Nordisk Telemark 1 Carbon ULW Solo Tent

3 Season / 1 Person / Fabric Inner / Height: 86cm, Length 220cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 756g (excl pegs & bags)
Code: SS15747
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The Nordisk Telemark 1 ULW is an ideal tent for solo backpacking as it's extremely light and small, yet spacious and very strong.

Nordisk says:

Very spacious 1 person tent with a surprisingly low weight. Despite striving for the lowest weight possible, there are no compromises on function nor comfort. Inner pocket for storage, ventilation through mechanical construction as well as mesh window, easy adjustable guy ropes, magnet closing and as the most unique feature, the corner poles can also be used to convert the door into a tarp.

Every gram counts when back packing and while many modern back packing tents tip the scales at less than 1000 grams, not all of them are practical to use in challenging weather. The Telemark 1 ULW is a spacious yet lightweight 1 man tent made from strong, lightweight carbon poles that can withstand wind speeds of up to 25.0 m/sec. What makes it unique is that it has a large vestibule for storage of gear and the whole tent can be erected in under 4 minutes with a little practice.

The Telemark 1 comes in 2 versions, the model featured here is the ultra lightweight (ULW) model, which weighs in at 756 grams (excluding pegs) and uses carbon poles. There is also a lightweight (LW) version that weighs in at 794 grams (excluding pegs) and uses aluminium poles. Depending on how important weight is to you, you could save yourself a few bob with the LW version.

The Telemark 1 comes in two versions, and the model featured here is the ultra-lightweight (ULW) model, which uses carbon poles. There is also a lightweight (LW) version that weighs in at 830g according to the manufacturers, costs £320, and uses aluminium poles. - See more at:

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  • Ultra light and compact
  • Easy and quick pitch
  • Adjustable cabin width
  • Porch for storage of gear and footwear
  • Outer door can be converted into a canopy
  • Smart fly ventilation for optimised airflow (arches)
  • YKK zippers and Duraflex trim
  • Carbon poles for low weight and high strength
  • Aluminium o-rings on guy ropes for flexible pegging
  • Inner pocket works as integrated pack sack


  • Flysheet & Inner tent weigh 656g
  • Poles weigh 100g
  • Total weight 756g
  • Pegs and accessories weigh 54g



  • Capacity: 1P
  • Flysheet dimensions: 235 (L)x 138 (W)x 96 (H) cm
  • Inner tent dimensions: 220 (L) x 98 (W) x 86 (H) cm
  • Pack size: 12 x 34 cm


  • Flysheet: 100% Nylon, Rip Stop, 10D, 2,000mm HH Hydrostatic Head
  • Inner tent: 100% Nylon, Rip Stop, 15D
  • Floor: 100% Nylon, Rip Stop, 20D, 8,000mm Hydrostatic Head
  • Poles: Carbon, 7.3mm, 1 piece
  • Pegs: 4 x DAC V-Peg Titanium, 10g each
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Review Summary - 3 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
September 14, 2019 | Adam
Great but let down by condensation issues

I used this tent for a 17 night trek along the Kungsleden trail in northern Sweden in August 2019. It was a great tent in most respects. I really liked how easy it was to erect - with practice you could have it fully installed in 5 minutes, and similarly for putting it away again. Inside it was reasonably spacious and comfortable. I cut a groundsheet from Tyvek and extended the Tyvek to the porch area, which mean I could keep all my gear handy in the vestibule without it getting muddy and wet. As others have said, this tent does suffer very badly from condensation. No matter what the weather and how much you try and ventilate it, you have to accept that your sleeping bag - especially the foot area - will be soaking wet in the morning. This means you have to try and find a way of drying your kit at some point during every day, which is a bit of a pain. I found it was possible to reduce the problem by pitching the tent as tight as possible and remembering to tighten it again at dew-point in the evening, as it expands a lot when wet, and also tightening the inner tent with clothes pegs to take up the slack. This helps to stop the inner fabric touching the outer, and stops the whole lot sagging onto your sleeping bag. I also bought four extra pegs to ensure a tighter pitch. By the way, the Nordisk titanium tent pegs that come with the tent are useless - they bend and fold even if they hit a small stone. I ended up having the ditch them mid trek when I managed to find a small general store selling (heavyweight) conventional pegs. So - I don’t regret the purchase, but it does require quite a lot of effort and fiddling around to make it usable in practice.

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April 30, 2019 | Mark Webb
Tested on my 1200 mile LEJOG and 3 Peaks wild camping walk

I camped rough in this tent for 60 nights between 17th February and 19th April 2019 while walking from Lands End to John O'Groats via Snowdon, Scafel Pike and Ben Nevis. I have given the tent 5 stars because most tents like this will have condensation issues and that's the compromise, a warm interior or a mesh one with the cold wind blowing through.
The tent was so quick and easy to put up that I often just put it up again during the day to dry it, while stopping for lunch which was needed anyway due to being wet from the rain. The foot end does suffer more than the rest of the inner with condensation but I just lay my windproof jacket over my sleeping bag to keep it dry and my sleeping bag does have a water resistant outer which helps keep the down dry. I found the tent was just big enough for this walk, I could get dressed and pack my rucksack inside the tent if it was raining and often cook in the porch.
The tent feels safe in strong winds and heavy rain, it was still standing with only 2 pegs in the ground one morning. It has less pegs than most tents which also saves weight. I have the Telemark 2 as well but it just felt to big for a trip of this length when every little bit of weight saved makes a difference. The inner is close to your face and feet if you're on a thick mat. The quality is good and its showing no signs of wear and I had no issues with it. I cannot think of a better tent to have taken on this trip, this time of year but if it was warmer I would take a tent with a mesh inner.

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