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Wilderness Magazine Trial the Weka 2

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Wilderness Magazine have trialed our Weka 2 Hiker tent in their September issue. They voted it the Best Tent on a Budget and given it their coveted 'Wilderness Recommends' Badge!

The Weka 2 is spacious for a two-person tent, and for the price, is a great option for camping as long as weight isn’t an issue. At 2400g, it’s fairly hefty and will require it to be split between your group.

Pitching is a breeze; with colour-coded aluminium poles and a full-coverage tent fly which snaps into place with adjustable buckles.

There’s ample headroom in this tent; it’s unique configuration provides enough space to sit up without your head grazing the ceiling. With both entrances open, it feels airy and spacious and is roomy enough not to feel cramped.

Ample vestibules provide plenty of storage space.

The tent was put through its paces on several trips. It held up in the wind, rain, on sandy beaches and in mud puddles. The 4000mm fly and 5000mm floor was up to the task; during one heavy downpour, the tent ended up in a puddle almost tipping over the bathtub floor, but we remained bone-dry inside.

This low-cost tent can handle the rigours of the New Zealand outdoors and despite its weight; the price tag makes it an attractive option.

- Meghan Walker (for Wilderness Magazine)

See the full article here

Voted Best Tent on a Budget

Scores (out of 5):

*Value 5

*Weight 3

*Comfort 5

*Features 3

*In use 4

OVERALL 4

  • Our 4000mm double-coated aqua rating with fire retardant and SPF50 UV coating means you can relax and stay safe and dry. Our 4000mm double-coated aqua rating with fire retardant and SPF50 UV coating means you can relax and stay safe and dry.
  • Alloy Tri-Pegs are lightweight but very strong. Alloy Tri-Pegs are lightweight but very strong.
  • Polyester storm ropes are fitted with alloy Tri-Glide Tensioners for extra performance. Polyester storm ropes are fitted with alloy Tri-Glide Tensioners for extra performance.
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