Terra Nova 2017 Solar Photon 2 Tent

3 Season / 2 Person / Mixed Inner / Height: 100cm, Length 225cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 822g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS17475
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The Terra Nova Solar Photon 2 Tent has been updated with stronger poles. It still remains one of the lightest self supporting 2 man tents currently on the market.

Terra Nova says:

The first lightest 2-person self-supporting tent in the world! With stable design and easy to pitch.

Featuring front and rear fly hoods for great ventilation and its stable shape has been designed for use in poor weather. the Solar Photon 2 is compatible with the Terra Nova FASTPACK system which allows those who want to trim weight further when conditions permit, to use the flysheet and the fastpack groundsheet which is available separately.

Terra Nova's Solar Photon 2 Tent still remains one of the lightest self supporting 2 man tents available. However having such a low weight inevitably means a few compromises - such as space and headroom.

It's by no means the roomiest of the two man tents available but there's enough room for up to 2 people with gear kept in the porch or for 1 person with more gear. If your using it for 2 people then it's best to check the width of your sleeping mats to make sure they both fit in side by side, if not there's no harm in over lapping.

The great thing about free standing tents, is that they are quick to pitch, and if you find that you had pitched over a rocky area, it takes seconds to move. The small pack size and low weight makes the Solar Photon 2 ideal for backpacking and adventure races.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice:
  • Extremely lightweight 2-person self-supporting tent
  • Compatible with our FASTPACK system
  • Stable shape fopr use in poor weather
  • Very easy to set up and use
  • Front and rear fly hoods for great ventilation
  • Flysheet & inner weighs: 596g
  • Poles weigh: 226g
  • Total weight: 822g
  • Pegs weigh: 16g
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Season Rating Spec: 3 season backpacking
  • Free standing?: Yes (tent can be pitched without guying out)
  • Pitch Time (estimate): 5 mins
  • Number of Porches: 1
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Pitch Type: Inner pitch first
  • Packed Size: 40cm x 15cm
  • Flysheet: Watershed Si2 R/S 3000mm
  • Floor: Watershed Si2 R/S 5000mm
  • Poles: 8.7mm DAC NFL
  • Pegs: 14x Titanium
  • Guylines: 3x Dyneema Reflective
  • Inner Door: Full mesh
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Review Summary - 3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
July 25, 2017 | mea
Good 1 person tent

An excellent tent, but not for 2 people. As long as you check the dims and make sure that this will work for what you want it for. Very spacious for 1 person. Suitable for a single night, ultra-light trip for 2 people.
This stood up to torrential rain, high winds and gusts of 50mph during a 5 month solo bike trip across America. Super lightweight and incredibly quick to pitch. Can be used inner only freestanding if there's no chance of rain. I even managed totally freestanding with flysheet by using panniers to "peg" out the fly.
The drawbacks are you'll need to get some better tent pegs, the toothpicks that come with it wouldn't work for anything other than calm winds on perfect lawns. It's not ideal for somewhere hot, you won't feel much breeze even without the flysheet like the 70% mesh inner tents. I'd have liked a bit more porch space, to keep my bags in, but there was sufficient room for my requirements.

April 24, 2017 | Simon Wood
Great for solo use, not ideal for 2 people

I purchased this for 2 people, to be used for 6 month trip. Disappointed when it arrived. The tent has great headroom if 1 person was in the middle of tent sat upright, but if there where 2 people in tent they would not be able to sit upright due to very steep angle of sidewalls. Also with 2 people in tent you cannot fit 2 standard size sleeping pads because the tent tapers, therefore the sleeping pads would need to overlap to fit in. The construction of the tent seems good, packs down to very small size, I think for 1 person this would be a good option, but considering its supposed to be 2 person the design is flawed, I returned tent in exchange for msr carbon reflex

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