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The North Face’s new tent is aimed at budget-conscious hikers without skimping on the essentials that make a reliable shelter.
The Macpac Solstice 6P is super-tough, fast to set up and lightweight. Is it the ultimate family tent? We find out.
There are few things better than hiking solo – especially if it’s an overnight escape; packing a few essentials into your pack – food, water, stove, sleeping gear – is the true definition of simplicity. Of course, besides all this gear, you also need a shelter. Ideally, this shelter must be light in weight but still robust enough to withstand those often-wild spring/summer/autumn storms we can cop on the east coast of Australia. Finding that combo of lightweight and tough construction, however, isn’t always easy.
Swag, rooftop tent, camper-trailer or tent. As with vehicles, bush accommodation options are many – and the final choice will depend on a number of factors unique to you, your family and your destinations.
A family tent needs to be so many things – tough, roomy, light, easy to erect. Will this big bopper from Black Wolf measure up?
This 4 person tent is lightweight, spacious and built tough.
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Adequate shelter is listed as a basic human right by the United Nations, but tell that to any damp, shivering camper who has ever come to regret a bad tent purchase late at night in the middle of nowhere.
No matter the duration or destination, there is a core list of items that are vital for any adventure.