Sprayway SX2 (2013)

The three-pole semi-geodesic tent design has been a backpacking favourite for many years thanks to its well-proven stability, which makes it ideal for more challenging conditions than other tents. The Sprayway SX2 uses this familiar design to produce a model that’s very well-priced for what you’re getting. The tent pitches outer-first with three poles sliding into sleeves that extend around the outside of the tent. Pegging points and guy lines complete the pitch, and the result is an incredibly stable design. Some ladder-lock adjusters or bungee cords on the pegging points would be a good addition, but that’s not a deal breaker. Access to the Sprayway SX2 is via the front door and this can be opened from the top or bottom, which is great for allowing extra venting. The front porch is a good size, but the inner does extend into this area more than is ideal, which is a slight drawback as that front porch could do with being a little bigger. The inner tent is an excellent size though and when combined with all that extra stability, the Sprayway SX2 feels ideal for a night of wild camping in challenging conditions. There are vents at the sides, front and rear so keeping condensation under control should be relatively easy.

Flysheet fabric ripstop polyester
Inner tent fabric polyester
Groundsheet fabric nylon
Internal dimensions (LxWxH) 200x130x100cm
Packed size 42x18cm
Weight 2690g
Website www.spraywaycamping.com

  

Verdict

The Sprayway SX2 is an excellent tent for two campers who need stability and living space for wild camping in more challenging conditions. The only drawback is the weight. It won Trail’s ‘Best in Test’ accolade.

Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine June 2013