If you don't go camping, you go on expeditions. If you're used to falling asleep with wind howling through cracks and crevices. If you don't mind heating snow to make your morning coffee, then you're going to like the Bastion. This all-season tent will be your fortified protection in the most inclement weather. Being part of the Summit Series, designed for high-altitude mountaineering and extreme expeditions, it's been put through its paces by our athletes all over the world. For a four-person expedition tent it's lightweight at just over 6 kg (fast pack weight is just 3.88 kg). It's made from durable nylon with a ripstop weave in the canopy and a water-resistant finish on the fly and floor. DAC poles and stakes are exceptionally strong for their weight and the design itself helps to withstand powerful winds. It's easy to pitch, even when the weather isn't behaving, thanks to a combination of pole sleeves and clips. Dual entry comes in pretty handy when snow and wind create snow drifts at one end of the tent. And once you're in there's plenty of storage space, including hanger loops for damp clothing, and a large vestibule for bigger packs. Colour-coded zip pulls glow in the dark and the high-strength guylines are reflective, so you can find your way home after a long day on the wall. Pitching in snow is not a problem as four snow stakes are included and if winds turn gale force, there are welded reinforcements at critical points in the fly sheet. Basically, the Bastion is a safe and secure home to weather the worst weather.