Home 1 Person Tents Force 10 Helium 1 – Best Buy

Force 10 Helium 1 – Best Buy






It pitches in minutes, inner and outer together, (the specs say 7 but I’m sure I’ve done it in less) though it needs care to ensure that it is taut. Having the door facing away from the wind helps, as does paying attention to the angle of the end poles. Stability is promoted further with the clever internal tensioning system, which can be adjusted from inside. There are attachment points for external guys (not supplied). The materials are a good compromise of weight and durability with siliconised fly and tough 70D PU backed ground sheet.  The seams are taped to ensure the tent is waterproof. Internal space is good, with reasonable head clearance at 95cm but the porch is definitely on the small side and the saggy walls of inner tent reduce the clearance somewhat.  It comes with very short pegs, presumably to keep the weight down, which I’d swap for some decent mountain pegs. At 1.23kg it is a sensible lightweight option for budget conscious backpackers, and has the build strength to stand up to typical British weather.


Review by Lucy Wallace @snoweider