Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

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 goes over the top and the pegging points are easily adjusted with ladder lock webbing buckles. Open the outer door and you enter a spacious porch where a couple of rucksacks can be easily stored. The door can be opened from the top too for extra venting. Get inside the inner and two can easily sit up or sleep in great comfort. But the mesh inner means this is a chilly tent in the wind. It has to be said that such thin materials will suffer from the effects of UV degradation more rapidly than heavier materials, but to some extent all the lighter tents have this drawback.

Verdict Buy it if you want a superlight spacious two-skin tent for use in good weather, rather than windy weather when that mesh inner might feel chilly.  

Design geodesic
Poles shock-corded alloy
Inner 20D nylon mesh
Flysheet 20D nylon, 1200mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet 30D nylon; 1200mm hydrostatic head
Internal dimensions length 210cm; width 120cm; height 105cm
Packed size 44x17cm
Weight 1640g
Made in China
Stores in UK England 1; Wales 0; Scotland 0; Ireland 0