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Tent Reviews: Terra Nova Solar Photon 2

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2  (more 2 berth tents)
0.85 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: 

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 tent is one of the lightest 2-person self-supporting tents in the world!

► Uses 10 denier nylon ripstop fabric for the flysheet to create an extremely lightweight tent.

►Featuring front and rear fly hoods for great ventilation

► A stable shape has been designed for use in poor weather.

► Solar Photon 2 is compatible with the Terra Nova FastPack system which allows those who want to trim weight further when conditions permit, to use the flysheet and the; FastPack groundsheet which is available here.

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