Seedhouse superlight SL3

For years I’ve stood by my two-man, three-season tent for a number of reasons; mainly, it was light and compact enough to backpack with. The only thing that really chaffed me however was the size. Waking up with the realization that I was spooning with my friend was troubling for the both of us. I realized I wanted the space of a three-man tent with the weight of a two-man tent.

This is when I found the Seedhouse Superlight SL3 from Big Agnes. With a packed weight of 4 pounds, 8 ounces, this three-man nylon mesh tent packs lighter than some two-man tents! With a floor area of 36 square feet, this feather-light mansion puts the “spooning days” to rest. One neat feature is the “fast fly setup.” Using the footprint, rain fly (sold separately), tent poles, and stakes, you can leave the tent body behind and have an ultralight shelter that sets up in a flash. Big Agnes also boasts a “green” anodizing process during production. Big Agnes tents can be purchased at the Trail Head, REI, or online for $379 at