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Robens Summer Wind

£80.00

How much shelter do you need? Maybe a simple single-skin tent is enough? Use your trekking poles to hold the shelter up, and you get acres of space inside plus plenty of mesh vents to allow good airflow without letting the bugs in. Well, that is exactly what the Robens Summer Wind has been designed to achieve. The big advantage ...

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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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Robens Trailstar 2 2011

£119.00

Robens is a Danish brand that is best known for producing a wide range of well-priced, high-value camping equipment. The Robens Trailstar 2 comes in a one-person version as well as the two-person option featured here, and its unique corner design sets it apart from many tents in terms of making the most of the inner tent space. DesignThe Trailstar ...

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GoLite Shangri-La 2 tent (2008)

£120.00

ReviewThis is a lightweight twist on the classic ridge tent. It has no poles, so you have to use trekking poles. Pitching is easy as you just peg out the groundsheet at the corners, clip the flysheet to the same pegs then dive inside to fit a trekking pole at each end. There is room for two, with ample space ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Wild Country Sololite 2009

£140.00

The Wild Country Sololite tent pulls out of its stuffsack and rolls out on the ground, the poles clip into the outer quickly and easily, and you’ve got an instant shelter from the worst of weather. It’s got a strong design and uses tough materials. Terra Nova is Wild Country’s parent company, and you can see the quality genes have ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 5
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GramCounterGear Litehouse Solo 2011

£140.00

The GramCounterGear Litehouse Solo is an unusual design: in effect it’s a tent/tarp hybrid as it’s single-skin and has only a partial groundsheet floor with a mesh perimeter. It pitches as one and comes with no poles, as it uses a pair of trekking poles for support. The detailed instructions look complicated, but it’s easy and quick to set up ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Wild Country Zephyros 1 2011

£150.00

The Terra Nova Laser Competition has won multiple awards for being one of the best lightweight one-person backpacking tents around. But while its weight of just 930g is appealing, its price tag of £320 is far less enticing. So Terra Nova has released the Zephyros 1 under its Wild Country brand, promising the same living space as the Laser Competition, ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Equipment AR Ultralight

£160.00

This 2-person backpacking tent is very light at just 1600g and you can save a further 300g by ditching the pole set and using a pair of trekking poles instead. It pitches outer-first with just two vertical poles supporting the outer. The inner is suspended inside the outer. The wedge-shaped ridge design creates a reasonable amount of space to sit ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Mountain Equipment AR Ultralight II

£200.00

This is a very light 2-person sub-2kg tent and you can save a further 156g by ditching the pole set and using a pair of trekking poles instead. It pitches outer-first with two vertical poles supporting the outer and then the inner is suspended from inside. The wedge-shaped ridge design creates a reasonable amount of space to sit up in ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Vaude Hogan Ultralight

£200.00

This 2-person backpacking tent is a very lightweight design that is also unique as the poles are one complete interlinked set, which helps to make pitching very easy, despite their complicated appearance. The tent is pitched inner-first with the inner being suspended from the poles. The outer goes over the top and benefits from ladder lock adjusters to ensure it ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Equipment AR Ultralight II

£200.00

This 2-person tent is very light, and you can save a further 156g by ditching the pole set and using a pair of trekking poles instead. It pitches outer-first with two vertical poles supporting the outer, and then the inner is suspended from the inside. The wedge-shaped ridge design creates a reasonable amount of space to sit up in under ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Mountain Equipment AR Ultralight II tent (2008)

£200.00

ReviewThis is a very light tent, and you can save a further 156g by ditching the pole set and using a pair of trekking poles instead. It pitches outer-first with two vertical poles supporting the outer, and then the inner is suspended from inside. The wedge-shaped design creates a reasonable amount of space to sit up under the ridge and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Vaude Hogan Ultralight 1 2009

£210.00

The Vaude Hogan Ultralight 1 tent feels instantly user-friendly. Pitching is straightforward as the Y-shaped pole assembly clips in easily, giving a freestanding structure. Although it pitches inner-first, it’s fast, so pitching and striking in wet weather isn’t as much of an issue as it could be. The pitching instructions are sewn in to the stuffsack, which is handy. I ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 2009

£210.00

The Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 tent is freestanding, with a single hub-jointed pole system. This is simple to set up and throw the flysheet over to keep the rain off if you’re in a hurry. The first time I pitched it was in the dark with no instructions, and it looked fine in the morning. Inside there’s plenty of room ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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Vaude Taurus Ultralight

£220.00

This 2-person sub-2kg tent is a modern classic. For 2007 the Taurus Ultralight gets extra poles at the foot for more space and stability. Meanwhile the rest of the tent is the same tried and trusted design. Pitching is outstandingly easy, thanks to the unique external frame design and the addition of adjustable pegging points. The tent is reasonably stable ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 4
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The North Face Spectrum 23

£225.00

The Spectrum is a 2-person sub-2kg tent that saves weight by ditching the inner and relying on its design to keep out the condensation and rain. There’s loads of ventilation in the roof and at each end to allow airflow and hopefully minimise condensation. This shelter can also withstand 135mph winds, which the manufacturers claim is far in excess of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Vaude Hogan Ultralight Argon tent (2008)

£230.00

ReviewThis is a lightweight version of the classic Hogan tent. Unlike the Hogan, it pitches inner-first with a pre-assembled pole frame that forms a skeleton from which the inner is suspended. The outer then goes over the top, with quick-release buckles and ladder-lock adjustments. There is one entrance and this leads directly into the single porch. As with many Vaude ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 5
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Easton Kilo 2011

£450.00

When I mentioned to a mate that I had a tent weighing less than a kilogram, the reply I got was: “So what? My tent weighs under 700g!” But when I added, “Ah, but this is not a one-person tent, this is a two-person tent…” his jaw dropped.Apart from using lightweight gear, the best way to save weight when backpacking ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vaude Power Tokee Ultralight 2011

The Power Tokee Ultralight takes the successful format of Vaude’s Power Lizard two-person tent and tapers it down to a one-person package. It pitches as one, and goes up quickly, with the main pole being easily attached via external clips. Both ends of the tent are fitted with rods, which give stability and extra internal height. There are guy points ...

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