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The tent is weighed all the evidence provided by the manufacturer.
Why ? It is considered that the ideal weight of a tent is situated around 1 kilo per person. If kilo per person is reached, the grade assigned to 4/5. Weight is crucial when porting. For the record, 1 kilo too = 1 liter of water or two days of autonomy in food ration and less.
The folded volume
The tent is immersed in a container of 50 liters graded and filled three quarters. The container volume variation allows deducing the volume of the folded tent when it leaves the factory.
Why? For the size of the tent once stored inside your bag. Also ideally, the volume of a tent does not exceed 10% of the total volume of hiking bag. Attention folded tent is never as good as when new folded. It will be difficult to reach that volume after first use.
Assembly / disassembly stopwatch in hand
Testers of couples had five minutes to find each model, read the manual and understand the elements of the tent when applied to soil. The stopwatch started when the different elements were spread. It stopped when the last sardine was planted. This operation was performed twice for each model. The timer was again initiated to evaluate the folding time. It stopped when the storage bag was closed.
Why ? This time can be decisive whether to set up camp in the emergency and the exercise of assembly / disassembly proves particularly tedious trek over the days. It is estimated that the minimum installation time of a tent that three minutes is approximately known, our valuation basis to grant the score of 5/5. We’ve added a bonus of 1 point for each tent folded in under 4 minutes.
The “room” dimensions
We have taken the inner tent. Length, maximum width and height to the nearest centimeter.
Why ? It is estimated that a minimum width of 60 centimeters per person is required to pass a decent night. We attribute 2.5 / 5 for this minimum width. The length is also important for the big guys. We add 1 pt bonus for a length greater than 210 centimeters.
Manufacturing and finishing
Attention, we have not made”concrete” stress tests. This is a subjective assessment, based on the testers felt when handling. The total is then converted on five.
Results: Recommended tents which have been along with the testers
QUECHUA: T3 ultralight pro
Special features: tent 3 people
Materials used: aluminum poles 7001, polyester inner breathable PU coated polyester flysheet, floor mats polyamide 190 T
Weight: 2887 g
Volume when folded: 10.43 L
212 x 170 x 100 cm
Recommended retail price: 109 Euros
FERRINO chaos 2
Special features: tent 2 places, apses, Screen Door
Materials used: duraluminium poles, mosquito net, double ripstop polyester roof, floor mats waterproof polyester
Weight: 2230 g
Volume when folded: 7.43 L
208 x 126 x 100 cm
Recommended retail price: 183 euros
Manufacturing / finishes: 3.1 / 5
Note testers: 3/5
Goodies: interior storage, weight / volume
Cons: stitching, assembly time
Overall rating: 14.2 / 20
Namely: A model that does not suffer any major defect and has plenty of storage.
Special features: tent for 2, 4 seasons, double mounting roof first.
Materials used: duraluminium poles, room 190T nylon, ripstop nylon rain fly 210, mat 190 T + PU coating
Weight: 3320 g
Volume when folded: 12.78 L
217 x 125 x 95 cm
Recommended retail price: 180 Euros
Mounting: 4.5 / 5
Manufacturing / finishes: 3.2 / 5
Note testers: 3/5
Goodies: 4 season floor mats
Overall rating: 12.1 / 20
Lafuma: Travel 3
Special features: tunnel tent 3 seasons, 2 side entrances
Used materials: fiberglass hoops room polycotton, polyester double roof 190T
Weight: 3400 g
Interior dimensions: 250 x 200 x 120 cm
Recommended retail price: 100 Euros
RAB extreme Summit
Special features: single-walled tent completely waterproof thanks to the use of tissue Exchange lite event (efficiency and robustness)
Weight: 2200 g
Interior dimensions: 210 x 120 x 70 cm
Recommended retail price: 499 Euros
MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR Skyledge 2
Special features: tents for 3, two side doors Mesh, apse, variable diameter hoops
Materials used: Room 40D ripstop Nylon Lightweight, nylon rain fly superlight RS 30D groundsheet: PE superlight Nylon 2000 building: Polyester RS 75 D
Weight: 1 370 g to 1 780 g
Interior dimensions: 205 x 95 x 100 cm
Recommended retail price: 450 Euros
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