Terra Nova's Polar Lite is a very spacious two person 4 season tunnel tent that doesn't break the scales.
Terra Nova says: The Polar Lite tunnel tents offer a high degree of strength and durability for severe environments and snow conditions. The super streamlined profile of these three pole tunnel designs provides the perfect wind cheating shape for wintry environments.
The Polar Lite 2 is a great backpackers refuge in severe conditions with its cavernous 2.3m inner and huge porch.
The tent uses light weight DAC alloy poles to provide greater strength and flexibility while keeping pole weight low. # 8 chain zips are provided for extra durability and V angle alloy pegs for a more secure hold.
Terra Nova's Polar Lite series tents are designed for four season use and will cope with snow conditions. The Polar Lite 2 has greater head height and more internal space than the smaller Micro version, it also has a bigger vestibule - despite this it still tips the scales at less than 2.4Kg, not bad for a large 4 season tent.
Like all tunnel tents they should be pitched end into the wind for best performance in windy conditions but with the additional guy points and triple hoop design they will stand up to poor conditions in severe environments.
You can pitch the tent flysheet first if you need to and the entrance zips are both two way giving maximum flexibility.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear