For single skinned Gore-Tex tents for use at extreme altitudes and serious base camp tents you will need to check out our Extreme Expedition Tents.
Our range of fell running and adventure racing tents includes the world's lightest tent, the Terra Nova Laser Photon, which weighs an unbelievable 790g, and the extremely popular Lightwave t0 Trek, which is tough enough to be used for backpacking too. There is plenty more from other manufacturers such as VauDe!
Our first love at Up and Under is mountains, and here you'll find some excellent tents for having a sleep on them. The staff favourite is the rock-solid Crux X2 Storm. For those who want a stable tent, but need to keep weight low, try the Lightwave F2 Ultra or the g1 and g2 Ultra. The range also includes contributions from Terra Nova with their various Quasar and Hyperspace options.
If you're not too bothered about weight, and don't expect to camp on mountain tops, have a look at the Vaude Taurus and Campo series or our range of Family, Group and Economy tents.
Most of the catagories on the comparison chart are self explanatory. However;
The Crux X1 Assault takes the 3 pole design of the X1 Strike mountain tent but adds an external porch for storage, cooking and thus increased comfort. The tent has a relatively small footprint so that it will pitch in small spaces between boulders but the addition of the porch means that although the body of the tent is fully self-supporting the porch will need pegging out making it less friendly for use on snow.
The X1 footprint fits under all Crux X1 tents. Perfect for if you use your tent a lot and want to increase its durability, or if your current footprint is damaged. Great for rocky ground or glacial moraine.
The Crux X1 Raid is a simple, light, yet bomber 2-pole mountain tent in the tried and tested design of a Bibler style bivvy-tent. So we know the design works for serious high mountain use but what sets the Crux X1 apart from its competitors?
The Crux X1 Strike takes the design of the X1 Raid but adds an extra pole that adds slightly more rigidity to the tent but most importantly provides more space and headroom at the front of the tent and more protection from the elements when you open the door thus increasing your comfort for longer trips. This is all done without increasing the tents footprint so that it still pitches easily in small spaces between boulders and is totally self-supporting for firm pitches on snow.
The Crux's X2 Bomb is an incredible tent, with an amazingly robust 50denier flysheet, it can withstand phenomenally harsh stormy weather and for its size the X2 Bomb is relatively light. It also has a spacious porch, providing adequate storing space, whilst giving more freedom of movement and comfort.
The Crux X2 Bomb Groundsheet is made up of two parts: a footprint that fits under the inner tent, plus a groundsheet for the porch. The two sections can be used separately or joined by means of a Velcro strip to form a single piece.
An essential piece of kit to repair broken tent poles.
Highlander 18cm aluminum tent peg set (7'') with special blue anti-corrosion paint finish. Ideal for attaching a tent on soft or grassy substrates. They perfectly hold the cord. Thanks to aluminum they are extremely light and easy to transport . The package contains 6 tent pegs.
Ultra-light camping pegs that despite its narrow cross-section, it still has excellent resistant to bending and can take a beating, so still super durable and strong. Great for if you want to make your pack lighter, or have lost your original ones.
A spacious 2 person tent suitable for backpacking, trekking and giving 4 season protection year in all but the most adverse weather conditions. Great stability is achieved courtesy of the 3 pole geodesic design, 3 double guying points, and 3 8.5mm DAC poles, yet the weight is a modest 2.5Kg. The porch area is generous but for those wishing even more space it might be worth considering the XT version which has an extended vestibule. The fly is low cut to the ground so that there is good protection from wind-blown rain.
A spacious 2 person tent suitable for backpacking, trekking and giving 4 season protection year in all but the most adverse weather conditions. The extended vestibule has space for 2 bicycles (laid down, front wheel removed) or can provide plenty of space for safer cooking in rainy weather.
TheLightwave g20 ultra is an ultra light geodesic tent designed for lightweight backpacking, adventure travel and wilderness trekking. Made from some of the highest quality fabrics around, this tent wont let you down.
The Lightwave g30 trek XT is a spacious 3 person tent suitable for backpacking, trekking and giving 4 season protection year in all but the most adverse weather conditions and is a popular choice for long camping trips. The extended vestibule (which has a maximum length of 190cm) has space for 2 bicycles (laid down, front wheel removed) or can provide plenty of space for safer cooking in rainy weather.
Lightwave's guylines as used on the ultra range of tents. A mix of dyneema and polyester for a UV-inert, ultra-light and very strong guy. They are 250cm long and weigh 3g each.