What bikepacking tent
Wild Country tents are the same as the Terra Nova ones, but with heavier/cheaper materials. Sometimes you can get good deals on the Terra Nova’s though…mine weighs less than most bivi and tarp setups!
Field and Trek often have good deals on both and things are often reduced/cleared out on the Terra Nova website.
Edit: beaten to it.Posted 5 years agostill s8tannormMember
Lots of folk seem to like the Wild Country Zephyros tents … I believe the 1 man version has a bigger porch than the 2 man if it makes a difference to you.
I’ve been using a Vango Force 10 Helium 100 for a while and it’s great. Quick/easy to pitch, very stable, just over 1kg and very well made.Posted 5 years agod45ythMember
fuzzywuzzy – ‘unless weight/packed size are critical to you’
It’s for bikepacking! Although a lot of folk obsess over weight too, it’s the packed size of things that I think is the main consideration…
EDIT: …unless you want to have a big pack on your back, panniers or a trailer.Posted 5 years agodanielgrovesMember
I’ve always just used my TerraNova Laser. Love that tent. Weighs next to nothing, packs down small and is a really good tent. Gets a tad flappy in really string winds, but thats what you get for a one-pole tent.
Used it bike/backpacking/, and when travelling via car. It’s seen Cornwall’s costs, Yorkshire, Scotland Highlands, Lake District and the Outer Hebrides over the years, and has never let me down. Love it to bits, and wouldn’t change it for the word right now.Posted 5 years agogazcMember
what about one of these alpkit Delta tents LINK
ok, they’re a bit compromised in the design as they clearly state, but its 60 quid and if you’re a bit handy you could mod it, and maybe not an issue if you’re a fair weather camper as the OP wants. plus the 40 quid saving would go towards a nice frame or saddle bag if you dont have one already
a mate has a gelert tent and it seems good too
I’ve got a vango superlight helium 200, which is perfect for me on me tod and can squeeze the missus in too so a bit more multifunctional than my old one man tent (cant remember model it was a mountain hardwear). also – agree on pack size being important. the helium is a tad heavier than my old tent but it certainly packs down a lot smaller so easier to get in the saddle bagPosted 5 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
Alpkit Delta here (and 5 of my instructor staff) – faff to pitch ‘right’, but use the ‘under strap’ used when inner is not in and it pitches perfect.Posted 5 years ago
Used it now about 4 nights, 3 as full tent, one as tarp tent, including downpours and a few hours of mid-windy conditions, and it is fine.
Won’t last long judging by how light all the fabric is mind.headfirstMember
Check out backpackinglight.co.uk. I’ve got the mini peak 2 which is great, good internal space when pitched and small and light when packed. Ridiculously easy to pitch too. It replaced my gelert solo which was just too small, I realised I needed to sit up in my tent!Posted 5 years agodohMember
I’ve been using a Vango Force 10 Helium 100 for a while and it’s great. Quick/easy to pitch, very stable, just over 1kg and very well made.
been using mine for 2+ years (7-8 weeks approx )very happy with it. survived some pretty bad weather and keeps the midges out. nice and light and packs small if that is important to you 😀Posted 5 years agojamestMember
Go lite shangri la 3. Light weight, roomy for 2 with kit, you can sit upright and cook in it. Highly adaptable, use it without the floor, use it with a mozzy net available seperatley, use walking poles or suspend it from a tree. Better than some of the Terra Nova offerings due to it’s tepee shape, more useable room. Reccomended.Posted 5 years ago
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