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Lightwave Tent BackpackingWe can proudly announce that in just 2 weeks we will be selling an excellent range of Lightwave tents.

Update: Lightwave Tents are now available!  See Lightwave Tents here!!!

Here at CheapTents.com, we truly love lightweight tents that can take a bit of battering from the weather people face in the UK and beyond.  It’s why we have become so fond of the build-quality of the Lightwave range of tents.  We think they are certainly amongst the best tents available and don’t use the words ‘best tents’ lightly!


The Range of Lightwave Tents

To get a feel for the range of Lightwave tents that we will be selling, here’s a list of the tents and with technical features and specifications to follow:

Lightwave ‘T0 Trek’ Tent

Update: The T0 Trek is now called the T10 Trek. Find out more about it in our T10 Trek tent review.

The Lightwave T0 trek tent is very likely to be one if the big his of the Lightwave tent range.  It’s durable and weighs just 1.5kg, and of course keeps you more than comfortable with plenty of space too.  Here’s a bit of blurb on the Lightwave T0 Trek tent…

The t0 trek is a lightweight one-person tunnel tent that we believe is one of the most weatherproof solo shelters available.

Its wedge-shaped inner gives space where it’s needed – round the head and shoulders – and its aerodynamic two-pole shape outperforms the rest of the field in bad weather.

The t0 trek is ideal for backpacking and trekking for solo travelers. However, it is also surprisingly spacious and can take two adults at a pinch, making it popular for two-person teams in mountain marathons and similar events.  The porch area is small but can be made more spacious by unpegging the front of the inner tent and folding this back.

It is a four-season tent suitable for most climates and regions, although in extreme conditions secure pitching and anchoring are obviously imperative.

As an all-rounder lightweight tent, sounds like we have got a real bargain on our hands!

Lightwave t0 trek Features

  • Weight: 1610 g (complete)
  • Colour: Forest green
  • Pack size: 50 x 13 cm

Lightwave t0 trek Flysheet / Outer Tent

  • Low-cut all round to keep wind-blown rain out
  • Vent at front
  • Single zip front door that gives three opening positions
  • Velcro attachments on inside to tie around poles in strong winds
  • Single guy-points on each side of front and rear pole
  • Lightweight 70 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 40-denier nylon
  • Coated on both sides with silicone to 5000 mm hydrostatic head

Lightwave t0 trek Inner tent

  • Side-hung door that is easy to keep clear of the ground
  • Two internal pockets

Lightwave t0 trek Tent Groundsheet

  • Lightweight 110 g/m2 taffeta fabric woven from 70-denier nylon
  • Coated with PU to 3000 mm hydrostatic head
  • Bathtub construction with reinforced stress points

Lightwave t0 trek Inner tent canopy

  • Lightweight 45 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 40-denier nylon
  • Small “no see um” mesh panels at ventilation channels

Lightwave t0 trek Tent Poles

  • 2 x 9.00 mm DAC 7001-T6 with insert connections
  • 1 x 8.00 mm DAC 7001-T6 brow pole, 65 cm
  • ARCHitektur configuration for reliability and stability
  • Front pole 256 cm, rear pole 154 cm, folded length 45 cm

Guylines

  • 4 x 3.0 metres, 3 mm reflective nylon with Linelok adjusters

Tent Pegs

  • 2 x ultra-tough 16 cm square-section Lightning pegs, 11 g each

Other Features

  • Tent bag with accessories pocket, pole bag with reinforced base, pitching instructions
  • Colour: Forest green
  • Pack size: 50 x 13 cm

Lightwave t0 trek Tent Weight

  • Flysheet 500g
  • Inner tent 560g
  • Poles 305g
  • Accessories 225g
  • Weight: 1610g (complete)

Lightwave T1 Trek Tent

Update : The T1 Trek is now called the T20 Trail.

The Lightwave t1 trek is a lightweight two-person tunnel tent that is ideal for backpacking, trekking and camping in most areas and seasons.

The t1 trek is spacious and easily accommodates two 190cm adults and equipment. It has a good balance of strength and durability combined with low weight, and all at an affordable price.

It is a four-season tent suitable for most climates and regions, although in extreme conditions secure pitching and anchoring are obviously imperative. The porch area is generous.

