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Macpac Microlight 2009

£200.00

The Macpac Microlight tent is a strong, reliable design, made for extended trips into the wilderness. It pitches easily with a single pole that slips into a single-ended pole sleeve for quick single-handed pitching. The floor is incredibly tough and waterproof, which adds confidence if you’re pitching it on rough ground, while the low-profile shape resists wind and sheds rain ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 3
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Vango Force Ten Helium Superlite 100 2010

£230.00

A bit like the new coalition government, Vango’s plan for easing the burden of carrying a one-person tent is to strip out wasted weight. According to the manufacturer, everything that is good in the classic Vango Force Ten Helium is apparent in the new Helium Superlite, but you now have a new lighter groundsheet and inner tent. The result of ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Macpac Microlight 2011

£250.00

The Macpac Microlight is a long-standing, reliable design that is made tough for extended trips into the wilderness. Pitching is simple with a single pole that slips into a single-ended pole sleeve. Pegging out smoothes the low-profile shape even more to create a wide footprint that is very good in the wind, while multiple guy points add further stability and ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Terra Nova Laser Competition 2009

£260.00

The Terra Nova Laser Competition is the lightest tent in the test, with a packed size so small that you hardly notice it in your rucksack. Internal space is very good, enough length for my six foot frame (or two skinny adventure racers) to lie down and sit up straight as well. The porch is huge, and all my gear ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 3.5
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Nordisk Telemark 1 ULW (2014)

£360.00

This is the Ultra Light Weight (ULW) version of the standard Nordisk Lightweight (LW) Telemark. It is supplied with carbon poles rather than the aluminium poles found on the LW version to save 60g but is £40 higher in price. The ULW weighed 834g on the Trail scales, although the manufacturer states it should weigh 770g. Pitching is very quick ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Terra Nova Laser Photon 1 2011

£360.00

The Terra Nova Laser Photon 1 is the latest version of a classic lightweight one-person tent design that first appeared as the Laserlite. The single-pole design cuts everything down to the very minimum, but the use of the lightest fabrics and components means that the tent still manages to be fully featured. It pitches as one and goes up quickly. ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Helsport Ringstind 1 2011

£390.00

The Helsport Ringstind 1 is a quick-pitch one-person tent design with just a single pole that has an ingeniously simple attachment method. This does take a little practice to get perfect as there are multiple guy lines at each end, but once mastered it is great. The guys at the ends and at the centre pole plus the numerous pegging ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Terra Nova Laser Photon 1 (2014)

£390.00

The Laser’s design has become the benchmark for lightweight tents, and the Photon 1 is just one of many variations available. It weighs 805g, making it one of the lightest one-person tents around. There is one alloy pole to fit, while a pair of vertical poles at each end are pre-fitted. However, I’ve always found this tent a little messy ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Nemo OBI Elite 1P 2011

£400.00

The Nemo OBI Elite 1P one-person tent packs in two halves using a compression dry-sack and separate pole bag, which is a good space saver. It’s free-standing and pitches inner-first, but the single Y-shaped hub-jointed pole attaches easily with clips and the flysheet is on quickly. There’s good internal space for lying down and sitting up; and with a lot ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Hilleberg Akto (2014)

£490.00

The Hilleberg Akto is a very well-established solo backpacking workhorse. At 1661g it is twice the weight of some superlight tents but you’re getting so much more here than the lighter tents can offer. The general design is similar to other tents, with a single pole being slipped through a sleeve on the outer while four in-situ vertical poles at ...

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

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