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Jack Wolfskin Gossamer (2015)

£100.00

FeaturesA well-priced tent with a reasonably low weight for its price, the Jack Wolfskin Gossamer is an inner-pitched-first design with a front entrance. The tunnel design is quite low, making this tent particularly stable in the wind. The flysheet is made from polyester with a PU coating. The main feature it lacks is a large porch area, though, which is ...

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Vaude TerraLight 1-2p (2015)

£190.00

FeaturesThe TerraLight 1-2p is either a small two-person tent or a large one-person tent as its living space sits between these two standards. It is pitched outer-first with a long porch down one side that also provides entry to the tent. The flysheet is made from PU-coated polyester material and it weighs 1858g, which is acceptable at this price. 5/5 ...

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Kathmandu Mono Tent (2015)

£80.00

FeaturesThe Kathmandu Mono Tent’s low price tag is a very appealing feature here. The design is inner-pitched-first with a side entry and side porch. The flysheet is made from ripstop polyester with a PU coating while the inner tent is mostly mesh. The poles are metal alloy. The weight is a little heavy for this size at 1796g but it ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Nordisk Svalbard 1 Si (2015)

£220.00

FeaturesThe Svalbard 1 Si uses a very high-spec material compared to others – a ripstop nylon outer that is silicone-coated – so it should be more durable than other tents. It is pitched inner-first with a front entrance and porch. The weigh of 1744g is acceptable at this price when you also take into account the fact that you get ...

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Highlander Blackthorn 1 (2015)

£45.00

FeaturesThe main feature of the Highlander Blackthorn 1 is its extremely low price tag. But you do still get a reasonable weight of 1575g and there is a large porch. The drawbacks are that this tent pitches inner-first and the poles are made of fibreglass, which means it may not be ideal for more wild weather. The flysheet is made ...

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Wild Country Coshee 1 (2015)

£100.00

FeaturesThe Wild Country Coshee 1 is great value, has a great weight of just 1481g and packs down to just 35x15cm small while also offering an outer-pitched-first design. The flysheet is made of polyester with a PU Stormtex treatment and you get shock-corded alloy poles. There is a long porch down one side and this is also the entry to ...

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Alpkit Jaran 2 (2015)

£200.00

FeaturesWith the Alpkit Jaran 2 you are getting an outstanding amount of floor space, plus two porches and good headroom; furthermore it weighs only 1998g, which is remarkable for the size and price of £200. It pitches inner-first, and the outer is made from a ripstop nylon rather than polyester, with a PU coating. Outstanding at any price. 5/5 DesignThe ...

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Wild Country Zephyros 2 (2015)

£150.00

FeaturesThe Wild Country Zephyros 2 is a really popular tent for backpacking due to its tiny weight of just 1810g. It is pitched outer-first with a long porch down one side that also provides entry to the tent, while a second door at the back provides entry from the opposite side. The flysheet is made from PU-coated polyester ripstop material, ...

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Wild Country Zephyros 2 (2015)

£249.00

FeaturesA low weight (1980g) is the most important feature for backpackers. The Robens Buzzard has a large porch on one side only but this has an excellent doorway with four zip pulls. Inside are additional smaller doors for ventilation at each end, and there are zipaway panels on the inner doors for venting. The fly is made from very durable ...

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Vango Helix 100 (2014)

£100.00

Tents are getting lighter, but the lightest often carry a whopping price tag. However some brands are making lightweight tents that are far more affordable – and the Helix 100 is the lightest and lowest-priced model in Vango’s new range. At £100 for a one-person tent weighing just 1573g, the Helix 100 should strongly appeal to weekend backpackers. But if ...

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Marmot Pulsar 1P (2014)

£250.00

The Marmot Pulsar 1P offers an incredible amount of space for one person. It is pitched inner-first with the pole assembly clipping to the inner, over which the flysheet is draped. This is all very easily achieved, with ladder-lock adjusters and colour-coded tape making the task even simpler. The structure only needs a couple of pegs to keep it on ...

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MSR Hubba NX (2014)

£300.00

The MSR Hubba NX is a huge one-person tent that’s ideal for multi-day use when that extra living space will be really appreciated. The tent is pitched inner-first with interconnected poles forming a frame from which the inner is suspended; the fly then goes over the top. Pitching is exceptionally easy, thanks to ladder-lock webbing buckles and limited need for ...