Lightwave T1 Trek Tent Features

Outer-Tent

  • Low-cut all round to keep wind-blown rain out
  • Two vents at front and one at rear
  • Single zip front door that gives three opening positions
  • Velcro attachments on inside to tie around poles in strong winds
  • Double guy-points on each side of front pole
  • Single guy-points on each side of rear pole
  • 2 x emergency pole-sleeves in front vent openers
  • Lightweight 70 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 40-denier nylon
  • Coated on both sides with silicone to 5000 mm hydrostatic head

Inner tent

  • Side-hung door that is easy to keep clear of the ground
  • Two internal pockets
  • Two stash pockets in front “wings” for cooking utensils etc

Groundsheet

  • Tough 135 g/m2 taffeta fabric woven from 150-denier polyester
  • Coated with PU to 5000 mm hydrostatic head
  • Bathtub construction with reinforced stress points

Inner tent canopy

  • Lightweight 45 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 40-denier nylon
  • Small “no see um” mesh panels at ventilation channels

Tent Poles

  • 2 x 9.00 mm DAC 7001-T6 with insert connections
  • ARCHitektur configuration for reliability and stability
  • Front pole 267 cm, rear pole 233 cm, folded length 38 cm

Tent Guylines

  • 4 x 3.0 metres, 3 mm reflective nylon with Linelok adjusters

Tent Pegs

  • 14 x ultra-tough 16 cm square-section Lightning pegs, 11g each

Other Tent Features

  • Tent bag with accessories pocket, pole bag with reinforced base, pitching instructions
  • Colour: Forest green
  • Pack size: 43 x 15 cm

Tent Weight

  • Flysheet 745g
  • Inner tent 980g
  • Tent Poles 360g
  • Accessories 265g
  • 2350g (complete)

Lightwave T2 Trek XT Tent

Lightwave T2 Trek TentUpdate : The T2 Trek XT is now called the T20 Trail XT.

The t2 trek xt is a very spacious two-person tunnel tent with a large extended vestibule. Despite its apparent size, roomy inner and cavernous vestibule, it still weighs comfortably less than 3.0 kg. This combination of space and low weight, plus its excellent all-year-round performance, make the t2 trek xt one of our best sellers in Europe and the UK. It is versatile enough to be used for winter camping, wilderness trekking, cycle touring or base camp use – we have lost track of the number of places around the world where the t2 trek xt has turned up.

Lightwave T2 Trek XT Tent Features

Outer Tent / Flysheet

  • Low-cut all round to keep wind-blown rain out
  • Two vents at front and one at rear
  • Two large doors, one on each side of vestibule
  • Velcro attachments on inside to tie around poles in strong winds
  • Double guypoints on each side of front pole
  • Single guypoints on each side of rear and vestibule poles
  • 2 x emergency pole-sleeves in front vent openers
  • Lightweight 70 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 40-denier nylon
  • Coated on both sides with silicone to 5000 mm hydrostatic head

Inner tent

  • Side-hung door that is easy to keep clear of the ground
  • Two internal pockets
  • Two stash pockets in front “wings” for cooking utensils etc

Tent Groundsheet

  • Tough 135 g/m2 taffeta fabric woven from 150-denier polyester
  • Coated with PU to 5000 mm hydrostatic head
  • Bathtub construction with reinforced stress points

Inner canopy

  • Lightweight 45 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 40-denier nylon
  • Small “no see um” mesh panels at ventilation channels

Tent Poles

  • 3 x 9.00 mm DAC 7001-T6 with insert connections
  • ARCHitektur configuration for reliability and stability
  • Front pole 298 cm, rear pole 250 cm, vestibule pole 245 cm, folded length 40 cm

Guylines

  • 6 x 3.0 metres, 3 mm reflective nylon with Linelok adjusters

Tent Pegs

  • 18 x ultra-tough 16 cm square-section Lightning pegs, 11 g each

Other Tent Features

  • Tent bag with accessories pocket, pole bag with reinforced base, pitching instructions
  • Colour: Forest green
  • Pack size: 44 x 18 cm

Tent Weight

  • Flysheet 990 g
  • Inner tent 1020 g
  • Poles 545 g
  • Accessories 335 g
  • Weight: 2890 g (complete)

Lightwave G1 Ion Tent

Lightwave g1 ion TentUpdate: We are not currenlty stocking the Ion range and instead recommend the Lightwave Hyper T20.

The Lightwave  g1 ion tent is a lightweight two-person, three-pole semi-geodesic tent that is ideal for camping and travels around the world.

Having a high-cut fly and large mesh panels on the inner, it is optimised for warmer climates. (You might find it cool in more wintry conditions). Although the flysheet is sufficiently water-resistant for four-season use, its high-cut baseline means the inner is more vulnerable to splashing in hard rainfall.

The g1 ion is very light and easy to pitch, but being the smallest two-person tent in the Lightwave range, some people may prefer the larger g2 ion. It nevertheless retains a generous porch area and excellent headroom.

