Brand: Terra Nova Equipment
Model: Laser Ultra 1
[big and tall]
NEMO Moto 1P
Like most tall campers, our 6’7” tester often sleeps with his feet scrunched against mesh—but he discovered rare comfort in the 109-inch-long Moto. “I could extend my arms behind my head and still not touch either end,” he rejoices. Add XXL dimensions in every other direction—46 inches wide at the head and 27 at the foot, and a 37-inch peak height—and there’s enough space to sprawl comfortably and still store gear inside. And now the really good news: You get all that extra space without extra weight.
That’s a result of several design choices: 1) a tradeoff—in extra-long mode, there’s no vestibule; 2) a weight-saving air beam (in lieu of a pole) provides the main structure; 3) it’s a single-wall; and 4) it’s not freestanding.
Testers deemed the latter three nonissues: Inflating the air beam takes just 30 seconds using the integrated foot pump, condensation never built up, and four stakes achieve a taut pitch—in the Rockies, the Moto prevailed in hammering 35-mph winds. And the former? If you want a vestibule, just roll the floor back to create a 10.5-square-foot one. Bummer: Opening the door during rain allows some drips inside. $330; 2 lbs. 14 oz.
New for 2011 the 1lb 1 oz Laser Ultra 1 takes the proven design of the Laser and uses new Ultra fabrics to produce the lightest tent in the world. This proves Terra Nova’s commitment to cutting edge design and keeps them well ahead of the pack.
Suited to experienced, professional users for adventure racing and ultra light backpacking. It is the same size and shape and features of the now classic Laser Photon.
Split carbon rods result in a tiny pack size: 14 x 3 inches
Extra venting on door and at each end
Can be used Fly and Fastpack groundsheet only to trim the weight even further.
1g titanium pegs