One-pound Fly Creek HV Carbon with Dyneema tent by Big Agnes in nature
The one-pound tent
To travel light, some backpackers hit the trail with just a bivouac sack—a small, low shelter that's more of a body bag than a tent. High-rolling trekkers could instead grab this $800 one-person shelter. Big Agnes constructed the floor and rain fly using Dyneema, a very strong, light fiber made from ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. Big Agnes makes these tents largely by hand to ensure a precision build—a necessity because Dyneema does not stretch. Combining the Dyneema with flexible carbon-fiber poles and a breathable nylon body make this a real home on the trail that's as light as you'll find. Big Agnes Product Designer, Will McElwain

We may earn revenue from the products available on this page and participate in affiliate programs. Learn more ›