The g20 trek XT is a lightweight roomy two-person three-pole semi-geodesic tent with a large extended vestibule offering plenty of space for two bicycles (laid down with front wheel removed) and for safe cooking inside during bad weather. Ideal for backpacking, trekking and camping in most areas and seasons.
At Lightwave, we appreciate that not everyone is insistent upon having the very lightest tent on the market, or one using the strongest or most waterproof fabrics. For the large majority of users, in fact, what matters is that their tent will shelter them from some serious weather when it hits, is light enough to carry as part of a pack-load, and is durable enough to provide a decent amount of use for several years. And all without breaking the bank.
The trek range strikes an optimum balance between all these end-user requirements – better, we believe, than any other tent on the market – and for this reason has been the backbone of the Lightwave tent range for many years.
Lightwave trek tents are all pitched inner-first, the system we like best (see why under pitching) and which is the basis for their outstanding performance in wind and bad weather.
Trek fabrics and components are selected for maximum performance and durability at the most reasonable price, while weight is kept to a sensible minimum thanks to Lightwave’s no-frills approach to design.
The Trek range of tents are designed for trekking, back packing and year round camping. They are all pitched inner-first which is the basis for their outstanding performance in wind and bad weather. This semi-geodesics Trek series is identical in design to the Hyper and Ultra series, but uses alternative fabric specifications to achieve more accessible price levels. This gives you a high performance tent for a lower price tag with just a slight increase in weight.
The Trek series tents are all 4 season tents which are tough and fully waterproof. The designs vary from 2 to 3 person tents with the choice of an extended porch for extra space.
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All the trek tents, geodesics and tunnels alike, are pitched inner-first. Lightwave is an ardent supporter of this pitching method for the following reasons:
1. It gives greater structural integrity. Because the poles run through sleeves on the inner canopy, they directly tension and support the walls and built-in groundsheet of the inner tent and give it taut and stable three-dimensional shape.
2. It allows the flysheet to be tensioned better and more easily. Without external pole sleeves, inner-pitch tents have a more streamlined, “slippery” profile and thus a greater ability to withstand high winds.
3. It makes for a lighter tent and a simpler construction, since it does not require the connecting mechanisms needed to secure the inner tent to the flysheet.