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Karrimor X Lite X1 (2013)

£120.00

It’s the innovative configuration of the pre-assembled flexible pole set that gives the Karrimor X Lite X1 the edge. The poles are shock-corded together and to pitch the tent all that is needed is to locate the colour-coded pole ends into their matching eyelets on the webbing at the corners of the inner tent, with a final red pole clipping ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Sprayway SX2 (2013)

£150.00

The three-pole semi-geodesic tent design has been a backpacking favourite for many years thanks to its well-proven stability, which makes it ideal for more challenging conditions than other tents. The Sprayway SX2 uses this familiar design to produce a model that’s very well-priced for what you’re getting. The tent pitches outer-first with three poles sliding into sleeves that extend around ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Karrimor X-Lite X2 SG (2012)

£180.00

The SG in the Karrimor X-Lite X2 SG’s name signifies that this is a semi-geodesic design, which means the poles cross one another twice for extra stability, making this tent particularly suitable for wilder conditions. It is pitched outer-first with poles slipping easily through sleeves around the outside of the fly. The inner is then attached inside and can be ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Marmot Limelight 2P (2012)

£210.00

The Marmot Limelight 2P is an inner-pitched-first dome with a third transverse pole across the top to give extra headroom and to create more vertical side walls. Pitching is very easy, thanks to colour-coded poles and neat plastic mouldings that allow you to clip the inner to the poles. Once the inner is pitched the fly goes over the top ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Eureka! Wabakimi 2 (2012)

£200.00

The Eureka! Wabakimi 2 is an inner-pitched-first design with just two poles needed to create the spacious inner, over which you toss the flysheet with colour-coded attachment points. Adjustable buckles on the webbing make it easy to tension the fly, and the whole structure is very stable due to the inner-pitch-first crossover pole design. To improve condensation control air is ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Coleman Tauri Connect X2 (2012)

£170.00

The Connect system is designed to make the Coleman Tauri Connect X2 easy to pitch, and this is achieved by the having the poles pre-fitted to the tent. To pitch it you drag the tent from the stuffsack, straighten the poles and then tug on a pair of handles before locating the pole ends into eyelets around the base. This ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Alpkit Kangri 2012

£300.00

Alpkit has become known for producing excellent kit at excellent prices thanks to its business model of producing a small, select range of products that are then supplied direct to the customer via the Alpkit website. This can be frustrating if you choose to buy gear at the wrong time of year, just as stock runs out – or if ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Snugpak Scorpion 3 2011

Snugpak has been making quality sleeping bags in Yorkshire since the 1980s. This year it has added a range of tents that on paper at least look ideal for UK wild camping and backpacking.The 3-person Scorpion 3 is one of five tents in the range, which also includes the smaller Scorpion 2 for two people. All the tents are olive ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Marmot Grid 2 2010

£290.00

USA brand Marmot has realised that what works on that side of the pond does not always work over here, so they have designed the Grid specifically for UK and European conditions. It’s pitched outer-first so you can keep the inner dry when pitching or striking the tent in the rain. Design What sets the Marmot Grid 2 apart from ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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The North Face Tadpole 23DL 2010

£290.00

I remember using a The North Face Tadpole in the early Nineties but these days the Tadpole DL is lighter, easier to pitch and has better ventilation than it did 20 years ago to make this classic even better. The new version is designed as a stable three season backpacking tent for two. DesignThe TNF Tadpole is an inner-pitched-first tent ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Lightwave G20 Trek 2010

£295.00

The G20 Trek is a new tent from Lightwave, who have made a great impact since the company was founded in 2002. The brand takes a functional rather than fashionable approach to gear design, and this is clear in the G20 Trek, which is designed to be a lightweight yet stable backpacking tent. DesignThe Lightwave G20 Trek is a very ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Terra Nova Superlite Voyager 2010

£370.00

The Terra Voyager has been a classic design for many years, but in 2009 Terra Nova created a superlight version that stripped away a third of the weight while maintaining the classic three-pole geodesic design that delivers great stability and space. At just 1530g it makes you wonder why other tents need to be quite so heavy. DesignInitial impressions are ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Kathmandu North Star V3 2010

£250.00

Kathmandu is an Australian outdoor brand with a growing presence in the UK. The North Star V3 is an inner-pitched-first design that the manufacturer has billed as ‘a true mountaineering tent’. DesignThe Kathmandu North Star V3 North Star V3’s design is focused on performance in snow. The flysheet does not extend all the way to the ground, which allows more ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 0
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Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 2010

£750.00

The Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 is a classic winter mountaineering tent that is based on the tried and trusted four-pole geodesic design that has proved itself in the world’s most extreme weather conditions. So this is a tent for the outdoor family that wants to push the limits, camping wild whatever the weather, and yet remain safe and comfortable. DesignThe ...

