MSR Access 1 Tent
Though it's designed for ski tourers, the Access 1's balance of solid weather performance, comfy living space, and reasonable weight also makes it a winner for four-season backpacking. Sarah Douglas tests it on a series of windy Scottish summit...
Good roundup, which would you recommend for bikepacking though? Which packs down the smallest? OR Helium?
Have you tried any of these sort of tents ?
Many thanks for all the reviews.
Nice review piece.
Having owned the Alpkit Soloist for a couple of years now I can attest to the small dimensions, it's not a tent I could recommend unless budget is your overriding concern. However, given it's only 300g heavier than the Alpkit bivvy bag you would have to be nuts to pick a bivvy over a twin walled tent.
Another option to consider is an ultralight 2-person tent for only a little more cash than some of these models. I have the Nordisk Telemark 2 LW, which is currently £460 (incl. a footprint) and is lighter and roomier than any of the reviewed tents. For one person it is very comfortable. As ever, the 2-person designation is to be taken with a pinch of salt but if you're slightly built, travel light and are very friendly with the other person then it will do that job too.
So who gets to keep the Samaya?