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Jargon 33: Freestanding


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The default term “tent” is no longer accurate to describe the various shelter options used by backpackers. Tarp-tents, tarps, bivy sacks, hammocks, and tents generally cover the gear used to seek refuge from the elements, but each have further sub-categories that merit examining and understanding when making the best decision about what you will put in your pack. In the case of tents, the difference between “freestanding” and “non-freestanding”...

In Jargon 33, @Mark details the functionality and meaning behind this design feature you'll find on many options in the backpacking shelter market. Find the article in Issue 33:

Jargon: Freestanding

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