The mtn styles are optimised for mountain trekking. Their unique design yield exceptionally strong tents that are nevertheless incredibly light at 2.75 kg and 3.15 kg for the 2 and 3 person models respectively. The mtn design combines a compact footprint and a porch with a high ceiling for safe cooking. Panels of Cuben fabric in the porch area reduce weight, increase strength and allow some light to enter.
All the fabrics, poles and components used in the mtn range are of the highest specification with emphasis on strength and durability rather than light weight. In fact, the g20 mtn shares exactly the same specification as our polar exploration model, the t25 arctic. Being a g20 means it is fully compatible with inners/flysheets of any other g20 model in the ultra and trek ranges.
The Lightwave g30 Mtn Tent is a mountain trekking, semi-geodesic tent which is pitched inner first. Its unique design makes it exceptionally strong but incredibly light. This completely free standing tent combines a compact foot print with a spacious porch which is suitable for cooking inside.
The mtntents are built around Lightwave's standard three-pole semi-geodesic inner tent designs of the g20 and g30, as used in the ultra and trek ranges. However, the flysheets depart from convention in featuring a fourth, long pole that is inserted along the ridgeline. As well as enhancing the overall strength of the tents (for example under snow-loading), this also creates height in the porch area. The interior volume of the porch can also be increased by unclipping the inner tent from the flysheet and rolling it back.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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