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Terra Nova Solar Elite 2010

£350.00

This has become an annual event. Another year, another lighter Terra Nova tent. At a quoted weight of 865g, Terra Nova says the Solar Elite has ‘the lightest pack weight of any self-supporting tent’. Terra Nova makes lighter tents and shelters than this, but it is the phrase ‘self-supporting’ that makes the difference here. This means either the inner or ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Power Odyssee XT 2009

£375.00

Some of my most sleepless nights outdoors have been when the winds have been so strong that the tent either flattened against my face and sprang back each time a gust swept across, or the tent poles snapped because they were not flexible enough to bend under the pressure of a gust. Either way, high winds can ruin your night.But ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Mountain Hardwear Helion 2 tent (2008)

£300.00

ReviewThis ultralight tent has a very good packed size, thanks to the poles being made of shorter sections than most. The tent is a 3-pole geodesic design too, so it will be able to withstand the wind much better than tunnels or single-hoop options. It is pitched inner-first with poles being threaded through eyelets on the inner, and the pole ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Lightwave g2 ioniX tent

£290.00

You can’t knock Lightwave’s DNA. The company was set up by Carol McDermott, who is ex-Berghaus, and the founder of Crux. Functionality and quality have been his hallmarks – but do space, solidity and lightweight really mix?I took the g2 ioniX for a night in the Coniston Fells. The tent is a variation on the g2 Ion, which is a ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Marmot Grid 2 review

£250.00

No matter what the weather forecast says, a regular camper in the UK knows that it could rain just as they are unpacking their tent or just as they are about to strike camp after a dry night. It’s this ‘interesting weather’ that makes outer-pitched-first tents ideal for British conditions, while a healthy dose of stability comes in useful too ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Lightwave G1 Ion

£198.00

The weight and price of this 2-person tent are both great, considering what it offers. It is a 3-pole geodesic configuration, which is the most stable and spacious design. Pitching is easy, thanks to colour-coded poles and ladder-lock adjustment at the base. I liked the fact that the outer comes down close to the ground, to fend off side-driven wind ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 5
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Terra Nova Voyager Superlite

£330.00

This 2-person sub-2kg tent is a lightened version of the Voyager, a classic 3-pole geodesic that defines its class. By lightening the fabrics to those used in the brand’s Laser range, Terra Nova has reduced the weight by 400g (18 per cent). The beauty of the tent is that you still get an inner and outer, a three-pole geodesic design ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 5
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

£215.00

This is an amazingly spacious 2-person sub-2kg tent for the weight. The secret of the success is the incredibly thin materials, which allow you to see the grass through the groundsheet for example, while the inner tent is completely made from mesh! It pitches inner-first with the poles forming an external skeleton from which the inner is suspended. The outer ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 5
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MSR Stormking

£640.00

This is an incredibly spacious and stable 4-person tent that is far easier to pitch than its appearance might suggest. The trick is that all the poles are the same length and each slides through a continuous sleeve on the inner. So pitching is very easy and the flysheet goes over the top where it is attached to the base ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Marmot Halo 4P

£400.00

This 4-person family tent pitched inner-first with poles slipping easily through mesh sleeves around the inner. The flysheet is then draped over the top and clipped in place with ladder lock webbing adjusters. This is very easy and fast to pitch, and creates a very stable structure. I particularly like the layout of having a porch and entrance at each ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Lightwave G1 ION

£180.00

This 2-person backpacking tent weighs 2235g, and you get a lot of tent for the weight, while the price of only £180 makes it exceptionally appealing too. It is built around a 3-pole geodesic configuration, which is the most stable and spacious design. It is pitched inner-first with colour-coded poles slipping easily through sleeves around the outside of the inner ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0

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