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Your one-shelter quiver is here, ready for the full range of 3-season conditions without weighing you down or cramping your space.
We designed the High Route Tent to the specifications of Andrew Skurka, a National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” and Sierra Designs ambassador, who wanted a single shelter that he could use on all of his solo trips. With its full-sided coverage, palatial interior, porch-able side doors, and removable bug nest, the High Route Tent excels in stormy, buggy, and/or hot and humid 3-season conditions, and can withstand moderate winter weather as well. Skurka found inspiration for this shelter from 11,000-foot campsites in the High Sierra, ravenous mosquitoes in Alaska, multi-day downpours in the Appalachians and Pacific Northwest, and below-timberline winter trips in the Rockies and Minnesota. At 2 lbs 5 oz for the fly and nest, the High Route is still acceptably light for milder conditions, especially for campers who need or want to spread out.
I have been wanting a trekking pole tent after years of camping with tent pole style tents. The HR1 is great one and does not compromise anything. I took it out for a 3 day backpacking trip along the Pine Mtn trail in Georgia for a test drive. The setup is actually easier and just as quick as the usual tents. Can't beat the interior space with the vertical walls and off center pole positions. I also liked the versatility of the tent in that you can use the two parts by themselves or combined based on the conditions. Highly recommend it. PeterB on Nov 27th 2016
After fearing for my life in a tiny solo tent that almost collapsed in a storm, I was on the market for a study solo that had more room. When I first set up the Route 1, the living area looked really small, but that was deceptive. Once I climbed in, I realized how much room there was above me as well as beside. Also plenty of storage area outside the mesh but safely under the canopy. Big storm my first night out, but the tent was like a rock. Do your homework, but easy to set up. Two doors, two vestibule is something you won't find much in a tent this size. A great value. Unknown on Sep 22nd 2016
Ok first of all, I have a lot of tents in my basement. Over recent years I have dialed that down to basically two that I really use - a tarp and a mid. After using the HR 1 FL tent ON the Wind River High Route early this month I am definitely adjusting that selection to include the HR 1 FL (in place of the mid). Here's why:
- its as easy to set up (a rectangle with 4 stake outs, two trekking poles and some adjustments with the guylines to firm it all up).
- the space is awesome - much more and much more useable vs a mid (no more tent in the face and hurting back from crouching unless you sat in the absolute middle - I am 5' 10")
- the flexibility of two simple doors both of which can be staked out for airflow and access. This was especially helpful when the wind changed above tree line at 12,000 feet. But with them both open you almost have the open air conditions you have with a tarp.
- it's a bit heavier than the mid I use (and this is the only Con), but the weight isn't a huge penalty and if I am expecting less than ideal conditions that could have me in a shelter for hours, I would much rather carry a few extra ounces that gave me a workable shelter while I wait things out.
Anyone interested in buying a couple used mids? Pathfinder on Sep 12th 2016
When you have logged as many wilderness miles as Andrew Skurka, you are qualified to innovate and design a light, strong, and versatile backcountry shelter. Easy to set up on 2 trekking poles provides light but strong structure. Watch the instructional video, by Skurka. He is the master of guyIing lines and airflow. If you get the concept, you will love the product. Steve Durgo on Sep 11th 2016
Won't be able to give a full review, because purchased as a gift. Unknown on Aug 16th 2016