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The North Face Mica FL 1 (2014)

£310.00

The North Face’s Mica FL 1 pitches inner-first with a single interconnected pole forming a frame from which the inner is suspended. The fly then goes over the top and the pitching is all completed very easily thanks to ladder-lock adjusters and colour coding on the webbing. It’s instantly noticeable how stable this tent is compared with other one-person tents, ...

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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
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MSR Hubba Hubba NX (2014)

£335.00

This is the latest version of the classic MSR Hubba Hubba. The NX (Next Generation) uses lighter materials with a weight of just 1795g, which becomes even more remarkable when you consider it has a huge porch and entrance on each side. It pitches inner-first, so the inner may get wet if pitched in the rain, with a skeleton of ...

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Mountain Hardwear Super Mega UL2 (2014)

£400.00

The Super Mega UL2 – Mountain Hardwear’s lightest two-person backpacking tent – tips the scales at 1176g, although its packed size is longer than most at 56x13cm, due to the pole system, which features longer poles than other designs. They’re all linked together like a giant skeleton that attaches to the inner tent when pitching, so the inner may get ...

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Vaude Taurus Ultralight (2014)

£300.00

The Vaude Taurus Ultralight is an extremely well-established tent that’s been reviewed many times in Trail and never fails to impress. It weighs in at a very respectable 1858g, which is lighter than some higher-priced tents. It pitches extremely easily outer-first with two poles being slipped through mesh sleeves and ladder-lock webbing adjusters around the edges allowing a taut pitch ...

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Hilleberg Anjan 2 (2014)

£575.00

The Anjan is based on the hugely popular Hilleberg Nallo, with the difference being the use of a lighter-weight Kerlon 1000 fabric, which reduces tent weight. The Anjan comes in at 1781g and is designed for snow-free conditions. The tent is pitched outer- first to keep the inner dry during damp conditions. The poles slip through sleeves around the outside ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Vango Helium Carbon 200 (2014)

£440.00

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 ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Jack Wolfskin Exolight II (2014)

£400.00

The Jack Wolfskin Exolight II has a huge amount of living space for its weight of just 1986g. All the extra space comes from the extremely creative use of the pole system. The poles are shock-corded together and form an external skeleton from which the flysheet is attached, with the inner already attached to the flysheet, or added afterwards to keep ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Snugpak Stratosphere (2013)

£120.00

A big turn-off when it comes to bivvy bags is the feeling of claustrophobia – understandable when many are akin to only slightly more respiration-friendly body bags. The Snugpak Stratosphere sidesteps this by featuring two poles around the head area, which make things within much airier. Not only that, but beneath the rainflap at the back is an open vent ...

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Vango Adventure Tarp (2013)

£30.00

The Adventure Tarp is designed to be used as an additional porch for a Vango tent or as a standalone tarp-style shelter. It comes with guy lines, pegs and a very robust pole as well as an elasticated edge to provide a closer fit to a curved tent. When used as a more traditional tarp it can’t be set up ...

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Aztec Rapido 2 (2013)

£120.00

The Aztec Rapido 2 is a single-skin tent, so there’s no inner, outer and porch area; it’s just a shelter with acres of space inside. This does have huge advantages as it results in a weight of just 1776g, so if weight saving is your priority the Rapido 2 is the best tent here. It pitches pretty easily with a ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
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Wild Country Zephyros 2 Lite (2013)

£210.00

The award-winning Laser series of lightweight backpacking tents from Terra Nova has been extending into the brand’s more affordable Wild Country range, with the Zephyros 2 Lite being, as the name suggests, a lighter version of the standard Zephyros 2, at £150 and 1715g. In effect there is now a Laser-style lightweight tent design for every bank balance. The Wild ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 4
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Vango Apex 200 (2013)

£200.00

The Vango Apex 200 is intended as a lightweight, compact option for the adventurer looking for an open and easily accessible tent, so it tips the scales at 1722g, which is instantly impressive. The inner and fly pitch in one with a single pole sliding through a sleeve around the outside of the fly, and then a second transverse pole ...

  • LFTO.com rating rating is 3
  • Owners' rating rating is 4

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