What: Teton Sports Mountain Ultra 1 and 2 backpacking tents
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Perfect For: weekend trips and short backpacking adventures
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I originally tested the Teton Mountain Ultra 1 and 2 tents while backpacking with two friends over four weeks and 328 miles on Washington’s Pacific Crest Trail. I also tested the Mountain Ultra 2 tent on a short autumn backpacking trip in Alberta’s Banff National Park.
Both the one- and two-person sizes are designed with similar materials, colors, and construction. The tents are made largely of micro-mesh. The extra-high bathtub floors are waterproof. Inside, the tents have large, removable attics, as well as two large organization pockets on the sides. A tent-specific footprint is included with the tents. Seams and corners are reinforced and heat taped.
Both tents have aluminum poles. On the solo tent, one main pole runs the length of the tent while the two-person tent uses an “X-cross” structure. The yellow rain fly on both models is designed to rest two to three inches away from the inner tent. The two-person tent features double vestibules while the solo model includes one.