The Rocket Tent!

Let's call Brooks Range's Rocket Tent proof of concept—and the concept is a clever one: reduce weight to the absolute minimum by hybridizing ski gear. Instead of forcing you to carry the usual complement of dedicated tent poles for structural integrity, the Rocket Tent allows you to use your ski poles and avalanche probe instead (more...)

— January 23, 2011

Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents

checkers January 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I think a floorless shelter like the BD Betalight is a far more practical shelter than this breed of minimalist tents. For the same weight you get a shelter that houses two and their gear, you can dig out the floor, avoid condensation-laden walls, and generally get more use out of the thing. You can also pitch it with no difficulty. Over a boulder. That's hard to do with a tent.

Andy January 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

Yeah, some people love the mids and some people don't--but they are definitely an alternative worth considering.