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**Mountain Safety Research | Ventana **

Call it the Taj Mahal of ultralight tents. MSR bills the Ventana as a two-person tent (which might be fine for a couple of skinny rock climbers), but its 27 square feet of floor space and 3-foot vaulted ceiling create a portable palace in which one big guy can stretch out and catch some Zs without feeling claustrophobic. A huge front door provides easy entry and egress, and the two rain-fly vestibules cover 20 square feet each-ample room for boots, packs, dogs, and anything else you don't care to curl up with all night. The polyester fly keeps you and your gear dry; drop it, and the all-mesh body screens out bugs but lets the stars shine in. And at less than 5 pounds, the Ventana won't weigh you down on long treks into the backcountry. $250; 800-531-9531; www.msrcorp.com

**Why it wins: **A lot of space for a very light load