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Last week we posted the first half of our interview with Lightwave and Crux founder Carol McDermott. In the first half, Carol talks about product design in the outdoor industry, why he set up his own outdoor gear companies and his criteria for designing products. This post picks up from where we left off.

Last season saw the release of your Trail range of tents, which saw a big change in design in going from inner pitching to simultaneous pitching; your Hyper range released this year has stayed with simultaneous pitching. What was the reasoning behind this change? Are true inner pitch tents a thing of the past?

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If you are an ultralight camper or hiker you’ve probably heard of Lightwave. Lightwave are dedicated to the design and development of high-quality lightweight and ultra-lightweight tents and rucksacks.

As we see it at CheapTents, Lightwave offer great products which cater for the specific needs of ultralight and lightweight adventurers and campers. Lightwave balances the needs of durability, weight, comfort, ease of use and function amazingly well.

Mount Cook

Mount Cook in New Zealand – source fotopedia

A little about Lightwave and Carol:

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The Lightwave T20 Hyper XT tent is a 2 man, 4 season tunnel tent weighing in at a respectable 2.25 kg. The T20 Hyper XT as the XT in its name suggests has a large extended vestibule with plenty of room for storage, to cook or just hang out.  Designed for 4 season use, it will come as no surprise that T20 Hyper is solidly constructed and able to handle what nature can throw at it.

lightwave t20 hyper xt

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The Snugpak Scorpion 2 is a 2 man semi-geodesic tent. Its sturdy build and robust fabric means that this tent should last a lifetime. The Scorpion 2 is a 3-4 season tent which sleeps two people (under 6ft) in comfort. Weighing in at 2.65kg the Scorpion 2 is a lightweight tent which is ideal for splitting between backpackers due to its fly first pitching.

Snugpak Scorpion 2

Snugpak Scorpion 2

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