A small pack size is far more important to me than weight but the two typically go together. This tent fulfills the pack size 100%. Overall it measures 30cm including the poles so gives me many carrying options on the bike. It is light but came with the minimum number of pegs, possibly as a weight saving measure?, and not enough guys for all the tie-out points.
Its a single-hoop tunnel-style tent, and I have had poor results before with cheaper tunnel tents, mostly pitching difficulty and condensation. I’ve only used to one night so far but no problem pitching. Slight dampness in the morning, I had forgotten to open the vent flaps at the ends of the tent. Next time I’ll also unzip the top few cm of the of the door to let more warm wet air out.
The tent is perfectly sized for me as a 159cm person. For a small tent I think it has generous storage space in the porch and under the fly at the ends.
I don’t care for the way the tent inner attaches to the fly, which is mostly by way of small elastic loops and toggles. I think they are fiddly and frustrating, and there are lots of them. This means that the inner is reasonably well suspended under the fly, but if removing the inner tent to pack separately from the fly you should leave a little extra time for re-assembly.
The door has a toggle to tie it open which is barely adequate. I packed a couple of clothespegs to do the job which works well but ruins the look.
The storage bag doesn’t waste any space or weight on extra material so its a bit of a squeeze to get the tent back inside through the end opening.
No repair kit came with this tent. Possibly another weight saving measure?
This is supposed to be a small, light, highly packable tent and as such some compromises will be made in the features list. Overall, I think that it will do the job nicely.
Just had my first outing using the laser. It's certainly light and packs up very small. It easily dealt with light winds and rain. A quick shake while packing got rid of most of the moisture.
It's roomy for me, the porch is a reasonable size. It is not a tent for two (which is suggested).
The biggest problem was me. I failed to appreciate how easily it was to damage the materials. (The edge of my stove caught the inner creating a small hole.) I realise the lightness of the tent means there are comprises, however I can't give it 5 stars because the materials are not robust.
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