Lightweight tent recommendations?

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  • F10 Xenon UL 2+ Backpacking Tent


    Still just about makes it into the

    Q: How small does my tent have to be?
    A: The ALC constitution defines a lightweight tent as being no more than 2 metres in height and with a maximum weight in the region of 2.5kg (5.5lb) plus 1.5kg (3.3lb) per person in respect of the number of persons for which is has been designed. Have a look at the pictures on the previous meets and in the gallery to see the size difference in the tents our members use.

  • The trekker tent phreeranger has coped with a week of dreadful weather on Arran. Here’s a bad picture. Very happy with this tent, worth it if you want a lightweight 3 season 1p tent with two doors and can be bothered to wait. Not cheap but not expensive for quality gear. Very well made

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  • I returned my Big Agnes Echo Park because I don't really want multiple sleeping bags, it was huge and there was no way it could be taken backpacking. I got a BA Sidewinder instead. Thoroughly recommended for side sleepers. Honestly amazing. I have always struggled with bags being a side sleeper. With the Echo Park, sleeping on my side, the bag was right up in my face and even though it was very spacious, it wasn't great from a having something in my face perspective. The Sidewinder however... marvelous. Here's a size comparison, lol. The Echo Park did not compress at all when using a compression bag. Oh and it's like a quarter of the weight...

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  • oooh I may have to buy

  • It's really good. I got the 20f version, which is the warmer of the two versions available and it was very very toasty. I also tried the Nemo Disco as it's also good for a side sleeper, but ultimately I preferred the foot shape of the Sidewinder.

  • I’m a side sleeper and have never tried a specific bag - nearly grabbed one when I bought my flycreek but couldn’t really justify it to myself

  • as a sidesleeper who flips sides all the way through the night going from a sleeping bag to a hammock topquilt/underquilt setup was a revelation. being able to stick a leg out if it gets too hot is so underrated.

  • Oh now that is a spanner in the works. I’m restless as fuck at home, let alone camping under the radar (possibly I’m just crap at the latter. Or both)

  • Is this not super limiting though? Like, what if you’re above a tree line? What do you do!?

    I’m fortunate enough to sleep exclusively on my left hand side so it has been a non-issue for me.

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Lightweight tent recommendations?

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