Lightwave t20 trail XT Tent

4 Season / 2 Person / Fabric Inner / Height: 108cm, Length 225cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 2655g (excl pegs & bags)
Code: OC3055
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Lightwave’s new trail tunnel tents combine the design qualities of the top-of-the-range hyper models with the fabric and pole specifications of our established and highly regarded trek range. The result is outstanding all-round performance at a reasonable price.

The trail tents offer the same multi-pitch options as the hyper range. This means they can be erected flysheet-first, inner-tent first, or integrally.

The fabrics used in the trail tents strike an excellent balance of strength and weight, with a slight bias towards strength in order to cope with robust handling and to maintain long-term durability. The poles are not the lightest available but possess tremendous resilience when it comes to absorbing stress. Each trail tent comes with two types of peg to cover different ground conditions – from hard-packed earth to loose sandy soil.

The Trail range of tents are designed for trekking, back packing and year round camping. Trail tunnel tents combine the design qualities of the top-of-the-range hyper models with the fabric and pole specifications of the established and highly regarded trek range. The result is outstanding all-round performance at a reasonable price. The trail tents offer the same multi-pitch options as the hyper range meaning they can be erected flysheet-first, inner-tent first, or integrally.

The Trail tunnel tent series is identical in design to the Hyper and Ultra series, but use alternative fabric specifications to achieve more accessible price levels. The fabrics used in the trail tents strike an excellent balance of strength and weight, with a slight bias towards strength in order to cope with robust handling and to maintain long-term durability. The poles are not the lightest available but possess tremendous resilience when it comes to absorbing stress. Each trail tent comes with two types of peg to cover different ground conditions – from hard-packed earth to loose sandy soil.

The Trail series tents are all 4 season tents which are tough and fully waterproof. The designs vary from 1 to 3 person tents with the choice of an extended porch for extra space.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • The trail flysheet is made from nylon with a yarn thickness of 40 denier. Lightwave has been using this fabric in its robust trek range for the past ten years: there is no better balance between strength (high), weight (low) and price (medium). Like all Lightwave tent flysheets it is silicone-coated on both sides (for water-resistance). Silicone coatings maintain the inherent strength of the fabric, whereas the conventional polyurethane (PU) coatings typically used on most tents reduce the tear strength by up to 70%.
  • The trail groundsheet is made from a truly heavyweight 200-denier nylon, which is twice the denier (yarn thickness) of most groundsheet fabrics and makes it exceptionally tough. Equally important, however, is the quality of the application of the polyurethane coating for durable water-resistance (DWR).
  • Trail tents use the workhorse 7001-T6 aluminium alloy that is the standard pole-set material for the vast majority of lightweight tents. The reason is simple – 7001-T6 aluminium alloy is very resilient, extremely well-proven and carries a very small weight penalty over marginally lighter, stiffer alloys.
  • Pegs are very important – without them, no tent could withstand anything more than the slightest breeze. Lightwave supplies two different pegs with the trail tents to ensure they can be secured in all ground conditions, a critical factor for tunnel tents as they are completely dependant upon solid anchors at front and rear.
  • Trail guylines are made of standard 3.00 mm nylon cord with a reflective fleck woven into it. Their Linelok adjusters mean they are easy to tension, even with gloves on.

Specs

  • Flysheet weighs: 1139g
  • Inner weighs: 942g
  • Pole set weighs: 574g
  • Total weight: 2655g (excludes pegs & bags)
  • Pegs & bags weigh: 300g
  • Pack size: 45 x 20cm
  • Length: 225cm
  • Width: 130cm
  • Height: 108cm
  • Porch: 175cm

Materials

  • Flysheet: 60 g/m2, 40d nylon ripstop, silicone-coated both sides, 5000 mm hydrostatic head
  • Groundsheet: 150 g/m2, 210d nylon oxford, 3-pass PU-coated, 5000 mm hydrostatic head, factory-taped seams
  • Inner canopy: 43 g/m2, 40d nylon ripstop, DWR treated
  • Poles: Yunan 9.00mm 7001-T6 aluminium alloy
  • Pegs: Lightning pegs, 11 g each, square section, Wavelight pegs, 12 g each, corkscrew design
  • Guylines: 3.00 mm nylon, 3 m length, Linelok adjusters

Pitching

Trail tents are multi-pitch. This means they can be pitched flysheet first, inner-tent first, or integrally with the flysheet and inner tent attached together.

Pitching the trail tent integrally, with the flysheet and inner tent attached together, is the quickest and easiest method and can be completed within three minutes. This method is particularly advantageous in very wet weather.

When it comes to dismantling the tent, however, if the flysheet is wet (either from the weather or condensation) we recommend that you detach and fold up the inner separately and then dry off the flysheet (or at the very least, shake off any excess water) before packing it away.

In the case of exceptionally strong winds, pitching the tent inner-first (with the tail into the wind) will give you the strongest structure.

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