As its name implies, this tent is at home in the water. A pair of testers took the Tadpole to the wettest place we could find — the Queets Rainforest in Olympic National Park. For 4 nights, with nearly 3 inches of rainfall, the Tadpole stayed bone dry. Large mesh walls eliminate the threat of condensation, while its taut-fitting fly sheds water efficiently. Inside, the steep walls and high ceiling ensured that a pair of hikers had plenty of room to move around. [$289; thenorthface.com]
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