By: David Ball
The best kind of outdoors equipment is the gear that feels like an investment rather than an expense. Having a tent that works great from someone’s first Boy Scout camping trip to a weekend away with family and friends in Grand Teton National Park and enables you to set-up and tear down camp in record time is one investment everyone should make.
When I get a new tent I always try and set it up without the instructions for the first time, just to see how user friendly it is. Setting up the new Vista Tent in my living room for the first time I had it figured out, set up and my dog exploring the inside in about forty-five seconds. It was so easy that after clicking the locking hub into place and worrying that I missed something because of how fast it all happened, I just laughed.
Weighing in at just under five pounds the Vista isn’t something you would use on your backpacking trip but something you’ll be looking for an excuse to use on any other camping adventure. Between setting up in less than a minute, integrating with the Teton Sports XXL Camp Cot series and being the perfect size for one person (and smaller dog) the Vista 1 Quick Tent it’s my new go to for any solo car camping, weekend warrior adventure.
We all know the outdoors is a little more fun when you have someone to enjoy it with, which is why Teton Sports made the same, incredibly quick set-up tent for two people. Perfect for two full grown adults or a whole new world to explore for your kids the Vista 2 Quick Tent sets up just as easy as the Vista 1. Throw in that each tent comes with a foot-print to increase the durability and life you’ll get out of your tent and I’m hard pressed not to find something I don’t love about the Vista Tent series.
My favorite kind of gear is the kind that you find excuses to use, that enables you to get out more and eliminate the inconveniences that can hold us all back at times. The Vista Quick Tent series gives us all a little nudge in the right direction to getting outdoors more often and enjoying a good view and crisp morning, either solo or with good friends.
About the Author:
David Ball - David considers himself the ambassador of the “Radically Mediocre” lifestyle. He defines this as being able to “hang with people doing just about anything and not slow them down.” You can find him trying to get people to talk to him about the book he just read in coffee shops, or in the western U.S. getting pumped out on scary trad leads (and follows), skydiving, split-boarding and trail running in his home mountain range, the Wasatch, with his dog Margo. Follow him on instagram at @DavidDenverBall.