The g15 raid is a generous 1-2 person semi-geodesic. It will happily accommodate 2 people up to 185cm in height. It's made from ultralight 20 denier fabrics and has a 3/4 season rating only because they feature large mesh panels on the inner tent making them slightly cooler inside in winter. In all other respects, the raid series offers full 4-season performance.
The two raid models are the lightest tents we make. At Lightwave, we are reluctant to go into the ultralight fabrics now in vogue as these have a poor longevity thanks to UV-degradation. The 20 denier flysheet used in our raid tents are as light as we are prepared to go. Depending on the amount of use, you may get 5-10 years usage. (Flysheets made from 15 or even 10 denier yarns will have a short life, representing not only a poor return on the money spent, but are also more irresponsible in environmental terms as you would be replacing these far more often. They do not make good ground-fill.)
Despite their relatively low weight, our raid tents are still suitable for 4-season use and will handle any wind and rain (and actually, we don’t see the point of making any tent that’s not capable of keeping the elements out). Because these tents have a large amount of mesh on the inner tent, you may find you need to use a warmer sleeping bag when winter camping.
Both the t10 (a one-person tunnel) and g15 (a compact 2-person semi-geodesic) are pitched inner-first. When trying to make our tents as light as possible, this system allows for a lighter construction and, equally important, is a superior design for withstanding storm conditions.
The Raid range of tents are all pitched inner first and have colour coded pole sleeves for easy pitching. The t10 Raid is a light 1 person, tunnel tent and the g15 Raid is a generous 1 person semi-geodesic tent that could also accommodate 2 people up to 185cm in height.
The Raid tent range have a 3/4 season rating, this is because they feature large mesh panels on the inner tent, making them slightly cooler inside the winter. In all other respects, the Raid series offers full 4 season performance, although the 20 denier fabric inevitably means that the longevity of the flysheet is reduced.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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