Terra Nova Solar Photon 2 Tent

3 Season / 2 Person / Mixed Inner / Height: 100cm, Length 225cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 822g (excludes pegs & bags)
Code: SS17475
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The Terra Nova Solar Photon 2 Tent has been updated with stronger poles. It still remains one of the lightest self supporting 2 man tents currently on the market.

Terra Nova says:

The first lightest 2-person self-supporting tent in the world! With stable design and easy to pitch.

Featuring front and rear fly hoods for great ventilation and its stable shape has been designed for use in poor weather. the Solar Photon 2 is compatible with the Terra Nova FASTPACK system which allows those who want to trim weight further when conditions permit, to use the flysheet and the fastpack groundsheet which is available separately.

Terra Nova's Solar Photon 2 Tent still remains one of the lightest self supporting 2 man tents available. However having such a low weight inevitably means a few compromises - such as space and headroom.

It's by no means the roomiest of the two man tents available but there's enough room for up to 2 people with gear kept in the porch or for 1 person with more gear. If your using it for 2 people then it's best to check the width of your sleeping mats to make sure they both fit in side by side, if not there's no harm in over lapping.

The great thing about free standing tents, is that they are quick to pitch, and if you find that you had pitched over a rocky area, it takes seconds to move. The small pack size and low weight makes the Solar Photon 2 ideal for backpacking and adventure races.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Extremely lightweight 2-person self-supporting tent
  • Compatible with our FASTPACK system
  • Stable shape fopr use in poor weather
  • Very easy to set up and use
  • Front and rear fly hoods for great ventilation
  • Flysheet & inner weighs: 596g
  • Poles weigh: 226g
  • Total weight: 822g
  • Pegs weigh: 16g
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Season Rating Spec: 3 season backpacking
  • Free standing?: Yes (tent can be pitched without guying out)
  • Pitch Time (estimate): 5 mins
  • Number of Porches: 1
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Pitch Type: Inner pitch first
  • Packed Size: 40cm x 15cm
  • Flysheet: Watershed Si2 R/S 3000mm
  • Floor: Watershed Si2 R/S 5000mm
  • Poles: 8.7mm DAC NFL
  • Pegs: 14x Titanium
  • Guylines: 3x Dyneema Reflective
  • Inner Door: Full mesh
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Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
October 31, 2017 | Paul Willis
Great TN design and build quality

Replaced a one man Laser Photon with one of these for the minor sub 150g weight penalty and gained more space but so much easier to use with it being free standing. Easier and quicker to set up than the Laser and no constant tweaking of the guy lines. As per the other reviews, mine has withstood some serious weather, best not to lay there watching the scary bending pole in high winds. I've had two in it and yes it's cozy but perfectly doable, it's for sleeping in... So you make a choice and two of you walking with less than 500g each - ticking the shelter box - it's hard to beat. Two full length normal sized self inflating mats fit on the floor. If you want to take a jacket off then yes you have to do it one at a time, space is limited but in my 4 pole winter tent there's lots more space but the poles alone weigh more than the complete Solar tent. And then there's the pegs...

October 24, 2017 | Dave
Great for thru-hikes.

For a lightweight tent this can handle some pretty hefty winds as long as you use all the guy points. It's kept me dry through some decent storms. One of the best tents I've used with regards to condensation. Weight is also a big plus. The pegs are next to useless so will definitely need replacing (adding a bit more weight). Space is a minor issue in both porch and inner. It would be great if there were a little more in the porch but additional fabric adds grams.