This two-pole external sleeve tunnel tent is ultra-light and can be pitched in just 5-10 minutes. It features DAC’s new NFL 8.7mm poles and the fly is made out of GorLyn 10 Ultra Lite 10D siliconized ripstop 6.6 nylon. The inner is 15D breathable ripstop nylon combined with 10D micromesh. The Kamao 2 weighs only 1.892kg, but offers a generous sleeping area and vestibule for storage. The front door uses a zip with four runners, allowing the occupants to easily regulate the ventilation, enjoying the flexibility of being able to open the door in part or full. Retail price is £750.
Designed to provide comfort and protection in extreme conditions, the Moa 3 is very lightweight, durable, and easy to pitch and strike. As well as sleeping three people, the tent has a spacious front vestibule for storage, cooking or relaxing. The main door can be opened wide for ventilation and taking in the view, while still providing shelter thanks to two elongated side-wings. Premium materials include GorLyn 20 Ultra Lite 20D siliconized ripstop 6.6 nylon (fly), 40D breathable ripstop nylon with 15D micromesh (inner) and DAC’s NSL 9mm Featherlite aluminium poles. The Moa incorporates the same four runner front door zip feature as the Kamoa. The Moa weighs just 2.8kg and will retail at £775.
With a unique and unusual design, the Barn Owl is a lightweight tunnel tent with a front facing vestibule that offers outstanding views of its surroundings. The entrance area has a very generous height of 184cm and three FabVue mesh windows provide great visibility all round, while sloping side walls keep the elements at bay even when the front is open. The inner tent comfortably sleeps three and the roomy vestibule is ideal for relaxing or storing equipment such as bicycles. The Barn Owl uses three lightweight DAC poles and high performance GorLyn 30 Ultra Lite 30D siliconized ripstop 6.6 nylon. Weighing in at just 4.7kg, retail price is £1,000.
WickiUp 3, 4 and 6
At under 1kg (under 2kg with the full size inner tent), the WickiUp 3 is one of the lightest tipi tents available and ideal for adventurous backpacking, while the WickiUp 4 is also incredibly lightweight at 1.25kg. In each, NIGOR has combined GorLyn 20 Ultra Lite 20D siliconized ripstop nylon (fly), with 15D breathable ripstop nylon/15D micromesh (inner) and a DAC adjustable aluminium pole. The WickiUps are extremely easy to pitch, designed for all weathers and work with other products in the NIGOR range to deliver great versatility and performance at all times. New for 2017, NIGOR has introduced half size inner tents for the WickiUp 3 and 4, making it possible to use them as spacious and very lightweight one or two person tents. For bigger groups, there is also the larger WickiUp 6. The WickiUps retail at £300, £400 and £1,250 (including zip in footprint and door curtains) respectively.
For more information about NIGOR, visit www.nigor.eu.