Ticla TeaHouse 3 Tent

There’s not a lot to like about the run-of-the-mill tent. Their sizing estimates are usually off by a large margin (unless the people crammed within are small children), something we might be inclined to let slide if we could ever pack the damned things back into the bags they came in. They also offer pretty much zero visibility, meaning we might as well have set it up within our living room instead of the middle of a stunningly serene forest. Ticla’s TeaHouse 3 actually fits three comfortably, for one, but also offers fantastic vertical panoramic views for stargazing on rainless nights (though popping on the included rain fly limits the view to out its four massive side windows). It’s also durable thanks to aluminum poles, self-correcting YKK zippers, and 75D Polyester walls, at the expense of weight. And thanks to the G.O.O.D. system, or Get Out Of Dodge, when it’s time to scramble, the tent, poles, and all accessories always cooperate and jam into the included tote bag unfolded.

Learn more at Ticla or grab one at REI – $375