viamoutdoors 8/8 '23 posted
A lightweight shelter can be made out of a variety of materials, but the most common are either polyester or nylon. Polyester is generally lighter and has better tear strength than nylon, but it tends to have a lower waterproof rating. Nylon, on the other hand, is a bit heavier but it has a higher waterproof rating and is more durable.
When you go ultralight with your shelter, you need to balance interior space and comfort with weight. The Black Diamond Beta Light is a great option for backpackers who want to keep their pack load light while still providing enough room for two people and all their gear. This pyramid shelter, erected with trekking poles and without a floor, is also very easy to set up. We love that it has a mesh bug skirt to maintain airflow while blocking off the opening from bugs.




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