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Tent Showcase: Terra Nova Solar Photon 2

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Bedroom inners:
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Pitching Style:
2  (more 2 berth tents)
0.98 KG
Inner first
Average User Rating:
8/10 from 1 reviews

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1 Reviews of the Solar Photon 2

By: Nickwhiteley  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2011   Rating:   Date: 05/08/2011

The Solar Photon 2 is a very nicely made tent but it's expensive so it should be nicely made. From the spec you can see it's made from very, very light materials which gives it a flimsy feel. It billows a lot in the wind but held up well in 25mph gusts. It's important to get it lined up into the wind. I was surprised how well the tiny pegs worked.

It would be cosy for two but very usable, sleeping mats overlap at the foot end. So far I have only slept in it alone and there was plenty of space. I feel more could be done to stabilise the walls at the foot end but that would almost certainly have a weight penalty.

It's a shame tents like this don't come with sealed seams (particularly as people like me muck it up when we do it!) or even a tube of seam sealant.

I have made a groundsheet protector as the 3000mm hydrostatic head doesn't fill me with confidence. It adds 300g so it may go if I'm backpacking.

You can't argue with the weight so I think this is the best 2 man backing tent you can get at the moment. The high price, lack of information about and inclusion seam sealant contribute to an 8 rather than 10 on the score.

Go on, you know you want it!
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Manufacturer's Description

The Solar Photon 2 offers a very easy to pitch, freestanding tent for two people for less than 1kg. For real super light customers the inner tent can be left behind at home or in hot and dry conditions the inner can be pitched on its own.

Sleeps: 2
Min weight: 925g
Max weight: 975g
Flysheet: Rip stop Sil nylon 2000mm HH
Groundsheet: Rip stop Sil nylon 3000mm HH
Poles: 8.5/8mm DAC
Pegs: 16 x titanium 1g

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