Lightwave T1 Ultra

This 2-person sub-2kg tent is the high-spec version of the Lightwave T1 Trek, where the materials shave around 400g off the weight. It’s a two-pole tunnel but the poles have a precurved arched shape, known as ARCHitektur, which is said to improve stability. I also like the fact that you get a proper instruction manual. It’s pitched inner-first with colour-coded poles being slipped through mesh sleeves. The outer door has a double zip up the centre, so you can open it from the top or bottom and roll it to the side, while a pair of vents can also be opened in the porch. The porch easily takes a couple of rucksacks, and the inner has enough headroom for two to sit up throughout its length. There are vents at the back to allow control of airflow though the tent. But as it is an inner-pitched-first tent, it’s arguably not the best for pitching in wet weather. Others are lighter than this too by quite a margin. Annoyingly the pegging points are not elasticated or adjustable, making this difficult to peg on uneven rocky ground.

Verdict Buy it if you want a spacious two-skin tent for two people that is ideal for most weather conditions.

Design 2-pole tunnel
Poles shock-corded alloy
Inner 30D ripstop nylon
Flysheet 30D ripstop nylon, 5000mm hydrostatic head
Groundsheet 50D nylon, 5000mm hydrostatic head
Internal dimensions length 210cm; width 125cm internal height 100cm
Packed size 45x15cm
Weight 1980g
Made in China (UK fabrics)
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