MSR Zoic 2 Tent
Toby Archer enjoys the living space on offer from this summer-oriented backpacking tent, but he's not sure it's the best choice for the UK's full-on wet weather.
Macpac have a great reputation for making lightweight but highly durable backpacking tents. Both the Minaret and Microlight tents are proven, iconic designs that are amongst the best in their class. Recently Macpac introduced two new tents to the their range. The Sololight and Duolight are aimed at the more weight conscious user and are built with the same meticulous attention to detail as always.
A modern, very spacious one man tent, the Sololight is perfect for backpacking in the UK and further afield. Whilst there are lighter one man tents on the market, few manage to combine space and strength with relatively low weight like the Sololight does.
A single 8.5mm DAC Featherlite NSL pole provides structure and a small strut pole at each end maximises head and foot space with a minimal increases in weight. The Sololight can be pitched inner and fly together to save time and protect the inner from the elements.
The Sololight is spacious enough for one person with a lot of gear. This, combined with the excellent materials and overall strength, make the Sololight ideal for serious 3 season use below the snow line.
The Duolight is Macpac's lightest two person tent. Designed to offer the optimal blend of space, strength and weight for 3 season backpacking when weight and comfort is more important than absolute strength.
Two 9mm DAC Featherlite poles cross over with a short additional roof pole between the two entrances to create plenty of internal space and good head room. The two large vestibules are a real bonus when backpacking providing room for storage and for cooking too.
The polyester fly is factory seam sealed and has an internal PU coating for waterproofing and an external silicone coating for excellent water repellency. Inner mesh panels promote airflow and the Multi-Pitch system allows the fly to be pitched independently of the inner in bad weather.
|£333.00. 10% discount + free shipping|
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