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Tent Reviews: Vaude Taurus Ultralight

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5 Reviews of the Taurus Ultralight

By: Tedthebudgie  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2007   Rating: 

Just back from another week in Scotland in May; some sun but some heavy rain, wind and murderous midges! Tent stands up to all and I can't recommend it highly enough. On rougher pitches I use a foot print to protect the ground sheet which works well when needed. Once you've got the knack and know to push the poles through etc, this tent is pitchable in 2/3 minutes and can be packed away just a quickly. The rolled up tent actually goes back into the bag very easily. Mine is an older version without the additional poles at the foot of the tent which should give a little space inside. Agree with others that this is a 1 man + gear tent and 2 people would be a push. I will be keeping mine until it falls apart although after 7 years it still looks good with little sign of wear. I will buy another.
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By: IanStewart  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2005   Rating: 

Not exactly sure of the age, but it is one of the earlier ones with single pole at the foot and just the 2 guys. Personally I've never had a problem with it.

Used regularly by me supervising or assessing DofE expeditions and with Explorer Scouts light weight camping. Also frequently borrowed by teenagers doing DofE.

Apart from one bit of duck tape on the ground sheet, still as good as new despite years of heavy use.

Comfortable for one, with enough room to sit up and turn round, even with rucksack. Two-man is being optimistic, they'd need to be small, very friendly and all kit left outside. Porch is just big enough for boots and a rucksack.

No leaks, and being small volume warms up well. Some condensation on ground sheet, but that's the laws of physics not the tent. Used all seasons and all weathers.

My rating of 10/10 is based on it being a comfortable one-man tent, that's still light enough to backpack and surprisingly tough.
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By: Jack Churchett  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2010   Rating: 

Just thought I would add my weight to the argument that the Taurus Ultralight is a great tent. I am just back from walking Hadrians Wall, and, despite record rainfall (53mm in 24 hours), and having to break camp and pitch many times in the rain,the ultralight remained 100% waterproof. The ability to shake off most of the rain meant that the tent did not appear to get heavier.

I regularly upgrade my equipment, but hope to see many more years with this tent. For me, it was quite an expensive buy, but it has proved its worth!
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By: Slowroad  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2009   Rating: 

I had a Taurus 1 for 10 years, used it loads and it was finally showing signs of wear though it'll still come in for festivals, etc. Looked around for a lighter tent but the best one for me was its younger cousin the Ultralight. I cycle-camp and it was great to have even less to carry.

It's high enough for me to sit upright in, and has enough porch to cook in. The design flaws of the earlier versions have been sorted out: little poles hold the feet end out, and the inner door has a little pocket to go into. Other great attention to detail: gorgeous lightweight alloy pegs, fluorescent guyline runners, adjustable outer door tie.

I used it in July 2009 in extremely wet conditions and though I could feel water underneath none whatsoever came through. I use a 'footprint' to protect the groundsheet.
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By: Outdoor boy  Reason: I own(ed) one  Made in: 2003   Rating: 

I purchased this tent in July 2008

The model is revised and has 2 poles at the tail end to stop collapsing in bad weather and snow

I have used this tent in extreme wind,rain and recently snow and found this tent to bomb proof

The Taurus ulralight is great for one and comfortable for two and at under 2kg is well worth looking at as a great backpacking tent in all weather conditions

I would recommend this tent to anybody on a back packing trip that needs a excellent quality light weight tent
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Manufacturer's Description

The ideal stormy weather tent with external tent poles.
The poles are easily inserted into the outer mesh pole sleeves. An angle unit integrated into the ridgepole increases the amount of foot space available.
Available in Green only.

* Features: Sleeps: 2
* Weight: (min) 1.72kg
* Weight: (max) 1.95kg
* Packed Size: 53x19cm
* Fly: 40D Polyamid Ripstop 240T bothside siliconised 3000mm
* Inner: 30D Polyester Ripstop 285T
* Floor: 40D Polyamid Ripstop 240T PU laminated 10000mm
* Poles: Al 7001 T6; 9.8mm
* 10 pegs, 4 guylines
* 1 entry
* 1 vestibule
* Very light construction
* Optimised space offer by angled tent poles in the foot based area and additional pins in the flysheet.

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