Check out thoughts on a Big Agnes tent, Osprey pack, JetBoil Basecamp stove and Brooks trail running shoes.
Big Agnes Happy Hooligan UL2
I’ve grown up with dew on my face every single morning in the backcountry, but the BA Happy Hooligan gave me the gift of a dry face. Not that it made me any less smelly, but this tent made sure to keep the elements from ruining a good night’s sleep. We had it in snow, the desert and torrential downpours. We were protected with such a lightweight tent, it was amazing.
- Two vestibules (one on each side)
- Pockets above your face while you’re sleeping
- Fly vent with a small pole to keep it open during windy nights
- Velcro tabs to synch fly to poles
- Silicone treated nylon rip stop material
- 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating
More details: The vestibules give both people ample area to protect their packs and footwear. Also, the tent without the fly is mostly mesh. Evan and I set up the naked tent in Death Valley and star gazed all night long.