This is a ultralight one man tent weighing only 796g (including pegs and guy ropes but not including the centre pole).
This tent comes in two parts, the mesh inner and the 15D nylon outer, both of which can be used separately if desired.
You need a pole of around 120cm and 125cm in length.
I recommend a carbon fibre pole from Bear Bones (select Universal Chinese Shelters) ⇨ Bear Bones Poles
The internal dimensions of the mesh tent are:
Height is 35cm at the foot and 100 at the head so it is easy to sit up in.
Width is 50cm at the foot, 92cm at the chest and 60cm at the head.
Length is 205cm so lots of space for tall people.
There are two air ventilation windows – one at the top and one at the tail to minimise condensation.
The Hydrostatic Head is 5000mm. 15D silnylon is extremely light and strong. Cheaper tents don’t usually use this as it is more expensive.
The seams are taped so you don’t need to seal them after purchase.
The mesh on the inside is nice and dense so no midges or other nasty bugs can get in.
The inner tent has a bathtub design so that water has a harder time to get in.
You could use the outer tent on its own with a ground sheet or bivvy bag for an even lighter set up.
Or you could use the mesh inner on its own for when you are somewhere dry and hot.
This is a very well-made tent with quality stitching and features. We have checked these tents over very carefully and they are really high quality.
It is compact and extremely light and with the addition of a Bear Bones carbon pole would be under 900g in total. Alternatively a trekking pole, stick or old fibreglass tent pole can be used instead. It comes with all the seams taped, so no need to mess around with glue.
The completely separate inner and fly mean that condensation on the inside will run down to the ground without filling up the internal bathtub. It also makes this a very useful and versatile combo – you can just use both on their own if needed.
Make: Aricxi – a relative newcomer to the market but deserving of a place alongside 3F, Flames Creed and other quality Chinese manufacturers.
Outer tent material :15D sil nylon.
Inner tent material : mesh + 15D sil nylon.
Outer fly (with mini foot pole, pegs and guy ropes) 499g
Inner tent 278g
Stuff sack 19g
Shipping is free.
The tent is in Scotland and ready to dispatch so no VAT, customs or import duty and no long wait for it to arrive! Delivery is usually in 48-72 hours.
With the addition of a carbon pole from Bear Bones this tent would weigh less than 900g and cost under £150 – an incredible deal.