Here’s a question for you lightweight backpackers out there… have you tried a Henry Shires Tarptent in UK conditions?
I’ve been itnerested in these composite shelters for some time now and am impressed how they combine low weight, space and bug-proofness. However, they are made in the States and, I fear, are probably best used in US conditions.
As regular readers will know, I am a big fan of the Hilleberg Akto but I’m increasingly concious of how cramped this shelter is when sitting up to cook etc. This is a more pressing issue now after the recent relapse of my back problem.
The Tarptents are attractive in that I can can get a three person shelter with acres of room (and head room) for less weight than the Akto… 1.1kg for the Rainshadow in fact.
Any thoughts are most welcome.