At last from Henry Shires a pyramid tent which you can have open when it rains but the inside doesn’t get wet – and also an acceptable weight at 496 grams including stakes – for the single model.
It looks a little like my Deer Hunter’s Tent. Parallel evolution is fascinating. Like my tent it also doesn’t need a guy line at the front, so you could have a fire in that spot if you wanted to. Risking a fire with such an expensive and meltable fabric as Dyneema would be an option only for the well- heeled I suspect which is why I generally prefer my DIY Tyvek efforts none of which has ever let me down anyway.
Nonetheless I think the Aeon Li would be an excellent ultralight summer tent for folks in a hurry. Price is yet to be announced but likely to be much more than a roll of Tyvek.
- Dyneema® fabrics for the ultimate in strength and weight savings
- Fully taped and waterproof: 8,000mm+ hydrostatic head pressure rating
- Single trekking pole support; no pole in your living space
- Front vestibule can be completely rolled back with no apex guyline required
- Fits people up to 7 ft / 213 cm tall
- Generous vestibule for excellent gear storage space
- Excellent ventilation, views, and moisture management
- Taut pitch with PitchLoc™ foldable corners and integrated line tighteners
- Pole handle side up or down
- Reflective spectra cord guylines
- Fast setup — about 2 minutes from sack to pitched
- Catenary ridgelines for shape and performance
- Sleeps: 1
- Seasons: 3+
- Weight: 15.8 oz / 448 g tent body + 1.7 oz / 48 g stakes (included)
- Interior Height: 47 in / 119 cm
- Floor Width: 30 in / 76 cm
- Floor Length: 88 in / 224 cm
- Stakes: 6 x 6 in / 15 cm Easton Nanos (included)
- Packed size: 14 in x 4 in / 36 cm x 10 cm
Note: Tent body weight includes guylines, struts, and stuffsacks.