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Macpac Microlight


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 ...

  • rating rating is 2
  • Owners' rating rating is 4.5
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Terra Nova Photon tent (2008)


ReviewOfficially the Guinness World Record holder for the lightest tent commercially available, the Photon is 110g lighter than the previous record holder (the Terra Nova Laser Competition), and it tipped the Trail scales at 766g. It pitches outer-first too, making it ideal for putting up or striking (taking down) in the rain. The pegs weigh 1g each, and these tiny ...

  • rating rating is 5
  • Owners' rating rating is 0
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Vango Helium Carbon 200 (2014)


The Helium Carbon is Vango’s lightest two-person tent, weighing just 1061g. It features Yunan Carbon X-Lite poles, which Vango says are 48 per cent lighter than alloy poles, and titanium wire pegs. It also packs down extremely small. The tent is pitched with the main pole sliding through a transverse sleeve, and there’s a vertical pole at the head and ...

  • rating rating is 4
  • Owners' rating rating is 0


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