Nigor's WickiUp 3 and 4 offer such a high space to weight ratio and unrivalled flexibility - use trekking poles as the main pole and you have a huge ultralight shelter for 2-4 people.
The Wiki Up 4 delivers superb `livability` at a very low weight. The inner tent has the corner cut off to create a porch area and the design allows you to virtually stand up inside. If you are concerned about wind resistance, don`t be. Pyramid designs have proven themselves to be very stable, especially if you add storm guys to the loops provided. With all the pegging points used the Wicki Up design sheds wind really well.
Its certainly big enough for 4 to use but it excels as a shelter for 2 or 3 people.
If you think you recognise it, thats probably because its virtually the same as GoLite`s Shangri-La 5 (which we can`t get hold of). However we think the Wiki Up 4 is a better tent. Firstly, because the inner tent has fabric half way up the sides which is warmer and better suited to European conditions. Secondly, the build quality seems better. In truth we didn`t have many problems with the GoLite Shangri-La but there were a few where the pegging points failed - the Wiki Up looks better in this respect.
Finally, Nigor has specified a 10,000mm hydrostatic head groundsheet. This is a higher spec. than many other ultralight tents these days and will appeal to many.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear