Salewa lite trek ii

Discussion in 'Shelters & Accessories' started by Jon jons, Mar 14, 2019 at 5:21 PM.

  1. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    Am tempted by the above for 4 season below tree line solo camping. Any thoughts for or against from people? Am comparing it to TN voyager sort of uses but it's a lot cheaper...
  2. maddogs

    maddogs Trail Blazer

    We have a TN Suplerlite Voyager. Used year round in Scotland. Its not ideal for snow as it has quite a flat roof section which collects snow, rather than promotes slide-off. Otherwise pretty robust.
    The Salewa looks even bigger than the voyager; do you need such a large (and presumably heavy, though I don't see a weight listed on their site) shelter for one?
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  3. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    @maddogs 2.2kg is the weight, the price at the moment is £188. I'm not too fussed about that being heavy, in a lightning 45 pack not sure I would notice it.
    Like the way it pitches a bit like a hilleberg soulo too.
  4. No experience with Salewa tents but other Salewa stuff I bought didn't inspire confidence.
    Just my 2 cents ...
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  5. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    Not owned anything salewa myself, looks okay on paper to me.
  6. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

  7. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    Got a minipeak and a eureka lone tree 3, just wanted something more wind worthy. The guy system looks good and small footprint.
  8. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    I don't know this shelter myself but we have 12+ years experience with Salewa gear - several packs (all still in use) as well as clothing or via ferrata kit. Very robust and reliable gear - usually on the lighter side compared to the big names industry kit but not quite UL. But no reservations about quality - everything we bought was excellent quality actually. E.g. the 20lt Salewa day/cycling/climbing/city pack I bought last summer is in daily use - simply the most comfy pack that size I ever owned...

    Edit: Salewa have a shop in Arco where my Italian family lives and we check out what they have at every visit....
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  9. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    Mulling it over but edging towards getting it, aesthetics more than anything probably. I just like the look of it :)
  10. maddogs

    maddogs Trail Blazer

    That's all that really matters in these decisions!
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  11. Nice to hear! I had one backpack which was awful - the straits would slip and you would have to readjust the straits every 5 minutes or so - and a belay jacket whose zip failed the second day.

    But we digress. And anyway that doesn't say anything about the tent!

    ps To put it into perspective: we also had a North Face GTX jacket with a faulty zip.
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  12. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    Have hit the button on amazon prime, pics to follow :wink::snaphappy:
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  13. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    And lite trek - trek-lite, what could possibly be wrong with it....
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  14. dovidola

    dovidola Section Hiker

    Looks nice to me - never heard of it before. Reminds me of my TN Standard Voyager (which I still have), although the Salewa appears to have the advantage of being fly pitch first or altogether, whereas the Voyager must go up inner first because that's where the poles are seated. Also, the side guying arrangement looks much better than my Voyager's.

    2.2kg is quite a lot (why don't Salewa show the weight on their site? - really annoying) for one person use, and the vestibule looks a bit tight for my taste, but you shouldn't have problems with this tent. Looking forward to reading how you get on...

    I went down @Diddi 's route by moving from Voyager to Hexpeak V4A plus AliExpress inner, and I must admit I'm a convert. Having used both extensively, I'd say that the Hexpeak is the more stable, but there's not a lot in it. The Hexpeak's stability is also far more dependent on how good you are at setting it up, as is generally the case with non-freestanding tents. The freestanding semi-geodesic structure of the Voyager is great for stability and pitch accessibility, but I managed to bend a pole once in windy conditions because the wind direction veered 90 degrees in the night which turned a tail wind into a sidewind, less of an issue with a mid. Both tents are properly spacious, with the Hexpeak a true one-person with massive vestibule, and the Voyager a true two-person with smaller vestibule. But the main reason the Voyager hasn't been out of its bag since I got the Hexpeak (in 2015)? - weight of course. More than 1kg saved is too much to ignore in my book.
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  15. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    @dovidola I do own 4 mids and agree with your points, like I mentioned in my previous post I just like the look of it. The guying does look good, as do the pole sleeves and clip arrangements. Am not too fussed about an extra kilo if I get the peace of mind of a solid pitch, a clear conscience makes a soft pillow. Just means extra calories burned anyway. I weight train 5 days a week so deadlifts make backpacking tame lol. Will get out in it next week and post my first impressions.
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  16. Lang pack

    Lang pack Backpacker

    You tube Andrew Park, he did a review on it . I was interested a few years ago in one myself, until a hilliberg landed in my lap
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  17. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    Yay, it's arrived. That was quick. Smaller package than I thought which is nice. Not talking about the weight, lying bustards. Mind you the pegs are 12g each and rather short. Am going out on Tuesday to try it.
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  18. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

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    May sleep in my kitchen tonight...
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  19. maddogs

    maddogs Trail Blazer

  20. Jon jons

    Jon jons Trail Blazer

    Item available for free next day delivery with amazon prime init. Came a bit too quickly, had to sprint home from the gym after checking tracking on my phone.
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