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Gear Details: Tents

Laser Competition

Manufacturer: Terra Nova Equipment

Product Details:
Product Year2009
Usage:
Shape:dome/hoop
Freestanding:
Single Wall:
Capacity:1
Number of Poles:1
Pole Material:aluminum
Diameter of Poles (mm):8
Floor Space (square feet):20
Tarp:
Layout:rectangular
Length (inches):86
Width (inches):56
Nonstandard Shape:
Interior Height (inches):37
Vestibule Type:standard
Vestibule Front Area (square feet):5
Vestibule Back Area (square feet):
Weight (lbs, oz): 1,14
Price:$370
Previous holder of the Guinness World Record for the lightest tent in the world, now held by our Laser Photon, the Laser Competition is still one of the lightest tents available. With a minimum weight of just 860g the Laser Competition has been a firm favourite for Adventure Races, Mountain Marathons and Ultra Light Backpacking. When used with the complementary waterproof hood the Laser Competition is guaranteed waterproof and has withstood extremely rough weather, including Scotish winters. Exceptional comfort for 1 person yet there is space for 2 (if you're good friends). The Laser Competition pitches flysheet first and the inner can be left connected, so it is exceptional quick to erect. The transverse porch creates more usable space than a longitudinal porch and provides excellent shelter from the wind as well as a large entrance. Features 2g Titanium skewers.

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