Terra Nova Equipment Voyager Ultra 2

A low-weight, low-cost two-person, freestanding tent
Voyager Ultra 2
Price $1495.00

Specs

Shape Other
Free Standing
Capacity 2
Number of Poles 3
Diameter of Poles (mm) 7.6
Floor Space (sq ft) 18

 

Layout rectangular
Length (inches) 80
Width (inches) 45
Interior Height (inches) 39
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 8
Weight 1 lbs, 15 oz

[freestanding ultralight]

Here’s a rare find: a two-person tent at this price and weight that still delivers freestanding, double-wall performance. It’s a bit small—no surprise—but the ounce-saving dimensions (best for sleeping, not lounging) worked just fine for our long-distance-hiking testers, who used the Imogene during a 400-mile Appalachian Trail trek through Maine and New Hampshire. The shelter held firm in roaring rainstorms that forced hikers in lesser tents to flee for the lean-to, and the weight-saving, 10-denier fabrics (20-denier for the floor) survived the journey intact.

The Imogene packs down small—the size of a 1-liter bottle—and setup is speedy, using one hubbed pole. There’s just one door (at the head end), which requires careful exits to avoid disturbing a companion. The 39-inch peak height allows even 6’4” campers to sit upright. But the length and width proved “cramped for two big guys,” reports one tester, who calls the 30 square feet “just big enough for sleeping.” And we wished for better ventilation in humid conditions, when condensation collected. $300; 2 lbs. 7 oz.; golite.com

• The classic Voyager design in ultra form
• Over 50% lighter than the standard Voyager
• Maximum stability for a minimum weight
• Half-mesh inner door for better ventilation
• composite Scandium alloy and carbon fibre poles

Sleeps 2
Weight 880g / 920g (min/max)
Pack Size 52cm x 13cm
Range Adventure Racing
Flysheet ULTRA fabric 10000mm
Floor ULTRA fabric 10000mm
Poles 7.55mm Scandium Alloy
Pegs 12 x Titanium 1g
Guylines 2 x Reflective with Clamcleats