In any capacity, a stuck or broken zipper causes frustration. But on tents they can be a real cause for concern. The Big Agnes Fishhook UL1 eschews zippers for a system of clip-and-loop closures that keeps things secure – and makes middle-of-the-night entry and exit easier and quieter. And it performs: The three-season, two-pound-10-ounce backpacking tent is weather-resistant, even in severe wind and rain. [$350; bigagnes.com]