BreakdownOpen air sleeping on a summer backpacking trip is a joy – except for the bugs. The new Mesh Tent 1 offers breezy, versatile, very lightweight protection against mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other bugs for those who prefer the minimalist approach. The Mesh Tent 1 is a classic ridge-tent design, so all you need to pitch it are ridgeline supports and a little imagination: Tie the supports to trees, or use trekking poles. Paddles will work, as will fallen tree branches. Its sewn-in floor keeps both ground moisture and crawling animals out, and Hilleberg builds the Mesh Tent 1 with their lightest weight mesh. Unlike many mesh fabrics, this one is woven rather than knitted, so it has a very fine mesh structure, is softer to the touch while still offering excellent durability, and is remarkably light.
Hilleberg designed the Mesh Tent 1 specifically to work perfectly with the Hilleberg Tarp 5, and the two together make an outstanding – and very light, just 1 lb 10 oz, choice for those looking to take the most minimal warm-weather shelter solution.
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