Vaude Power Tokee Ultralight 1P (2012)

The Vaude Power Tokee Ultralight 1P’s popular transverse pole design benefits from Vaude’s unique Power Frame System, which more securely attaches the tent to the pole to reduce movement in the wind. The pole is fastened to clips around the outside of the flysheet with a secondary clip locking the pole in place to prevent movement. Inside the tent there is a guy line system to further tension the pole. The end result is much improved stability, making this tent better than most for wild camping in windy conditions. There is a good scattering of mesh panels at each end and above the door to control condensation, and the rain is kept out thanks to the flysheet hugging the ground around the outside. There are two vertical poles at each end, to add extra head and foot-room, but the inner living space is tighter than other tents here and for me it was a little too snug as I couldn’t quite sit up easily. The porch is a little bit narrow too, making the Vaude Power Tokee Ultralight 1P a stable tent in wet and windy weather but less comfortable to actually live in. However those under 6ft tall may find it spacious enough, and the stability coupled with its low weight are real bonuses.

Flysheet material silicone-coated nylon ripstop
Inner material polyester ripsrop
Groundsheet material silicone-coated nylon ripstop
Internal dimensions (length x width x height) 215x75x80cm
Packed size 41x16cm
Weight 1865g
Website www.vaude.co.uk

 

Verdict

The Vaude Power Tokee Ultralight 1P has superb stability for wet and windy weather and is very light, but there is less living space for when you are forced to sit out a storm.

 

Review by Graham Thompson

First published in Trail magazine July 2012