A couple of interesting new tents have popped on to the radar screen in the last week.
The SoLong 6 is from LightHeart Gear in the US and looks like an interesting hybrid shelter with masses of internal space. Jolly Green Giant bought a cuben version and reviews it here. My thoughts are that it looks very interesting at 765g for the silnylon version and c.600g for the cuben (both without pegs). However, it’s not quite right for UK conditions. A lower fly, a larger porch, some roof vents and not quite so much mesh would do it for me.
PTC* has been to KORS 2011. In his report, he looks at some new tents from Vango. Below is the new Helium Carbon. The one man version weighs 800g. It looks pretty interesting up against the Power Lizard the Laser range. The TBS system should make it very stable. The flattened roof arch is also an attraction. What about combining the pole system of the SoLong with the design of the Helium? That would make an interesting tent.
Picture courtesy of PTC*