Though true ultralight tents are notoriously expensive, it wasn’t the cost, which was actually less than the sticker price of a brand-new Fly Creek (plus, I planned to repair those poles). My trekking poles didn’t budge. Maybe it’s because I finally leveled up my backpacking game and learned that trekking pole tents aren’t so scary. Or maybe it’s just because now there’s more room in my pack for all of the other stuff I like. • BUY: $300More ultralight shelters we digThe REI Co-op Flash Air 1 Tent is a double wall, but still light at 1 pound 4 ounces and can be erected with just trekking poles.