An inner first pitch that nevertheless goes up quickly, and with practice, the inner and fly could be pitched in unison as they clip together at the ends and the fixed end poles slot in to little sleeves in the outer fly. It is hard to get it in to a taut pitch in windy conditions, partly due to it’s generous proportions- which have large flat surfaces for the wind to flap and spill across. The dimensions are impressive for a lightweight one person tent – with over a metre of headroom and 260cm in length, this tent is ideal for taller campers looking to shave every gram from their kit, although the porch seems a little pokey given how much space there is elsewhere. The weight savings come from premium GorLyn 10 siliconised nylon, which is strong and light, and a surprisingly solid 20D ground sheet with a TPU coating. The seams in the fly are not taped and I suspect they could be a source of water ingress if not sealed before use. The tent handled condensation well, with good airflow provided by two generous vents. With a packed weight of around 900g and a minimum weight of 800g, it’s a roomy option for three season lightweight backpacking.
Review by Lucy Wallace @