The Venus III DLX Plus is a unique exoskeleton basecamp tent with a huge, pole supported vestibule. 

Here's a look at the complete Exped tent line-up for 2016. From the high alpine to the heat of the desert...

Generally when I think of big storms what comes to mind is swirling heavy snow, dark clouds and wind. Maybe it's the fact that I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and climb a lot in Alaska, but precipitation and moisture are an important part of a big storm in my mind's eye. 

Here are a couple independent product reviews by The Wandering La Vignes. 

New For 2015: Tents and Tarps

There is often nothing better than star gazing through your tent on a summer night or falling asleep to the patter of rain drops on the fly.

We were out using the Polaris recently and this reminded us of just how very good this tent is. 

In a discussion on the website, the Mira II was recently used as an example of a tent that "crosses over nicely from summer to cooler autumn use (or milder Southern winters)." Here's a link to the article

Gemini II and III can be set up with fly, poles, and footprint (without the inner canopy). Here's how to do it...


As a BSA Scoutmaster who camps every month and on week long campouts a couple times of year I needed a tent that would be able to hold up to some abuse, be lightweight and well thought out.  I can’t speak enough about the little things that impressed me about the Exped Gemini III.


“A tent is a temporary shelter that is easily disassembled and transported. To improve internal climate and reduce condensation some tents feature a canopy covered by rainfly design.” This a brief Wikipedia definition of a tent. A tent is not a house with a combination of insulating and venting layers that regulate humidity on the inside.

Condensation in a tent can result for various reasons.