Nothing beats chasing elk through the high country—and nothing’s worse than being caught in a nasty squall five miles from camp.
Unless, of course, you packed along the Spike tent by NEMO. This clever little shelter is light, roomy, and bombproof; it sets up quickly and holds tough in wind, rain, and driving snow.
And at a paltry 21 ounces, it now has a permanent place in my pack. $250.