A much copied, but never bettered classic. The Quasar is the definitive 2 person mountain tent, exceptionally strong with twin access for versatile storage and access.
Terra Nova says:
The definitive 2 person mountain tent is much copied, but never bettered. The exceptionally strong geodesic design is well proven having withstood some of the harshest conditions for well over two decades. The Quasar is designed for mountaineers looking for an extremely strong tent and is at home in the mountains as it is at the poles. Its strength, durability and space make it the perfect choice for longer term mountaineering trips or expeditions. The tent is rated for 4 season mountain use and is as much at home wild camping as it is on a campsite.
The inner pitch first design of this this tent adds to its stability, makes it quieter than a tunnel tent in windy conditions and creates superb inner tension which prevents sagging and provides the largest usable space possible. It’s simple and quick to pitch with colour coded poles and continuous pole sleeves. The free-standing format means this tent is ideal for camping where the ground is less firm, as it doesn't rely on guy lines and pegs to support its main structure. Two entrances and porches allow sheltered access and plenty of space to store your gear. Each inner door has a full midge-proof mesh and full solid inner door, enabling a multitude of ventilation options depending on weather conditions.
A combination of proven Terra Nova Watershed and Waterbloc fabrics provide excellent durability and UV resistance with superb waterproofing. The Quasar is updated for 2017 with the introduction of 30 Denier nylon ripstop Watershed fabric for the flysheet which has reduced the packed weight of the tent by 800g. The flysheet and groundsheet are taped for complete weather protection.
Terra Nova's Quasar is a fabulous tent, the Quasar design was one of those that registered Terra Nova as a leading lightweight tent manufacturer back in the day. It achieved this because of the classic geodesic pole arrangement that provides strength and stability second to none.
Add to that a flysheet that's cut close to the ground, good inner tent separation and two entrances/porches and you have a very practical tent as well as a strong one. A combination of Watershed Endurance and Waterbloc fabrics provide excellent durability and UV resistance with superb waterproofing.
This lightweight 2 man tent is a great piece of camping gear and proves to be an outstanding mountain tent.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear