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Stephenson’s Warmlite 2R Review

Stephenson’s Warmlite 2R Review

The Stephenson’s Warmlite 2R is a strong, spacious, and exceptionally light non-freestanding tunnel tent that is still made in the USA in Gilford, NH. The tent uses high quality materials (though very thin diameter poles) and provides lots of space for a mere 3 lb. 4 oz. The 2R can handle fierce winds as long […]

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Best of New Hampshire…Warmlite

Sleeping Bags: The name says it all. You want your overnight camping gear to keep you warm but not add weight to the pack, and Stephenson’s Warmlite sleeping bags, tents and other gear use  “exotic aerospace-derived materials” to achieve the perfect blend of comfort and efficiency.  Learn more by ordering a famous Warmlite catalog, but only if you’re […]

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Is the Stephenson WarmLite the lightest three-person tent?

Guilty as charged. The Stephenson tents are such niche products that I sometimes overlook them. Not that being a niche product is a bad thing! Not at all! And the WarmLite is a tent that’s well worth considering. It’s a hoop tent, meaning it has two semi-circular poles, one at each end. This is a […]

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Warmlite Tent Reviews on Trailspace.com

I have owned a 3R for more than 20 years and finally replaced it with a 2R. Both tents have the side windows and use them often in the summer. I used the 3R for more climbing and backpacking trips then I can recall and never had a problem with it. It stood up to […]

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The History of Gear: Warmlite

“Before the Ultralight Revolution there was Jack Stephenson” PACK INNOVATOR— I have laid before me on the table a simple black and white photograph of a young Jack Stephenson wearing a shiny, unorthodox hip-carry frame pack in about 1957 (for historical context, 1957 is the year when a young climbing bum named Yvon Chouinard started […]

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Warmlite 2R Review on OutdoorGearLab.com

Warmlite 2R Review on OutdoorGearLab.com

The Stephenson’s Warmlite 2R is a strong, spacious, and exceptionally light non-freestanding tunnel tent that is still made in the USA in Gilford, NH. The tent uses high quality materials (though very thin diameter poles) and provides lots of space for a mere 3 lb. 4 oz. The 2R can handle fierce winds as long […]

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Trailspace Outdoor Gear Reviews

Trailspace Outdoor Gear Reviews

Stephenson’s Warmlite Triple bag is a top notch camping and backpacking sleep “system.” While an old design, it is still unique in the market, has a wonderfully comfortable mattress, and covers an extremely wide temperature range due to the dual tops design, for a price that is very attractive if you consider the alternatives… Read […]

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Gear: 30 Reviews of Warmlite 3R Tent

Gear: 30 Reviews of Warmlite 3R Tent

There are pieces of gear that I buy without too much thought and consideration, and then there are pieces that I research for years (literally) before getting a hold of one.  The former is usually fairly inexpensive.  This review is about one of the latter; I definitely put a lot of thought and research into […]

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Warmlite 3R Tent Review by R. Lyon

The 3R is tough as well. I’ve yet to use a ground cloth, even on the car camping trip, and the most recent service trip required camping in a meadow filled with rocks, briars, and nettles. Stephenson’s silnylon came through without even a scratch.  That trip also included three spells of serious wind that managed […]

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WARMLITE 2R REVIEW

WARMLITE 2R REVIEW

This is a rather small tapered two-pole two-man double-skin tunnel tent deriving from the mid-2000s. The brand was created by Jack Stephenson, and the company is now run by his son Bill. The brand was famous (legendary? notorious?) for the scantily clad ladies in the early catalogs. Stephensons were very early users of lightweight materials […]

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