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.
The Theory Works has introduced the Quadratic Tent System. Designed for the mountains, a unique new pole structure allows additional poles to be added to enhance the strength of the tent. The two person tent is a system of components: so the tent can be customized when purchased - and reconfigured to suit every trip and season.
The Quadratic pole structure is based on a three pole tunnel design. This makes the tent easy to set up in extreme weather, and the small panels and streamlined shape make it very strong despite its comfortable size.
Optional side poles are a unique feature, which greatly enhances the tent's resistance to side winds. They make the central part of the tent free standing, and much more stable and quiet. Use no side poles, or one, or two, or even two on one side – depending on the trip and the conditions.
An optional top pole increases the tension at the top of the tent. This minimises the amount of snow that can collect on the top of the tent, and also improves stability in high winds.
The Quadratic Tent System's high performance and durability come not only from the pole structure, but also the materials used. Silicone coatings on both sides of the nylon fly fabrics make them incredibly tear resistant. Duraflex® hardware, YKK® zips and hypalon reinforcements are all used to provide as much durability as possible.
Being a tent system also improves long-term durability. Ever thrown a tent away because the poles were broken, or because the fly was torn or UV-damaged? The Quadratic system makes it easy to buy a spare part. If needs change, just buying one or two extra components can make the tent perfect for a completely different type of trip.
A tent including inner tent, outer tent, poles, pegs and guy ropes starts at around €490. The customization tools on the website make it easy to design and order the perfect tent for your needs.
Quadratic Snow Outer
Quadratic All-Year Outer
Quadratic Light Outer
Quadratic Winter Inner
Quadratic Summer Inner
Quadratic Expedition Pole Set
Quadratic Nanolite Pole Set
Quadratic Carbon Pole Set
Quadratic Expedition 9.7 Side Pole
Quadratic Expedition 11.0 Side Pole
Quadratic Carbon Side Pole
Quadratic Nanolite Top Pole
Available exclusively from The Theory Works: www.thetheoryworks.com
For more information about the quadratic tent system: www.thetheoryworks.com/quadratic-tent-system/
To customize your own tent: www.thetheoryworks.com/product-category/quadratic-tent-system/quad-customize-your-tent/
See the individual components: www.thetheoryworks.com/product-category/quadratic-tent-system/quad-extend-your-system/