Tents

Lightweight One Person Tent

 

$200.00 (inc GST)


Tent & Spare Parts

 


Dimensions: L: 195 cm W: 65 cm H: 93 cm

Weight: 1.9 kg

This one person tent is roomy at 195 mm x 65 cm and 93 cm high, weighing just 1.9 kg.

This extra room allows greater comfort, added functionality and is lightweight.  It’s made of 40 denier nylon Ripstop for the outer fly and floor, with seam taped polyester cotton joins.

The tent is totally waterproof and strong, using light weight aluminium tube to form the structure, and the mesh is 3denier – dense enough to keep insects out.

The tent is packed with special features, plenty of room to sit up to change your clothes, and have your backpack and boots under cover of the vestibule outside the tent.

A large pocket has been sewn into the tent for clothes and two, smaller pockets for gear bags (sleeping bag, mattress, pillow, etc) & torches, books or glasses etc.

Features

  • 16 cm high floor return – reduce debris and wind from entering tent
  • Wide doors on both sides
  • Vestibule on both sides also with exit/entry zips
  • Lightweight aluminium (7001 grade) poles to form the structure
  • Mesh inner wall – light weight and breathes yet keeps insects out
  • Framework designed to separate the outer fly with the inner mesh wall
  • Large storage bag with gusset to pack the tent easily
  • Reflective guy ropes
  • Spare parts are available

Redtail Outdoor tent at the larapinta Alice Springs

Redtail Outdoor gear in the harshest of environments – tent pegs impossible to use in this terrain

Mesh inner shell & vestibules both sides

Ample storage pockets


Review

In designing this tent, careful consideration was made, you may be interested in the thought process that we made when making the final selection.

When the weather turns sour and the rain is coming down heavily, the problem with small, ultra light weight tents, becomes apparent.  There is often no room within these tents to store ALL your gear so your backpack is left outside to fend for itself or you end up with the back pack and the contents over your feet – all makes for a miserable nights sleep.

Another problem we have noticed with the ultra light tent is that of storage – with the focus on keeping the weight down as much as possible, some manufacturers are not including pockets- this compromise is not acceptable to Red Tail Outdoors.

Some will utilize the walking poles to form the support structure of the tent.  We are not against this practice in theory but it is not something that appeals due to the time and inconvenience of adjusting the pole length so many times. And what if you don’t use poles for hiking…what then?  Clips to secure the inner shell to the supporting frame are often very small to save weight – small and thin means potentially weak and a possible breaking issue for the future – better to have large, secure clips that WORK.

Stuff bags are often so small that to repack your tent (especially if wet) can be very difficult – solution was to design the bag with a gusset so can be packed easily and then fastened tight.