Terra Nova's Ultra Quasar re-creates the benefits of the standard Quasar but with lighter weight fabrics - still a classic 4 season mountain tent.
Terra Nova says:
The Ultra Quasar has always been at the cutting edge of low weight mountain tents and still remains the only choice when a combination of total reliability and low weight are essential.
The same stable, spacious design gains a radically redesigned inner with white fabric and scalloped pole sleeves. The result is improved ventilation, reduced weight and a light airy feel. 8.55mm DAC Featherlite poles (as used on the Laser Comp) reduce weight further to well under 3Kg minimum weight. The new guyline system is stronger and easier to use further increasing poor weather stability.
Low weight, two entrances and an exceptionally stable geodesic design.
Terra Nova's Ultra 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.
Its good to see this version of the Quasar with high quality DAC featherlite poles and titanium pegs, but still retaining all the space and 4 season characteristics of the standard Quasar.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear