|Choosing a lightweight tent - The tents we sell are the lightest in class but there's still a massive choice and sometimes bewildering array of things to consider - so we've set out our view on the main ones which should give you some food for thought.|
Quoted weights - Manufacturers quote a wide range of weights for their tents, and some of them are inaccurate! To cut through this we have our own system to make it easier to compare between the tents that we sell. We weigh each tent ourselves and quote the weight of the tent without any tentbags or pegs. The reason we exclude the bags is that you don't need them, and the reason we exclude the pegs is that you could buy lighter ones if the tent comes with heavy versions.
For most tents this means that we weigh the inner tent, the flysheet and the poles - and this is the weight that we quote. In the case of single skin tents there is only the tent and poles to weigh, and in the case of trekking pole tents we only weigh the tent itself.
Aspects to consider