Whether you’re going solo or sharing with an adventure buddy, it’s nice to have room to spread out in your tent after a long day on the trail. And now, going light doesn’t have to mean taking a tiny, cramped tent. The ultralight, semi-freestanding FreeLite series is for campers who want to lighten their load without sacrificing space or features, so they can make the most of three-season adventures. This tent has a rectangular floor (with no foot taper like most other minimalist tents) and generous headroom, plus a double-wall construction for superior protection and condensation management. The inner is airy, well-ventilated and well-equipped, while the cutaway rainfly saves weight and features a large porch area for gear storage. Bottom line? If you’re looking to trim weight without sacrificing camp comforts or functionality, focus on the Freelite
A staple of multiple expeditions for more than 50 years, MSR gear is trusted by climbers, mountaineers, explorers and researchers in some of the highest and coldest places on earth. The brand has earned an enviable reputation for turning out reliable, durable, high-performance kit – and has come a long way since its founding by Seattle engineer and lifelong mountaineer Larry Penberthy in 1969. Back then, MSR – or Mountain Safety Research, to use its full moniker – was solely focused on improving the safety of climbing equipment. Why? Because Larry knew that better equipment meant greater adventures.
Since then, the product range has grown hugely, but the core ethos remains the same. That’s why MSR gear is characterised by its user-led design that prioritises functionality, simplicity and reliability, wherever you roam in the great outdoors – whether you’re on a weekend camping trip, or perched on a portaledge 2,000ft up one of the world’s big walls.