Southeast Alaska campers need a tent that is waterproof. This means the floor and rain fly should be designed and constructed to withstand lots of rain. Three-season tents are made for spring, summer, and fall use, while four-season tents will stand up to heavier wind and rain, as well as snow loads. If fast and light is more your style, we also carry ultra-light single and double wall tents that sleep one to two people and weigh in at less than five pounds! We offer a selection of some of the best backpacking tents on the market and encourage you to come in and see the tents set up in our back room.
If you call ahead of time, we can set up two or three tents you are interested in side by side so you can crawl in and around them for a full inspection. We are also happy to set the tents up while you wait.
Like all good technical equipment, tents require a certain amount of care and maintenance to make them last as long as possible. Please review our list of Ten Things You Should Know About Using Your New Tent.
Black Diamond Bibler Hooped Bivy
The Bibler Hooped Bivy Sack is a super light, bivouac sack designed for climbers, bicyclists, and other lightweight fanatics. The hoop has a Delrin rod sewn into the sack, so there is nothing to set up and no parts to lose. Made of the same waterproof and breathable ToddTex laminate as used in all Bibler Tents, the hooped bivy sack collects less condensation than any other bivy bag sold in the U.S. All of the seams are factory seam taped.
MSR Hubba Hubba V6
The MSR Hubba Hubba is a roomy but lightweight tent for two adventurers. Plenty of vestibule storage for all your gear lets you get comfortable without clutter. New for the 2011 version; both the floor of the tent and the rain fly are now coated with Durashield to keep you even drier in wet southeast conditions. All for a light packed weight of 4.8 lbs.
The North Face
Big Fat Frog 24
The North Face Big Fat Frog 24 tent sleeps 2 and has a very large poled vestibule to stow a lot of excess or wet gear. This variation of a classic backpacking tent design also features roof and walls that are 100% no-see-um mesh so breezes get in but bugs don't. The full coverage fly fully envelops the tent and hooped vestibule to give the ultimate in weather protection. Trail Weight: 5 lbs 11 oz.