as far as you need.
Tents for people who like summits.
Best Luxury Expedition Tent: None of Heimplanet’s tents come with poles. That may seem strange, but the inflatable, geometric support system actually proves more stable than many pole layouts. Rather than multiple layers of mesh, rainfly and poles, the entire three-layer system of inner tent, weather guard and supports is integrated, so you can just unpack and pump it up. Both layers feature best-in-class waterproofing and breathability, so you’ll stay comfortable wherever you decide to bed down.
BIG AGNES STRING RIDGE 2
Best Mountaineering Tent: Colorado-based Big Agnes is synonymous with serious above-treeline pursuits, and, featuring burly Cordura fabrics, the new String Ridge tent is perfectly at home getting buried in blizzard conditions. The fully seam-sealed fly and bath-tub floor are complemented by a silicone and polyurethane waterproof treatment. The fly and tent body have extra vents at key places for ventilation, ensuring the String Ridge is viable for year-round use.
THE NORTH FACE BASTION 4
Best Tent for Extreme Weather: You’re mostly likely to find the new Bastion 4 in its natural habitat: 17,000 feet up Denali or other remote high altitude camps around the world. With fabric, poles and stake lines tested to -60 degrees Fahrenheit (we don’t recommend trying to recreate that), it’s built to withstand Mother Nature’s very worst. Oversized pole guides and guy lines are glove friendly so you don’t have worry about frostbite when getting camp up and running in a blizzard. This isn’t your average weekend warrior tent, and is probably overkill for most campers.
The one tent that’ll get it all done.
NEMO LOSI 3P
If you need one do-it-all tent, the Losi 3-person tent from Nemo as near to perfection as you’ll get. For 2014, a new set of accessories (gear caddies and a protective footprint) come standard. Ball-and-socket poles and feet aid in easy set-up; as an added bonus, you can set up just the fly and footprint, making a convenient sunshade. At almost six pounds, it isn’t a featherweight, but the roll-up stuff sack makes it easy to divide the weight among a few friends for extended trips. The best part? Nemo’s machine washablePawprint ($50) snaps in on top of the floor, protecting it from muddy boots or wet dogs.