Ultralight backpackers, cycle tourists, and sea-kayakers will appreciate the Specialist? shelters: the interior space and comfort of a tent with a lower overall weight and more compact size than many bivis.
Weighing just 846 grams for the Duo, the Specialists? are the lightest fully enclosable shelters in their class. Each Specialist? comes with a set of 2 poles and 6 pegs made out of 7075 alloy for the best strength to weight ratio. They can also be erected with a pair of trekking poles and natural anchors making it perfect for gram saving enthusiasts, achieving a minimum packed weight of 633 grams.
For the shell, a 20D ultra lightweight waterproof breathable nylon fabric is used in conjunction with a 15D waterproof nylon for the walls, vestibules and the floor. Seam sealed throughout, the Specialists? improve waterproof properties while also maintaining impressive breathability. The ultra-fine mesh panel doors keep insects away and allow for maximum ventilation. Optional lightweight Tyvek?ground sheets are also available for added floor protection.
While the Specialists do have the best waterproof properties for their weight, they are not designed for multiple nights of heavy rain. If you expect heavy rainfalls on your trip please consider taking a double skin tent instead of a shelter.