outside_chicagoThe reason I like backpacking is simply because it’s a means to one particular end: I like hiking to remote campsites. I like backpacking because I like camping. One of the best parts of the camping experience is sleeping outside. I love when I can pull back the doors on my tent, because it’s when I feel closest to nature. This is the LightHeart Gear Firefly Tent, made in North Carolina by a company that makes them, one at a time, by hand. I like it as much as I do because of the mesh. It’s practically a screen room.
The First To Thru Hike With LightHeart Gear
Amazing! Roomy and it can take the weather. I first saw this in Franklin and bought one after a few minutes of looking at it. Good Choice! This tent weighs well under two pounds! and is rock solid. Hand Made in Asheville, NC.
- Ramble~On AT - 2009 Trail Journal
I am very impressed with my LightHeart Gear tent. I have the duo and I have used it twice at Mt. Rogers, VA. And I have used it once in the Otter Creek Wilderness in WV. Both times at Mt. Rogers the winds were very high reportedly 50 mph max. The first time I was there it rained very hard both nights and I stayed completely dry. This last trip was last week and the wind chill was around 4 degrees F and I stayed warm. I have highly recommended this tent to people and everyone has been very impressed with it. Great product made by backpackers for backpackers.
Charlie D "Sparkey" AT 2110
Sweet tent! I cussed it at first because I did not have it seam-sealed properly and was not setting it up properly. After I got the kinks worked out I am in love with it. It's probably the ONLY hunter orange colored tent on the trail.