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Going light in the North Pennines with the Distance Tent and Z-Poles  © Toby Archer

Black Diamond Distance Tent with Z-Poles

At only around 820g, and pitching using trekking poles, the single-skin Distance Tent is not much heavier than a bivvy bag or a small tarp, yet it offers a lot more weather protection than either. Toby Archer asks: what's the catch?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

It's a great tent for warmer conditions  © Toby Archer

MSR Zoic 2 Tent

Toby Archer enjoys the living space on offer from this summer-oriented backpacking tent, but he's not sure it's the best choice for the UK's full-on wet weather.

Late summer sunset, but the kids are still full of beans...  © Dan Bailey
Late summer sunset, but the kids are still full of beans...  © Dan Bailey

MSR Habitude 6 Tent

A head-height family tent that's light enough to carry miles from the car, yet built to stand up to kids and at least a bit of weather... too good to be true? MSR have only gone and made the tent that Dan Bailey always wished someone would.

OR interstellar thumb  © Dan Bailey
OR interstellar thumb  © Dan Bailey

Outdoor Research Interstellar Bivy

More spacious than a simple bivvy bag and lighter than most solo tents, this is a first class hooped bivvy. But it's the unique way that you can both sleep in it and practically wear it that sets the Interstellar apart, says Dan Bailey

It\'s stable and weatherproof  © Toby Archer
It\'s stable and weatherproof  © Toby Archer

MSR Elixir 1 Tent

"It might not be light but I think the Elixir 1 is bloody great" says Toby Archer, "a clever, tough and spacious solo tent that doesn't cost...

Quick to pitch and takes up minimal room - great for a discrete wild camp  © Toby Archer
Quick to pitch and takes up minimal room - great for a discrete wild camp  © Toby Archer

Macpac Sololight 1-Person Tent

It might not be spacious, but this tent packs a performance punch for its minimal weight. What works in New Zealand also seems well...

tents test montage  © UKC Gear
tents test montage  © UKC Gear

Group Test 2-Person 3-Season Tents

The balance of space, weather performance and packability makes this a versatile size of tent. We've been using seven different...

Victoria pegging out the Viso 2 at Clashtoll. It's hard to tell but the winds were high!  © Martin McKenna
Victoria pegging out the Viso 2 at Clashtoll. It's hard to tell but the winds were high!  © Martin McKenna

Alpkit Viso 2 Tent

The Alpkit Viso 2 is ideal for 3-season car camping or travel. It's no lightweight, but if you're counting pounds more than grams, and value a...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Nikwax Camping Kit  © Nikwax

Nikwax Camping Kit

With campsites now open and bookings flooding in its time to dust off your camping kit and thanks to Nikwax's new Camping Kit (£19.99) you'll have everything you need to clean and protect your tent, camping gear, waterproofs and much mo...

While the Habitude Series is family-friendly, it is also kid-proof  © MSR | Scott Rinckenberger
While the Habitude Series is family-friendly, it is also kid-proof  © MSR | Scott Rinckenberger

MSR Habitude

Designed for families looking to holiday locally or head out on an adventure, the Habitude Tent is the ideal home away from home.  With the Habitude, MSR extends it's renowned backpacking and alpinist tent line to cater for lovers of the outdoors seeking to share their...

MSR® Zoic™ tent keeps you cool and dry on warm-weather adventures

Lightweight, spacious and breathable, the MSR Zoic Tent Series is perfect for backpackers looking to add comfort to their lightweight kit this summer.

New lightweight tent and bivvy from Alpkit

The Soloist is our first 1 man tent and the Kloke is our lightest ever bivvy bag.

Outdoor Research Reinvents the Lightweight Shelter Category with New Bivvys

Re-thinking the entire concept around how lightweight backcountry shelters...

Macpac Microlight Tent

The Macpac Microlight is a classic 1 person backpacking tent that's been in the Macpac range for decades. It's changed a little over...

Quadratic Tent System  © The Theory Works
Quadratic Tent System  © The Theory Works

Quadratic Tent System - New 2 Person Mountain Tent by The Theory Works

The Theory Works has introduced the Quadratic Tent System.  Designed for the...


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