Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by vaguehead, Jan 12, 2021.
Don't know but I can tell you the secret to gaining weight (beer, pizza and sausages). Put on 10kg+ during lockdown... Ugh.
Thanks for the link. 4 season tents for £150...
Grab it quick, it won't be available long.
Yep, buying today. Trying to decide between the T10 Trek XT and G1 Ionix.
The T0 Trek XT is I assume a smaller version of the T10 Trek XT.
The mystery is the the G1 Ionix. I can see reference to a G2 Ionix online but the G1 is also described as 2 man on the site so maybe a 1 man... I'm interested in a roomy 1 man tent.
Which one did you get?
The G1 looks great. Not the lightest but a lot of tent for your money, and free-standing.
The T10 Trek XT. Huge vestibule, generous inner for 1 man, 4 season, 40d fly, really good in wind. Front entrance which is a bit of pain but meh. A tad under 2kg, fine.
Would I have preferred a Big Sky Chinook or Scarp 1, yeah probably, but the Lightwave will do what I need and for much cheaper. Thanks a lot for the link!
It was just hard to find any information about it and it weighs 2.6kg I think. The information (YouTube video) I could find was about the G2 and from 12 years ago.
Good catch. The extra 10" width is well worth the extra 4oz.
That looks like a great tent at an awesome price! Nice catch.
For what I read is a one-man outfit Crux / Lightwave have a huge range of gear. 26 different tents according to this: https://www.lightwave.uk.com/products/tents/lightwave-tents
The Crux brand has another 6: https://www.crux.uk.com/category/tents-shelters
32 different tent models.
To compare Zpacks and Gossamer Gear have 7 and 5 respectively. 13 tents in total (although they do tarps and other stuff). You could add a couple more US smaller gear manufacturers and they'd still have less tent models combined than Lightwave / Crux.
Even though I think some of their tents are exactly or similar designs just different materials it must be a bit of an organisational / logistical nightmare.
The Crux HQ used to be a 10 min walk from my house. The old mill buildings they were in got redeveloped into flats so they had to move.
There were two people operating it. I got a bargain eVent jacket off them (XXL prototype) for £15 and several broken high quality DAC poles to poach good bits from. And a ripped flysheet for spare nylon.
How's the T10 Trail for a 1P 4-season tent? Are tunnel tents still good in snow or is semi-geodesic pretty much a requirement?
I'm not sure. Its a fairly steep pitch due to the gothic arch poles and the material is very strong. I bought it more for wet n windy conditions, but I'm sure it can handle some snow.
I managed to quickly pitch it indoors today without breaking any ornaments it stood nicely with just a front and rear guy tied to furniture. Quite easy to pitch all in one.
Just as a random heads up, was just idly browsing the Ultralightoutdoorgear basement section and they have the vestibule groundsheet for the T10 XT for £30 if it's any interest to you.
edit - actually looks to be just the same price on the official site. UOG not especially generous with their 'basement' pricing. Ignore!
There's a phrase I didn't really expect to see in trek-lite.
Ahh, cool. They seem like really good company. I recieved the T10 Trek XT and the quality seems top notch. Although I was missing a pole and had to ring up and ask for one : )
Thanks. This tent seems to be really well made, I'll probably skip a ground sheet for now. Well, I'll take a polycro one for the backpack.
I'm not sure about front entry though. Used to side. Coffin like.
It’s the reason i stopped using them but i am probably 40 years older than you.
Performance wise they can be trusted.
I like a tunnel-tent, yes claustrophobic and can be awkward to get in/out (especially a 1-man one), but it works for me.
Might have a different opinion after actually using this one, but my stealth is also a tunnel-tent albeit a wide one.
The 2 man one would be better is fair bit heavier (2.4)
I can't put my Lightwave up yet because I'm lacking a pole but as soon as it arrives I will. Might even do a garden review.
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