Lightweight tent recommendations?

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  • Supply n demand innit? Im guessing folks who can afford one would also happily pay well over the odds to get past the waiting list, in which case rrp for only 2 nights use perhaps isn't that bad afterall.

  • Some Range Rover owner will buy it.

  • Gatewood Cape + 3f UL Inner

  • I've got a Naturehike cloud up 1man tent to sell. Brand new unused. Recent purchase, can't return it.
    Will sell for 10% off

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  • I have an MSR Hubba Hubba 2NX for when my partner and I go on trips together. It's a great tent. I love it. I do wish the poles were a bit shorter though.
    When I bought the MSR I originally wanted the Big Agnes Copper Spur with the shorter poles for bike packing but that wasn't available and we needed a tent.

    The MSR is a quite popular tent so I was wondering if there are any companies selling shorter poles for it? I couldn't find anything but thought I might ask here.

  • There's a guy on ebay who will do you custom poles of any length + any amount of breaks. Check this thread to find him maybe.

  • ^ bearbones bike packing might be able to do this


  • Put this into action last night, in horizontal rain. It was easy to keep dry whilst & once the cape was up, the cape kept the rain out - first test of last year seam sealing - and this inner is roomy enough for 6ft2 me to have plenty space. I peg out the head end as pictured. The inner is designed to hook up higher but the cape doesn't allow this, it didn't ruin it though. 10/10 bug free night will use inner again.

    I'm a bit concerned the cape porch zip is often under too much tension and looks like it will eventually fail. That's likely on me as user as the tension can be varied and I've not been careful enough I guess. I'll add a picture of this later. (Edit now added)

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  • Cheers! I found this post from @platypus 2 years ago but it seems like that link is dead.

    @rhb thank you I am going to have a look at it.

  • I've got an Alpkit tarp and a bivi for sale here if anyone's after one.

  • I used a Vango Nevis 100 one person tent for Brother in the Wild recently. I was car camping, so didn't ride there with it, but found it excellent. For a 1.3kg tent it's plenty roomy enough for me and basic kit and at under £100, excellent value for money. It would easily pack down small enough for bike packing and pitches really quickly.


    Believe this was the person recommended by platypus. I traded a few emails with the eBay seller.

  • Dunno about poles but this guy supplied my Tyvek groundsheet material.

  • They were a bit of a one stop shop! Seemed to have been selling up to around a month ago, but all the items have vanished since. Probably still worth a message if anyone needs stuff.

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Lightweight tent recommendations?

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