Coleman Avior X3 Backpacking Tent £60 delivered Amazon

Coleman Avior X3 Backpacking Tent £60 delivered Amazon

Found 26th Sep 2011
Ultralight tent, great for backpackers, meant for three people, but best suited for two. great reviews. and £10cheaper than it's previous lowest according to CamelCamelCamel…L2G

Flysheet fabric: Polyester ripstop, 4 000 mm PU coated, taped seams, UV Pro
Fabric: Polyester breathable and no-see-um mesh
Groundsheet: Nylon, PU coated 5 000 mm taped seams
Poles: Aluminium 7001-T6
Carry bag type: 2 way compression with V-shape
Carry bag dimensions: 37 x 16.5 cm Ø
Headroom: 110 cm
Weight: 2.95 kg
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Ultralite isn't almost 3kg for a 'two' man tent... Cold, cold, cold...

Ultralite isn't almost 3kg for a 'two' man tent... Cold, cold, cold...

Ultralight is my words. And its a 3man tent. fine by me if you want to spend 150+ on a 1kg 2man tent that doesn't house 2. But the deals damn good.
good price but would consider the vango banshee 300 at 2.6kg , bit dearer though , can get it at blacks at moment for £72 using disount codes , used it for 5 day trek in corsica this summer , no issues with it

Banshee 300 although it says 3 man is a 2 man plus kit , cant comment on this ones use as a 3 man though

Got a coleman rigel exponent x2 tent though and it very lightweight , though only one person. Can rec coleman brand as it has never leaked despite torrential rain

heat added , gets great reviews

Edited by: "desdan" 27th Sep 2011

i have one of these and think its a brilliant tent, paid about £90 for mine which was cheapest at the time.

good points:
its totally solid even in very windy conditions and it doesnt get uncomfortably hot even in direct sunlight because of the 2 doors and ventilation mesh at the top. You can fit 3 people in it fine although the backpacks may need to go in the front compartment. i bought it because the sleeping compartment is 2.3 metres long (im 2 metres tall but use my backpack as a pillow). it compresses very well, so much so infact that my friend though it was my down sleeping bag. the weight i would say is probably 90% fabric from the tent, both the alum poles and pegs are very light, you can remove the inner mesh sheet to save alot of weight and the floor in the front compartment is unclippable to shave off a few more 100g's.

the bad points:
The zip on the side gets stuck in the fabric ALOT, even when being careful. it is easy to untangle though because of the type of material and i have never managed to rip it.
Another reviewer managed to put a hole through his flysheet because he didnt put the poles back in its bag that it came with, not so much a bad point as a warning.
its tricky to put up, even after practice it still take a little while to get everything taut and pegged down, off the top of my head there is about 14 pegs to put in for guy lines and anchors.
the side door drips water directly inside the tent if you open it after its been raining, it also drips down from the top inside if you leave the door open, would of been nice for them to have designed the top to overhang a bit so it drips onto grass instead of the tent floor when its raining.

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