We scouted a spot for the night – and we got lucky. A dry, soft and level area in the shade of a huge tree, a tangle of roots providing ideal hanging for packs and clothes. Right by a river with a pebble beach for a campfire, we set the tent up before having a river swim and lighting a camp fire.
The tent was a doddle to put up, with coloured-coded poles and plenty of super-light tent pegs. It went up in minutes, and we were soon chucking in our gear. The fly sheet was packed separately but I struck the tent with the inner still attached with the idea that it would be even quicker next time.
The footprint for a three person tent was small, thanks to its dome (rather than tunnel) design, so it’s ideal for wild camping or traditional camp sites.
Inside are two lines of handy pockets and a loop for hanging a head torch. There are also mosquito nets should you need them.
The weather was unusually warm for British camping. I’m not sure if that makes it cheating, but we needed the ventilation provided on the inner tent as it was so toasty inside.
There are two doors but we only used one as a front door, leaving plenty of room for bringing essential kit into the tent with us. We put the guy ropes out but hardly needed them as there was barely any wind.
While there is room for three, we had a roomy and spacious night with two. The tent is very light for a 3-person at 3.07kg and comes in a compact bag which – importantly – fits everything back inside without too much wrestling.
I chose green for covert wild camping, and sure enough, it was barely visible from 500m down the river bank.