Gear Review: Brooks-Range Foray Tent
$425, 2 lbs. 10 oz. (tent, fly, poles)
This sub-three-pound, two-person tent defies preconceived notions of an ultralight tent: it has comfortable space, is strong and dry inside in rough weather, and versatile. I found the Foray especially perfect for backpacking with a kid who’s too young to carry much, if any, gear, because living space assumes a lower priority when your companion is a child, while having a lightweight, low-bulk tent makes a huge difference when you’re carrying most of the gear. Backpacking with my 10-year-old son for three nights in the Tetons and two nights in Idaho’s Sawtooths, I found the Foray’s 30 square feet of living quarters and 39-inch peak height adequate for him and me—or for two average-size or small adults, for that matter—and you can squeeze two mid-size packs into its six-square-foot vestibule.
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