F10 Xenon UL 2+ Backpacking Tent
Still just about makes it into the http://lightweightcampers.org.uk/faq/
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
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...
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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