The Vaude Terratrio 2P uses the same poles as the popular Vaude Taurus 1 but the porch area is 60 per cent larger, thanks to it being squared off at the front. The tent uses polyester, with a printed hexagonal ripstop effect, but this isn’t as durable as a real ripstop fabric. Like the Taurus 1 the Terratrio is extremely easy to pitch as you just need to slip the poles through sleeves around the outside of the flysheet, so in wet weather it’s easy to keep the inner tent dry when pitching or striking (taking down) the tent. A pair of short, vertical poles at the foot of the tent, coupled with a precurved central pole, have created a little more space at the end of the inner for your sleeping bag. The porch door is very well-designed with four zip pulls that mean it can be opened in a variety of ways to allow ventilation or shelter while cooking or living in this tent. Finally that squared-off porch adds just a little more space for stashing gear, so you can easily store a pair of packs in the Vaude Terratrio 2P while having space to use the porch to access the tent or cook. Stability is also great and the base of the fly hugs the ground.
Flysheet fabric PU-coated 70d polyester
Inner tent 70D polyester
Groundsheet fabric PU-coated 70D polyester
Internal dimensions 220x130x95cm
Packed size 50x19cm
An excellent combination of features for the backpacker and camper, coupled with a very competitive price, make the Vaude Terratrio 2P hard to beat for a broad range of users. It won the Trail ‘Best Value’ award.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine Spring 2013