Terra Nova Equipment Voyager XL - Backpacker

Terra Nova Equipment Voyager XL

This ultralight and stable three-person tent offers space and a quick setup.
Price $610.00


Shape Other
Free Standing
Capacity 2
Number of Poles 4
Diameter of Poles (mm) 8.8
Floor Space (sq ft) 27.5


Length (inches) 144
Width (inches) 60
Interior Height (inches) 43
Vestibule Type standard
Vestibule Front Area (sq ft) 20
Weight 5 lbs, 3 oz

[stable featherweight]

We don’t know why this three-pound tent is called the Kilo. No matter. Here’s the math that counts: one pound per person for a three-person shelter. And unlike some ultralights, which employ futzy trekking-pole setups or wispy fabrics, this three-season dome achieves its low weight by using innovative carbon-fiber poles with connectors that use short monofilament tethers rather than one long piece of elastic cord. Ergo, best-in-weight-class stability.

Pitching the Kilo takes two minutes, and even without guying, it withstood 30-mph gusts in the Sierra. Headroom is adequate, with a 40-inch peak height that lets campers play cards without crouching, but the 43-square-foot floor was a snug fit for three thru-hikers on the John Muir Trail.

Downsides: The 4.5-square-foot vestibule shelters little more than three pairs of boots. Condensation dampened testers’ bags with just two campers inside, and in rainy conditions, the fly sagged onto the mesh, further compromising airflow. (Update: Easton says Velcro attachment loops have been added to the inside of the fly to improve stability and reduce sag. We didn’t test the new version.) $499; 3 lbs.; eastonmountainproducts.comThe Voyager XL is a perfect tent for those who require maximum space for minimum weight, is there a better tent for space and weight? The semi-geodesic design is very stable in poor weather conditions, and the generous inner tent and large porch are spacious enough to comfortably wait out storms.
DAC poles
5.5g Titanium pegs
Large vestibule
Multiple door options