Last week we started covering Ragnar Trail Relays.
We went over what Ragnar Trail Relays are and our recommended trail running shoes. But what about in between running the loops. You are going to want a quality tent for either just you, your partner, or for all your teammates to share.
If it's a tent just for you or you and a partner, CC Outdoor Store recommends
The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2, a three season, free standing, tent perfect for any expedition. When you are facing the elements far away from civilization, you cannot afford to compromise quality. Fly and floor are lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200 mm waterproof polyurethane coating. In non-tech talk, you get what may be the most live-able, ultra lightweight (UL) tent in its class.
Since you will be coming back to camp at all hours from running your loops, here's the ultimate "go to tent".
Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 mtnGLO™ Tent. This tent is equipped with new in tent LED technology - mtnGLO™by Big Agnes Tent -Light Technology with LED lights integrated into the tent body.
Big Agnes also makes large super sturdy Flying Diamond Tents for all your teammates, friends, and family.
The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Person Tent offers the perfect base camp for all of your 8 Ragnar relay trail runner teammates. This tent can be separated into one large room and one smaller room with stow-able zippered partition wall. Or one half of the partition wall may be attached to the floor using a toggle and loop to allow one side to be unzipped and stowed for easy access and increased storage space. Plus like other Big Agnes tents it has reflective guy-lines for nighttime visibility.
The Big Agnes Flying Diamond 6 Person Tent is designed to hold up in harsh conditions, Big Agnes' best-selling Flying Diamond tents offer lots of room for maximum livability. This tent is a family favorite, especially when you don't want to risk turning the family off with another night in your big ole leaky tent. One large vestibule off main room and one access door off smaller, back room. Both access doors have vertical zippers with storm flaps which may be staked out as a shade using trekking poles. Plus the reflective guy-line for nighttime visibility.
NEMO Equipment is a favorite among backpackers and car campers with their innovative tent technology.
The NEMO Losi LS™ 3P Tent is quite likely NEMO's bestselling tent of all time. Now updated to be even better, Nemo's unique pole configuration gives the Losi LS 3P tent more strength than any other freestanding backpacking tent on the market . Three person, three season, lot's of space - you would be very happy with the Losi LS 3P Tent . 2 large vestibules and doors eliminate jostling for position and provide ample gear storage; both vestibules can be used in multiple configurations
The NEMO Wagontop™ 4P Camping Tent is NEMO's answer to customer requests for a large, well-made camping tent. You can even stand up in this tent with 6 1/2 feet of head room! The Wagontop Tent is easy to setup. And it's easy to take down . While it is really a palace for two people, this was the tent we took to the Vermont 50 last fall. A truly high quality camping tent. Nemo has included a duffel bag carry case so that you can store and travel your Wagontop Tent with ease.
And for Gear Junkies:
Big Agnes mtnGLO PowerCase/Loft with Joey® T55 The Powercase/Loft is a protective multi-use case with an integrated power supply designed to charge and protect your phone, tablet and other electronic devices. Enjoy the simple convenience of this technology when you're in the backcountry or simply off the grid for a few days.
Big Agnes Entertainment Loft. Clips into tent gear loft (sold separately) loops for use of tablets or other devices inside your tent. Compatible with Big Agnes tents and any others with gear loft loops. Adjustable case fits most tablet-sized devices.
NEMO Equipment Tent Accessories. Design your own tent space the way that you want to organize it. From Nemo gear lofts, gear caddies, vestibules, to a foot pump. Enhance your camping experience so you spend less time trying to find your gear.
Bye for now. The next part in this series will be all about Sleeping Pads and Bags. Ya gotta get your rest in between your Ragnar runs!