Svalbard Lite 2


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Svalbard Lite 2
Manufacturer Ferrino
Page By Nikolas_A
Page Type Jan 25, 2004 / Jan 25, 2004
Object ID 989
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  • Taped seams on fly-sheet and floor

  • Raisable and adjustable snow flap in the fly-sheet

  • Inner tent overhanged to poles with hooks for quick set-up

  • Tape adjustment system for fly-sheet attachment to the ground

  • Triple reinforcement at floor corners for better strength and waterproofing

  • Ventilation outlets


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Nikolas_A - Jan 29, 2004 6:15 am - Voted 3/5

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My first 4-season tent. It failed on its first use! It was a hell of a storm of course (2 out of 7 tents in the group held) but that was no excuse. One pole broke and punched through the fly (which came down on my face together with the inner tent). I bought a set of poles for the Selewa Cordilliera and patched the fly .Having bought the tent in a bargain at 50% (now you now why) the new poles didn't set me back for much and they are much better. I also changed the way the fly connects to the inner tent, which was another drawback: it used fastex buckles, which failed in strong winds. After this modifications it became a quite good tent but I wouldn't recommend going through all that trouble.

This design (common to many tents, like the Salewa Cordilliera or Sierra Leone) offers a lot of space but it is not very strong. In strong winds it would be a good idea to support the free ends of the third pole with your trekking poles.

-Warm: The aluminised fabric really makes a difference
-Easy setup
-Handy pockets/ shelf/ hook
-Light for its size

-The poles really suck
-The fastex buckles holding the fly fail

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