If you've ever wondered about the orange tent you see in our camping posts, today's your lucky day!

With the rain fly on at Seminole Canyon State Park, Texas

With the rain fly on at Seminole Canyon State Park, Texas

It's the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4, a four-person, three-season tent. It was my birthday gift in November, 2012, and it remains, hands-down, my favorite piece of camping equipment.

Living in Texas, I wanted a tent that would allow the breeze to flow and stars to dazzle me. I also wanted a tent that was big enough for my tall husband to sleep in comfortably. With two doors, spacious vestibules and considerable height, this tent has proven absolutely perfect for me.

Rain fly removed

Rain fly removed

I give the tent a five-star review on Trailspace.com, so be sure to check out all the details there. I talk ease of setup, stability, weather resistance, ventilation, spaciousness, packability and more. I also point out a couple of minor design flaws — nothing is perfect, after all!

Do you have a favorite piece of equipment? What qualities do you look for in a tent? Let me know in the comments.

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