Tarptent Prototype

Tarptent ProTrail

Tarptent Prototype

On an upcoming trip to Peru, I’ll be taking along a prototype from Henry Shires at Tarptent.

Weighing in at just over a pound and a half (including stakes), the front end is similar in design to the Tarptent Contrail. The back end also sports an A-Frame configuration.

A big thanks to Henry for allowing me to take his new shelter for a trial run.

Note: I’ve been a fan of Tarptent shelters for more than a decade. Between 2003 and 2010, the Tarptent Squall was my go-to tent for many international trips. To this day it remains one of my favourite shelters. Below are some memorable campsite photos of the Squall taken during that period.


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