A good lightweight tent will enable you to get closer than ever to the great outdoors. Light weight tents allow you to go off cycling, hiking, canoeing or backpacking, carrying your equipment with you with ease.
Vital to any lightweight tent is good materials – stripping out the weight should not compromise strength. Often lightweight tents are made for one or two people, however if you need a slightly larger 2 or 3 man tent, the pack can always be split between people in your party. Alloy poles are lightweight and strong and cut down on weight considerably, as do siliconised fabrics.
Our range of light weight tents are strong, light and ideal for school expeditions such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (D of E).
Whether you want a lightweight tent for backpacking, cycling or hiking, our range of light weight tents are quick and easy to erect. If you need a slightly larger 2 or 3 man tent, you can always split the load between you. We stock models which are recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
One way to think about your lightweight gear selection is to decide if your trip is more hiking focused or camping focused. Will you want to cover the miles with an ultra lightweight pack or do you want a more comfortable time in camp with added room? This should help you decide what sort of tent to choose. A small porch area can be useful, especially if the weather is bad, and you will have extra room for boots, coats and stuff. Mesh doors are useful if it is warm, and especially where there are lots of bugs and insects about – you will get maximum ventilation without the irritations.
If you are looking for value, Vango present fantastic quality and prices without a compromise in performance, and many of their tents are officially endorsed by the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. We also stock lightweight tents from Terra Nova.