Exped's Spica two person tunnel tent uses robust fabrics and copious guying out points to produce a tough, stable tent that will have a long life.
Exped says: Lightweight and aerodynamic 2 person tunnel tent.
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Exped's Spica II UL is a two skin tunnel tent that that doesn't compromise on durability. Many of the lightest tents that we sell have been produce with 7 Dernier fabrics, which, while being strong and waterproof are not as resistant to UV radiation than heavier fabrics. The Spica, is made from 15 Dernier fabrics so it should have a longer life than a 7 Dernier tent.
What's more The Spica has a 40 Dernier floor with a 10,000 mm hydrostatic head - this is one of the highest rating you'll find on any lightweight tent so you are fully protected from the ground - and it uses 9mm aluminium poles, again, a tougher proposition than some lighter tents.
The Spica has a large number of guying points, 4 in front and 4 at the rear, this means it can be pitched taught to give it a high wind resistance.
The Spica is not particularly spacious (about average for a two person tent) and weighs a bit more than our lightest tents - but you can see why - longer life, greater pitching options and slightly heavier fabrics.
- Reviewed by BasecampGear
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