A collection of 1 man tents/bivis

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Imagedude

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Feb 24, 2011
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Gwynedd
Here are my one man tents, from L to R
Snugpack Stratosphere, Vango Vapour 100, Vango MK1, Hilleberg Akto, Terra Nova Saturn, Terra Nova Laser Comp 1

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And set up in the garden
Back row L- R Vango MK1, Laser Comp, Akto
Front row Vapour, Snugpak, Saturn

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Vapour (foreground) and Mk1
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Laser and Akto
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The bivi bags
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The Vango Mk1 is from the early 80s and was quite rare, being a sub 1.5 kg tent. If it wasn't losing its waterproofing I'd still hapilly be using this tent.
The Vapour is as stable as any of the other tents but being a single skin design means it suffers from condensation. It does however weigh less than 1 kg.
The Akto is my main 4 season tent and weighs about 1.8Kg with an additional footprint and extra pole for extra strength.
At 900g the laser Comp is my 3 season backpacking tent.
The Snugpak was an experiment to see if I could get by with a bivi rather than a tent. We got on OK so I spent a small fortune on the Saturn. In many ways the Snugpak is the better bivi, but superior materials and construction mean that the Saturn is my go-to shelter for severe weather. The Saturn is heavy (but robust) at 1.1Kg.

The laser saves weight by using weeny 2g titanium pegs.
Laser and Saturn pegs
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Saturn in action, at 720M, just above the Devil's Kitchen, N. Wales.
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Shewie

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Dec 15, 2005
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Got the Saturn and laser Comp me sen, great tents

They're not getting used much since I bought the Trailstar and light bivvy though, neither is the Helium 100, NF Mountain Marathon, GoLite SL3, army goretex bivvy or the Snugpak Survival Zone.

I like little shelters but I think I need a clearout.
 

drewdunnrespect

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Aug 29, 2007
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Got the Saturn and laser Comp me sen, great tents

They're not getting used much since I bought the Trailstar and light bivvy though, neither is the Helium 100, NF Mountain Marathon, GoLite SL3, army goretex bivvy or the Snugpak Survival Zone.

I like little shelters but I think I need a clearout.

if your that much in love with the sleeping on the ground shelters when are you going to sell me your blackbeard hammock cos i will give u fifty quid for it

drew
 

beamdune

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Oct 14, 2005
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Manchester
tent porn!

I'm just looking into getting a better two man tent for hiking/walking, thinking of Terra nova, any recommendations there?

Field and trek has got the Wild Country Zephyros 1 and 2 at the moment. These are similar to the Laser Comps but heavier - have a look on outdoorsmagic for an owners thread.
 

rik_uk3

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Jun 10, 2006
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south wales
So where would you pitch your sailor bed here?:confused:

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I'd rather have the extra water.

Spot on reply chap regarding hammocks, although I prefer bigger tent to be honest.

The spot above Devil's Kitchen was a firm favourite camp spot of mine when I was very active in Snowdonia, around 1972-1985. If the weather was really poor I'd pitch down by Idwal.
 

Teepee

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Jan 15, 2010
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Northamptonshire
So where would you pitch your sailor bed here?:confused:

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I'd rather have the extra water.

There's no trees there mate, a bit hard to tie a hammock to! :lmao:

I would have to forget about sleeping comfortably and bumcrawl into a lumpy bed.



Where are you sleeping ?

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