Full length YKK, two-way zips means that it can easily be opened up to increase ventilation and airflow if you find yourself too warm. Whitewolf 800 Duck Down Mummy Sleeping Bag. Filling: 800g hydrophobic duck down. Shell: 400T ripstop, water repellent polyester.
Comfort temp range: +15 °C to 0 °C. Compressed pack size: 20cm x 29cm. Full length 2-way YKK Zipper. Includes: Sleeping bag liner & s. Lightweight Tent - STATION13 Whisper Tent.1 Person - 3 Season - Lightweight Backpacking Tent - Just 1.3kg! The Whisper is our new lightweight one person tent aimed primarily at solo backpackers who need to keep the weight of their packs down to a minimum, whilst also requiring a very lightweight, functional shelter... That doesn't break the bank! Just 1.3kg in weight. Erects as one (with inner pre-attached). 7001-T6 aluminium alloy, 7.9mm shock-corded tent poles. Pack size: 41cm x 13cm. The weights break down as follows. Aluminium alloy tent poles (x 2): 250 grams. Superlite 5g titanium shepherd's crook tent pegs (x 11): 55 grams. Guylines (x 4): 24 grams. Tent bag, peg bag, pole bag: 40 grams. At just over 1.3kg, the WHISPER is a very competitively priced, true lightweight tent.
At STATION13 we wanted another lightweight solo tent to complement our other one and two person tents, but of course it needed to bring something slightly different to the party, so we had this tent tailor-made to our requirements. As always, we wanted to have a good little one person tent that met specific needs, but a tent which was also extremely light weight and affordable! And believe us, this is not an easy combination to achieve.
As with any very lightweight tent, there has to be compromises, so striking the right balance between weight, size, comfort and price, is quite challenging. Other than our Skylar and Pyramid tents (which require walking poles to erect), this is the lightest tent that we supply that includes its own aluminium alloy poles. In order to keep weight down to a minimum (and like the Pyramid tent, and indeed many modern ultralight tents), the Whisper utilises a full no-see-um, fine B3 nylon bug mesh inner tent mated with a PU-coated polyester waterproof bathtub floor. However, like the Blazer tent that we supply, the Whisper employs two dedicated aluminium alloy tent poles, one at the head end and one at the foot end. Manufactured from aviation grade 7001-T6 aluminium alloy, two 7.9mm hooped, shock-corded poles keep the design clean and simple, but extremely functional.
The Whisper is intentionally a minimalist'no-frills' tent, and nothing about the Whisper is over-designed, over-complicated or particularly fiddly, meaning that erecting the tent is fast and very straight forward. Floor space inside the Whisper is extremely good for such a small, lightweight one person tent. Internally the length is 210cm, the width at both the foot end and at the head end is 80cm.Partway down the length from the head end it widens out to a respectable 100cm, so it is actually a fairly decent space for one person. With an internal height of 90cm at its highest point, the Whisper is comparable or better than other similar tents in this category. There is also a very decent size vestibule for your pack and/or wet clothing or dirty boots. Another thing that sets the Whisper apart from our other solo tents is the fact that it can be erected as one.
That is, with the inner tent pre-attached with toggle clips to corresponding loops on the inside of the flysheet, the tent will erect all in one. None of our other tents have this feature - they all require the inner tent to be erected first.The only downside to this feature is that it is not possible to use just the bug mesh inner tent by itself (but this is unlikely to be an issue in the UK), and on a positive note, with the inner left pre-attached, the tent can be erected in just a few short minutes, and without the inside of the tent getting soaking wet if its raining. Again, in order to minimise weight, the Whisper only employs one zippered entrance on the side of the tent, but with such a little one man tent we dont see this as being any kind of major issue. The internal bug mesh inner features a two-way zipper, so it can be opened from the top or the bottom. Everyone is different, but on a tent of this size we always prefer a side entrance to an end entrance, as it does tend to make getting in and out of the tent a little easier.
