Summer backpacking in the desert heat calls for the tried-and-true Triarch 2 Tent by The North Face. With its lightweight no-seem-um mesh construction and Featherlite poles, the Triarch 2 offers spacious room for two with it's vaulted head and foot box and accommodating double doors and vestibule storage space. The tent's partner-accommodating design allows you to crawl over your partner in the middle of the night to grab your gear or go for a leak. And when every cubic inch in your pack is being accounted for, don't bother bringing a lantern because the included gear loft conveniently works as a light diffuser for your headlamp. If the weather calls for clear skies all weekend, leave the body behind and plan on testing out the lightweight fast-pitch capability.