Same vertebral shape as the smaller Topaz 2, but much bigger. I ran a CR3 on the Owyhee recently and dropped my jaw when it set up. It is amazing how spacious a tent of this weight and packed size becomes. Design targets maximum livable space with few bells and whistles. Sets up easily, enters smoothly, vertical front and back walls. Huge vestibule. At sub 5lbs of trail weight, the tent has a minimum of poles and flexes easily to the touch. Bend but don’t break would be the idea here but I can’t promise that would be the case in Storm Force winds. For more protected venues it is a fine choice.

MSR: Carbon Reflex 3
MSRP: $649.95
Cascadedesigns.com

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