Ventilation is provided by a large open and closable, round vent at the foot end, and a triangular vent, high at the head end. And of course the outer flysheet entrance can be fully opened and clipped up to increase ventilation on those balmy, very warm, rain-free nights. As far as the hydrostatic head (HH) goes, the flysheet is 210T PU-coated polyester with a 3000mm HH and the floor is 190T PU-coated polyester with a HH of 2500mm, so very similar HH specifications to our Blazer tent. Now, normally we would expect the floor of the tent to have an equal or greater HH than the flysheet, but it just so happened that the 3000mm HH flysheet fabric was available to us at the same cost as it was in stock. In line with our other tents, the Whisper tent's seams are double-stitched and tape sealed.
Higher hydrostatic head and slightly lighter materials were available to us, but these considerably pushed up the manufacturing costs to what we felt would exceed our target market, so this was another considered compromise of sorts. However, it is worth noting that, although marginally heavier than silicone-coated nylon, PU-coated polyester does not sag as much as silicone-coated nylon when wet because it does not absorb as much moisture, so polyester tents tend to stay tauter and hold their shape much better in inclement weather.This was important for this design of tent as we did not want the long unsupported roof of the flysheet sagging onto the inner mesh tent when wet. As with our Backpacker tent, the Whisper is not free-standing - that is, it requires pegging out to remain upright, so would not be suitable for pitching on rocky terrain... But you just can't have everything. With its relatively low profile, and with guylines pegged out, the Whisper stands up to windier weather much better than higher sided tents. Though it won't be to everyone's liking, the light grey flysheet provides a nice bright interior, while also acting to reflect sunlight, making for a cooler tent than would otherwise be offered by a dark coloured flysheet on hot sunny days. Given the fact that the Whisper employs an all mesh inner tent, we would argue that this tent is better suited to two season or spring/summer camping, though this obviously comes down to the hardiness of the individual. That said, the flysheet on the Whisper does tend to hug the ground, so even though the inner is all mesh, it will not be as draughty inside as tents with raised flysheets. The Whisper comes as standard with 11 x V-section aluminium alloy tent pegs (same as Hillebergs) that weigh just over 10g each and four hi-vis guylines with Line-Lok tensioners. However, we've swapped out the 10g V-section aluminium alloy tent pegs for our Superlite 5g titanium shepherd's crook tent pegs in order to further reduce the weight.
If you would prefer the 10g V-section aluminium tent pegs, just add a note when purchasing and we'll swap them back. Now, were not saying this tent is perfect, in fact like pretty much any small tent, we openly acknowledge that this tent will not suit everyone, or indeed meet everyones particular requirements.
Something that will be ideal for long distance walks and backpacking trips in the warmer months. With the aforementioned compromises considered, the fact that this little one person tent can be erected as one and set up in minutes, has a relatively large internal space, a decent size usable vestibule and only weighs 1.3kg, then we think we may have got this tent just about right. For anyone thinking of moving up from the confines of a bivvy bag, this tent would seem truly palatial, offering a multitude of benefits for a relatively small hike in weight. In a way we have been a little selfish with this tent because we have had it made to particularly suit our style of backpacking and our preferred style of backpacking tent - that is, a lightweight backpacking tent for long distance walking in the summer months, that features a decent size vestibule.
So I should just add that the Whisper tent is a very similar shape and size to my much loved Coleman Avior X2 but, rather incredibly, weighs in at around 1.15kg lighter! Further details are available on our website - just google us! With its small pack size and light weight, we feel that the Whisper will make a great solo tent for anyone undertaking long distance walks, or indeed backpackers in general when you can be lugging around a backpack for hours on end! Is a small family run business and as such our good name and indeed our reputation is very important to us. The item "Ultralight Solo Backpacking Tent (1.3kg) + Duck Down Sleeping Bag (1.5kg) NEW" is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019.
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