OPEN AIR SLEEPING on a summer backpacking trip is a joy – except for the bugs. Hilleberg new Mesh Tent 1 offers breezy, versatile, very lightweight protection against mosquitoes, no-see-ums, and other bugs for those who prefer the minimalist approach. The Mesh Tent 1 is a classic ridge-tent design, so all you need to pitch it are ridge line supports and a little imagination: Tie the supports to trees, or use trekking poles. Paddles will work, as will fallen tree branches.
Its sewn-in floor keeps both ground moisture and crawling animals out, and we build the Mesh Tent 1 with our lightest weight mesh. Unlike many mesh fabrics, this one is woven rather than knitted, so has a very fine mesh structure, is softer to the touch while still offering excellent durability, and is remarkably light.
Hilleberg designed the Mesh Tent 1 specifically to work perfectly with their Tarp 5, and the two together make an outstanding – and very light, just 730 g/1 lb 10 oz – choice for those looking to take the most minimal warm-weather shelter solution.