The Fjällräven Singi Lightweight 2 is a simplified version of the Fjällräven Abisko, as it uses the same materials but has a standard porch rather than the extended porch of the Abisko. The Singi Lightweight is designed for spring, summer and autumn use and weighs in at 2206g. This is slightly heavier than other similar designs but it does have 18 pegs, plus very robust webbing and a stuffsack, with compression straps to ease packing. It’s pitched outer-first and entry is via a door on the side of the porch, which disappointingly only gets one zip pull so you can’t open it from the top. However the porch is a good size for two people’s kit, but I preferred the front entry and door designs of other tents. The inner tent door does get a separate zip-out midge net, though, something lighter tents of similar design don’t benefit from, and there’s good headroom inside for two campers. The inside is a little darker than some other tents, but I like the fact that the flysheet comes close to the ground to keep out horizontal rain. There’s also a good vent at each end of the tent to increase airflow. The Fjällräven Singi Lightweight 2 offers a different blend of features to other comparable tents and only you can decide if you prefer those features to the ones offered elsewhere.
Flysheet fabric triple ripstop polyester silicone-coated
Inner tent fabric ripstop nylon
Groundsheet fabric nylon PU-coated
Internal dimensions (LxWxH) 225x130x90cm
Packed size 18x40cm
The Fjällräven Singi Lightweight 2 is not the lightest tunnel design but it does have benefits over lighter tents, although the design of the door was my least favourite feature. This tent only very narrowly missed out on reaching the top eight that we featured in the June 2014 issue of Trail magazine.
Review by Graham Thompson
Just missed out on being in Trail magazine June 2014