2 PERSON - 3 SEASON - HIGH QUALITY - HIGH PERFORMANCE - LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING TENT. The Shark 2 is really nice, true two person, three season, lightweight backpacking tent. Though marginally heavier than the Desert Fox 2 tent that we also supply, the Shark 2 is made from more robust fabrics, has more features and provides an all round superior hydrostatic head. This lightweight two man tent has been manufactured for us by GeerTop.
The Shark 2 has been manufactured to exacting standards and to a very high specification, with a higher hydrostatic head compared to many other lightweight tents. This is a rather interesting and unusual design of tent - a hybrid between a dome tent and a semi-geodesic tent providing a very stable structure. The Shark 2 is a high quality tent of very nice, eye-catching design and is a true two person tent. The total weight of this tent breaks down as follows: Outer flysheet: 830 grams Inner tent: 1100 grams 2 x 8.5mm ProFlex 7001-T6 aluminium alloy poles: 534 grams 10 x Aluminium tent pegs: 140 grams (14g per peg) 2 x Guylines: 18 grams Total: 2.62 kgs Total with the bags, straps and compression stuff sack: 2.75kgs Pack size: 46cm x 15cm Colour: Light Grey & Black. This tent has two large entrances which provide easy entry and exit, both of which feature double doors.That is (like the Topwind 1 tents that we supply), each door employs both a full polyester door and a full no-see-um bug mesh door that can be opened or closed independently. This is a very nice feature that can provide extra privacy when required while also allowing greater ventilation and air flow options.
The inner tent of the Shark 2 consists of more full polyester than many lightweight tents (including the Desert Fox 2 that we supply), making it warmer and less draughty than tents that feature a mostly all mesh inner. This also makes it a three season tent that will likely cope more comfortably with all four seasons in the UK.The Shark 2 comes with two quality 8.5mm ProFlex 7001-T6 aviation grade aluminium alloy tent poles; these tent poles are shock-corded, strong and flexible, and anodised for even greater corrosion resistance. The tent also comes with two guylines and 10 x 5mm aluminium candy cane tent pegs as standard (with the option of our Superlite 6g titanium tent pegs - see our other listing). The inner tent sewn-in bathtub floor measures 200cm x 140cm with high 15cm sides. Unlike many so-called two person tents that are really only suitable for one person and their kit, the Shark 2 is a spacious, genuine two person tent. The tent pole configuration of the Shark 2 tent make it a hybrid between a dome tent and a semi-geodesic tent. The unusual pole configuration does create a very stable structure giving steep sides which in turn provide a very nice, roomy interior and airy sleeping space with a good internal height of 115cm.
Two 50cm vestibules provide plenty of room under the flysheet for rucksacks, boots, etc. Whilst some people might consider this two person tent to be. So lightweight at 2.75kgs, you have to bear in mind that this tent has a warmer, near full polyester inner tent and both polyester and mesh doors, which are extremely nice features, and which we feel justifies the small additional weight penalty. Add to this the fact that the Shark 2 really is a genuine two person (and their kit) tent, then this means that when the tent is carried between two people there is only an individual weight burden of just over a kilogram each. Es, we know that you can get two man tents that weigh a lot less, but they will usually cost you an arm and a leg, be less spacious, made from lighter materials that are in fact less resilient and in some cases even less waterproof!The Shark 2 features a PU-coated polyester flysheet with an extremely good hydrostatic head of 5000mm, and with full UV protection. The tough, 210D PU coated Oxford fabric bathtub floor features a hydrostatic head of 6000mm, and being 210D is considerably more robust and resilient than many other lightweight tent floors. All seams are taped to provide a fully waterproof seal at the stitching. All seams are double-stitched and reinforced at potential stress points. And although the polyester flysheet is a marginally heavier fabric than equivalent tents that employ thinner silicone-coated nylon, it is quite strong, and of course it does not wet-out and hence sag like nylon flysheets do when it rains - worth bearing in mind. Lengthwise, with a floor length of 200cm and steep inner tent walls, this tent will comfortably sleep people up to around 6'3.
While the 140cm width will easily accommodate two full size sleeping pads or inflatable mattresses, side by side, or indeed a double airbed - again, the same of which cannot be said for all so-called two person tents. To erect the Shark 2, two long shock-corded ProFlex 7001-T6 anodised aluminium alloy tent poles are fed through full length sleeves on the inner tent and located into metal eyelets (it is easier to do this before you stake down the inner tent floor).Once the two poles have been fed through their sleeves and slotted into their respective metal eyelets on the straps in the four corners of the inner tent floor, the tent will free stand. You then just need to peg down the four corner straps and the tent is up, ready for the flysheet to be applied. Like all good quality modern tents, the flysheet is draped over the inner tent and buckle-clipped into the corner straps. There are numerous Velcro attachment points on the inner tent and flysheet that mate together to hold the flysheet securely in place over the inner tent.
It is just then a matter of pegging out the flysheet nice and evenly. The straps on the four corners of that buckle-clip the inner and outer tents together are adjustable for fine tuning the tension. Make no mistake, the Shark 2 is a very high spec, high quality, true two person lightweight tent that is spacious enough to comfortably sleep 2 adults with room for their rucksacks and kit in the vestibules. This lovely two person tent nicely complements our range of smaller one person tents.All modern lightweight tents feature a lightweight flooring fabric, and though it can be made extremely waterproof, it is much less resilient, hence much more prone to damage by sharp implements - thorns, stones, etc. Than the thicker, heavier materials employed by tents of old.
If you expect to be camping on unfavourable ground, then you can employ an additional lightweight groundsheet for the extra protection it would offer to your lightweight tent floor. This tent is also available with our Superlite titanium shepherd's crook tent pegs.The standard candy cane aluminium tent pegs weigh 14 grams each, whereas the 150mm x 3mm Superlite titanium shepherd's crook tent pegs weigh just 6 grams each, providing an overall weight saving of 80g. Shark tent with 10 x Superlite titanium shepherd's crook tent pegs: 60 grams - 6g per peg Total with the carry bags, guy lines, pegs and compression stuff sack: 2.67kgs. Is a small family run business and as such our good name and indeed our reputation is very important to us.
The item "Lightweight 2 Man Tent Backpacking, Camping, True 2 Person Tent GREY 2.75kg" is in sale since Thursday, June 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Camping & Hiking\Tents & Canopies\Tents". The seller is "station13thirteen" and is located in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam, Russian federation.