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Robens Summer Wind

£90.00

This single-skin 2-person sub-2kg tent has been developed for use with trekking poles, which results in this shelter weighing in at only 1400g and having a tiny packed size. Pitching is easy as you just peg out the corners and then fit your trekking poles at each end. Large side vents ensure good airflow, while an extended canopy along each ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Camp Minima

£90.00

The Minima is an extremely lightweight and compact 2-person sub-2kg tent when packed. Unfold it, and you get a simple inner-pitch design where the colour-coded poles slip effortlessly through sleeves on the inner, upon which the flysheet fits. There is a vent at each end to aid condensation control, while the main door can be zipped open and secured neatly. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
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Camp Minima tent (2008)

£90.00

ReviewThe Minima is an extremely lightweight and compact tent when packed. Unwrap it and you get a simple inner-pitched-first design where the colour-coded poles slip effortlessly through sleeves on the inner, upon which the flysheet fits. There is a vent at each end to aid condensation control, while the main door can be zipped open and secured neatly. There is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
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Outwell Oregon 4

£129.00

This is a very spacious 4-person family tent, with an equally massive porch, which means if living space is your priority this leads the way. It is pitched with poles sliding through the sleeves around the outer and pegs locating into the ends of the poles. You get ladder lock webbing adjusters to make the task of tensioning easier, and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vango Ultralight 200

£150.00

This 2-person tent features a very unusual design, yet it has incredible stability and a surprising amount of living space. It is a single-skin that pitches far more easily than it first appears. Once erected the external door gives direct access to the inner living area, as there is no porch. The headroom easily allows two to sit up, and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 2.5
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Alpinus Huron 2

£150.00

This 2-person backpacking tent is a stable 3-pole geodesic design; 2 porches and 2 entrances; mesh and full inner door for excellent ventilation control; exceptionally spacious inner; snow valance for winter camping. But 3500g is very heavy; dark, gloomy interior; pitches inner-first which is not ideal in wet weather; cannot vent top of doorways when cooking in porch.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Camp Millennium

£160.00

This 2-person backpacking tent has a very small packed size; low price for features; 2-pole exceptionally spacious dome design; two porches, 2 entrances; snow valances for winter; outer doors can be vented from the top. But 2900g is quite heavy; small zipped stuffsack makes it exceptionally difficult to repack in the field particularly with cold wet hands; inner pitches first ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Force Ten Vapour 100 2009

£165.00

The Force Ten Vapour 100 is a very light tent and packs so small it disappears inside your rucksack. It’s a single-skin design with the poles fitting externally, and in rain you can throw your kit inside while you finish pitching. It doesn’t take up a lot of space, so your options for pitching are increased. There are venting options ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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The North Face Mica 12 2009

£195.00

The North Face Mica 12 tent weighs 1520g; great-looking with asymmetric lines; compression stuffsack for easy packing; colour-coded poles for easy assembly; internal pocket; inner door is mesh for ventilation. But pitching is inner-first; asymmetric design means less available space; fiddly clips are used to attach poles; small porch. The North Face – tel. (01539) 738882; www.thenorthface.com

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
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Black Diamond Beta Light and Beta Floor

£200.00

This 2-person backpacking tent weighs only 1246g, incredibly small packed size; trekking poles can be used for support; good space for two to lie down. But insect-resistant mesh Beta Bug inner is extra; others are more stable and less draughty; others have porches; others have more internal space due to curved poles that allow dome shapes.

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Hardwear Lightwedge 2

£200.00

This 2-person backpacking tent has a huge inner and huge porch; front door can be opened from top; excellent headroom due to dome design; good stability; good condensation control due to lots of airflow as poles are clipped rather than slipped through sleeves. But 2640g is getting heavy; storage pockets hang from doorway and really get in the way; pitched ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Macpac Microlight

£200.00

This 2-person backpacking tent is very light at just over 2kg and very easy to pitch as it has only one pole. It pitches outer-first, which is ideal in wet weather, and there is ladder lock adjustment for easy tensioning of the tent. There is one entrance and one porch, which extends down one side of the tent. You can ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Black Diamond OneShot 2009

£249.00

The Black Diamond OneShot tent weighs 1380g; small packed size; pitches easily from the inside; roomy inside for sleeping and gear storage; large mesh vents; interior pockets. But Epic fabric is only water-resistant; single-skin design is prone to condensation; no porch for storage and cooking. Black Diamond – tel. (01629) 580484; www.blackdiamondequipment.com

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Hardwear Stiletto 2009

£270.00

The Mountain Hardwear Stiletto tent weighs 1450g; small packed size; large porch for gear storage and cooking; mostly mesh inner for ventilation; good living space; two-way outer zip for venting options. But design is fussy; pitching is inner-first and time-consuming; wind resistance could be better. Mountain Hardwear – tel. (01572) 724499; www.mountainhardwear.com

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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