There are lots of factors that go into choosing a summer backpacking tent. Some factors are very easy to compare objectively, while others are a lot more subjective. There are three main considerations when choosing lightweight gear: weight, price and durability. In the store, we like to joke that you only get to pick two of the three. In reality, there are several more considerations that go into purchasing a tent. Hopefully, this blog post gives you an idea of the key areas we look at when we are choosing tents.