My old tent (Tatonka 4,2 kg built in 1996) has been retired and replaced by a new and light one: The Rock 22 by The North Face.
General and first impression
The first build-up and sleep tests with gusty Bodenseewind and rain in late autumn already gave a good impression of handling and processing. In Morocco then it was put through its paces, almost every day for four weeks, heat and cold with temperature differences of at least 20 ° C, Hamada stones and Sahara sand survived unscathed and was a faithful companion, mobile refuge and cozy -orange home.
Construction and details
In this tent, the inner tent, which consists almost entirely of mosquito net and therefore rather not suitable for use in snow, is being built first. Unfortunately, there is no more suitable tent pad available, otherwise you could first fix the linkage to the pad, then throw the fly over it and then hang the inner tent.
Brilliant: the tent is completely free, only for the two inputs is ever a herring (stone, tree ...) needed! In stronger winds, it can be additionally secured at the four corners on the ground and at four guy points on the poles. On the side walls down there are two guy straps, but unfortunately they are too short. I have extended this with a little string, so that I can also stretch the outside of the inner tent in heavy rain.
It can be well inhabited for two, the space is sufficient. Practical details such as the built-in shelf net on the ceiling as well as two compartments next to the two entrances help to keep at least some order. The apses are not too big, but you can cook with gas in it.
The decisive factor was the weight / price ratio: 2.4 kg tent for about 250 €, makes 100 € per kilo.