Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Second night, about metres upstream from Kinder Downfall was lovely as I found a good level pitch with short grass and had a fantastic sunset whilst eating curry cooked on the trusty Trangia. Howitt, Australia, last weekend. Well I can only echo Pauline’s review. Where to Buy sponsored links. Pros Quick and easy to set up and pull down Light and compact Dual pitch system.
At 46 I unashamedly want four-season gear to be lightweight and this delivers at 1. Fly is UV40 polyester, waterproof to ml, floor is robust, no leaks after prolonged pitching in wet areas. Lightweight single pole design, single vestibule, fully seam sealed tub floors, Multi-Pitch pitching system, extractor vents, double layered inner door with insect mesh, internal mesh pockets. But time marches on! Well if it’s true I cannot see it. This little tent has done well over the years – a backpacking trip round Central America – best night out was near Mayan ruins at Tikal when there was a tropical downpour and still stayed dry and also some nights out in the desert in Israel. The porch is huge, big enough to hold my folding bicycle. My microlight fills me with joy
Yes, lighter tents are available, and I microkight a couple; Big Agnes and Jack Wolfskin Gossamer – both fabulous tents for the right conditions – but the Microlight works in all conditions! Because the pole runs the length of the tent and not along the width like the Laser or Akto, the internal space is narrow and the inner tends to hang loosely inwards.
But I think zeries bigger or bulkier bodies would not like the inner space. I have owned this tent for ten years, just missing out on the NZL made tents and mine is made in Vietnam. In normal use the inner and outer are pitched as one meaning the inner stays dry at all times. But, based on my experience of the tent and the original one I used for many years, I think that classification is justified. Nevertheless it is quite expensive considering the size.
This is a simple process that is easily accomplished. Extra protection is also provided by the flysheet extending fully to the ground right around the bottom.
With some tents I feel have to go round the pegging points a couple of times making adjustments to get things right but the Microlight always seems to pitch perfectly and easily first time. You can get all the technical specs here. Simple, under 1 min Weight: It can be half-opened to give good protection for cooking in wind and rain but both the inner and outer can be fully peeled back as well so that the front of the tent is completely open, allowing you to enjoy the outdoor space and gaze wistfully, mug in hand, across open mountain vistas.
Welcome to Trailspace, Feargal Buckley! I guess it could be done at a pinch but the vestibule is small: Also the floor of this is brilliant. I have read reviews of people complaining that this led to a drop in quality.
However the Carbonlfex 2 is a very nice jacpac tent for 1 person. Success Main Title My message Close. Inside space is excellent, you can sleep very comfortable alone or even squeeze a second smaller person in there or a child.
The second night was also wet, but also became windy – too late at night to move to a more sheltered pitch.
Reviews Very good tent, only lacking a little in the way that… December 8, updated Jun 14, Baldrick 27 reviewer rep Rating: The tent comes with a nice stuffsac with two integrated compression straps, repair patches, micrklight sealant and a small stuffsac containing pegs and a pole repair sleeve. I am 5’8″ FYI, something to consider. Get answers in the gear selection forum. They are for indication purposes only and can change at any time without notice.
That is to say the Inner and Outer can both be pitched individually. Have only used in very light snow and was no risk to the stability of any tent. Love the size and weight of it—packed and unpacked. It was the first solo tent that I bought micfolight my first one gave me many years of solid service.
It my preferred 3 season tent for the UK. So you feel quite confident about pitching it on rough or wet terrain. And in recent years my little old tent has languished in the kit box.
Dave Hargreaves 4 September at There are now tents that are able to pack up smaller and lighter, but I believe that the Microlight will outlast them simply on the basis of its strength.
Organise your pack – and your tent looks after itself! Pros It is a simple and very functional design.
Macpac Microlight Kiwi
When I woke in the zenih, still dry and toasty, I found I had pitched in the end of a headland facing directly into the near maccpac force winds. But it pitched in minutes, just as above, and kept me warm and dry. She said she slept as “snug as a bug in a rug,” and I slept soundly feeling that I had taken my daughter’s safety seriously in purchasing a tent that I could trust above the snow line.
Macpac Microlight Kiwi Video. Used this tent always on multi-day trips on foot. The porch is huge, big enough to hold my folding bicycle.
Truly disappointed in there poor customer service I expected more form a British company I have lost faith in there product’s and will buy a Hilleberg for a better experience. With the flysheet and inner going up together and the single pole, it can be up in just a couple of minutes.
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The groundsheet is much thicker than you will find, for example on the Terra Nova Laser, my summer tent. Simon Ellis 6 November at I’m 6’1 and it works for me. Other reviews will let you zehith that that this tent is brill! Long may it last! R Klein 22 July at