- What lightweight tent…
This is worth a look at:
1.64kg for £20. Not much wrong with that.Posted 4 years agomatt_outandaboutSubscriber
Banshee if you are on a budget, they are unbeatable for the money. If you want room, go for the 300 😉Posted 4 years ago
For balance of space, weight, stability and quality I think a Terra Nova Superlight Voyager is a great tent. I also really like the Superlight Solar, but that is not a tent for everyone.
For small, light and bombproof (at a price) I think a Hilleberg Akto is a great bit of kit. Costs £100 more than the Terra Nova’s mind.
I had a Macpac Minaret for years – the quality and bombproof nature of these is superb. Any other tent these days I am paranoid about how light the groundsheet is – on the Macpac it was bombproof. But so was the weight. 🙁ChewMember
I have a Terra Nova Laser which I used for a month long trip in America this summer an it served me well.
Can be a bit temperamental to pitch, a tad pricy and if you’re over 6 foot then forget it. Packs small and is around the 1 kg mark.
If I was buying again i’d look at Tarptents. Best as both worlds as you get the protection of a tent, but the versatility of a tarp.Posted 4 years agoClinkSubscriber
I used this for SLMM this year – ideal for one and bargain at the price
2 man for not much more and reasonable weight for price.
Used that for OMM this year – happily coped with the shit weather 🙂Posted 4 years agoChewMemberthebrowndogMember
Like you I use a tarp and bivi for bikepaking overnighters but Ive got a 2nd hand Vaude Taurus 2 for longer tours. You can pitch the outer on its own and leave the inner at home giving you a big tarp tent you can pitch in 5 minutes, is seriously wind and weather proof and about 1.2kg.
You can have hours of fun on checking out the sites below for lightweight gear but get your CC ready.Posted 4 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I have this Six Moons Design Lunar Solo SE bought from Bob & Rose on Backpackinglight as per the link above, very waterproof and very light – packs tiny but does need to be seam sealed to be fully waterproofed, there is a lighter version which saves 200g but it has a lighter weight floor and very lightweight mesh fabric that might not stand up to repeated use in our windy climate so the slightly heavier tent does me fine, An 850g tent vs a 650g Tent so i figured i’d get more use out of the slightly heavier version.
Obviously my entire gear & kit is TI to drop the weight as far as possible, even my stove is Ti but to be honest i’d be better off losing a few lbs of body fat, alas it’s easier/more enjoyable to buy lightweight kit online whilst drunkingly quoffing wine/whisky/beer 😉Posted 4 years ago
Obviously my entire gear & kit is TI to drop the weight as far as possible, even my stove is Ti but to be honest i’d be better off losing a few lbs of body fat, alas it’s easier/more enjoyable to buy lightweight kit online whilst drunkingly quoffing wine/whisky/beer
I like the cut of your jib …..Posted 4 years agowingnutsMember
I’ve used the Blacks Octaine 1 that Clink has posted the link for. I’ve used mine over the last 4 or 5 years on an annual three week trip riding around Europe. Up and down every day and some big storms (all be it not in mountain conditions) it has been great. I got mine secondhand for £35 hardly used to see if it was any good prior to planning to spend a lot more. No need to as it turned out. At the price it is unbeatable and until you start spending £500 plus I don’t see anything better.Posted 4 years agobobloMember
The American backpacking tents are worth a look if you’re not too interested in full 4 season mountaineering capability. I bought a Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2 last year when my Tadpole decided it was more teabag than tent. The SL2 is big enough for 2, weighs less than 1.5 real kilos and was a pleasure to spend ~60 nights in. For nasty pitches you’ll want a footprint but that’s true of any tent if you want the groundsheet to last.
The MSR’s are similar in design, all tensioned mesh etc. Great for warmer weather, ok in rain, cold in a proper winter. North Face changed their Tadpole inner for the UK (European?) market from mesh to fabric as it’s bloody draughty on a blowy Feb night… NF warranteed mine so I have a brand new Tadpole 23 DL going spare if anyone fancies one.Posted 4 years agotonydMember
I have a Vango TBS Micro 250, bought it perhaps 10 years ago and it’s still in great condition despite being dragged all over the place. As the reviews state it’s pretty bomb proof, it easily survived two weeks of wild camping in Chilean Patagonia which was pretty rough.
It’s pretty heavy compared to todays standards at 3kg but split between 2 it’s hardly noticeable.Posted 4 years agograhamgMember
We love our 3 man MSR for bike touring – I did get an MSR ‘bivi-tent’ that is very light (~1kg), and very small (literally room to sleep plus a rucksack in the ‘porch area’ barely 2 foot tall). But that is just never going to get used again as I like the comfort of a larger tent.Posted 4 years ago
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