G1 Ion Tent Features

Tent Flysheet/ Outer Tent

  • Lightweight 70 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 40-denier nylon
  • Coated on both sides with silicone to 3000 mm hydrostatic head
  • High-cut baseline for ventilation
  • Single zip front door that gives three opening positions
  • Velcro attachments on inside to tie around poles in strong winds
  • Single guypoint on each side and at two at rear (4 in total)

Inner tent

  • Side-hung door that is easy to keep clear of the ground
  • Two internal pockets

Tent Specifications

Tent Groundsheet

  • Lightweight 110 g/m2 taffeta fabric woven from 70-denier polyester
  • Coated with PU to 3000 mm hydrostatic head
  • Bathtub construction with reinforced stress points

Inner canopy

  • Lightweight 45 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 40-denier nylon
    Small “no see um” mesh panels at ventilation channels

Lightwave g1 ion Tent Poles

  • 3 x 9.00 mm DAC 7001-T6 with insert connections
  • ARCHitektur configuration for reliability and stability
  • Front pole 287 cm, diagonal poles 307 cm, folded length 40 cm

Tent Guylines

  • 3 x 2.5 metres, 3 mm reflective nylon with Linelok adjusters

Lightwave g1 ion Tent Pegs

  • 12 x ultra-tough 16 cm square-section Lightning pegs, 11 g each

Other Tent Features

  • Tent bag with accessories pocket, pole bag with reinforced base, pitching instructions
  • 12 x ultra-tough 16 cm square-section Lightning pegs, 11 g each
  • Colour: Dusky blue
  • Pack size: 43 x 14 cm

Lightwave g1 ion Tent Weight

  • Flysheet 575 g
  • Inner tent 800 g
  • Poles 615 g
  • Accessories 245 g
  • Weight: 2355 g (complete)

Lightwave g1 Ultra Tent

Lightwave g1 Ultra TentUpdate: We are not currenlty stocking the Ultra range and instead recommend the Lightwave Hyper T20.

The Lightwave g1 ultra is an exceptionally lightweight and compact two-person, three-pole semi-geodesic tent that is ideal for long backpacking trips where the weight of every item has to be kept to a minimum.

Its free-standing inner and small footprint make it easy to position and pitch in the most awkward camping sites, making it ideal for travelling or trekking in rocky regions.

Although the g1 is the smallest of the Lightwave two-person tents, it still has a generous vestibule, but it may not suit larger people. At a complete weight of 2.1 kg, the g1 ultra is probably the lightest tent of its type without compromising its durability or genuine four-season performance.

Lightwave g1 Ultra Features

Outer Tent / Flysheet

  • Low-cut all round to keep wind-blown rain out
  • Two vents at front and one at rear
  • Single zip front door that gives three opening positions
  • Velcro attachments on inside to tie around poles in strong winds
  • Double guypoints on each side and at rear (6 in total)
  • 2 x emergency pole-sleeves in front vent openers
  • Ultralight 50 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from high-strength 30-denier nylon 6.6
  • Coated on both sides with silicone to 5000 mm hydrostatic head

Inner tent

  • Side-hung door that is easy to keep clear of the ground
  • Two internal pockets

Lightwave g1 Ultra Tent Specifications

Tent Groundsheet

  • Ultralight 75 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from high-strength 50-denier nylon 6.6
  • Coated with PU to 5000 mm hydrostatic head
  • Bathtub construction with reinforced stress points

Inner canopy

  • Lightweight 40 g/m2 ripstop fabric woven from 30-denier nylon 6.6
  • Small “no see um” mesh panels at ventilation channels

Lightwave g1 Ultra Tent Poles

  • 3 x 8.84 mm DAC Featherlite with swaged connections
  • ARCHitektur configuration for reliability and stability
  • Front pole 287 cm, diagonal poles 307 cm, folded length 40 cm

Tent Guylines

  • 3 x 3.0 metres, 1.5mm Lightning (Dyneema/polyester) guylines with mini-Linelok adjusters

Lightwave Tent Pegs

  • 12 x ultra-tough 16 cm square-section Lightning pegs, 11 g each

Other Lightwave g1 Ultra Tent Features

  • Tent bag with accessories pocket, pole bag with reinforced base, pitching instructions
  • Colour: Wilderness green
  • Pack size: 43 x 14 cm

Lightwave g1 Ultra Tent Weight

  • Flysheet 640 g
  • Inner tent 735 g
  • Poles 520 g
  • Accessories 220 g
  • Weight: 2115 g (complete)

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