Terra Nova Laser Ultra 1 Tent Review
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Jun 27, 2011 at 7:58 am #1753652John McBPL Member
Great article and inforamtional read as usual. I truely enjoy your reviews. The cuben Lightheart Solo is a double wall tent and Judy advertises it at 14 oz. I have the tent with optional awning and it weighs 18 oz on my scale. Great design…and well worth one of your reviews.Jun 28, 2011 at 12:14 pm #1754008Jenny SimchockSpectator
Liked your temp. graph and would like to see someone do temperature differences inside and out of other shelters, especially a bivy.Jul 2, 2011 at 1:34 pm #1755405Daryl and DarylBPL Member
@lyrad1Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
My wife and I just returned from a backpacking trip using a small 2 person, no longer made, REI tent (Coupe?). It has a lot of mosquito netting so I have an all fabric cozy that covers the mosquito netting.
The outside temps were 33F and 35F on two successive nights. Inside temps didn't get below 50+F while we were sleeping on either of these nights. So, assuming some thermometer variance from my cheap thermometers I'd say the tent was about 15 degrees warmer than the outside air. Even assuming a lot of thermometer error would give us at least a 10 degree bump.
The night was dead still. No wind. While sleeping, a 10+ degree increase in temps inside a small,all fabric, double wall tent is typical for me. A temporary increase of 15-25 degrees is also typical while active within the tent (e.g. while changing clothes).
DarylJun 14, 2012 at 7:09 pm #1887018Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Very informative review and great photos that also explained a lot.
But… I'll take a SMD Skyscape X Cuben "hybrid" double wall instead. Far less $$ and better rooom with the option of a Cuben fabric porch for hot climes. The Skyscape X seems to be THE solo Cuben tent design on the cutting edge.
Made in Vietnam or not, The TN "Ultra Laser 1" is overpriced. Maybe it's the Brit taxes or maybe they are just "too proud" of their product.
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