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On your overnight hiking trips, you may choose to tent in the great outdoors rather than stay in hostels or bed and breakfasts. Keep in mind that you will literally have to carry your house on your back, so tent weight is important to gauge. The Packed Weight is the weight of the entire tent set. The Trail or Minimum Weight is the weight of just the tent, fly and poles. The Fastpack Weight includes just the fly sheet, poles and groundcloth. Be sure to ask your tent retailer about these weights do decide which tent is right for you.