Rating: 5 / 5
Nallo weight 2.2kg I have reduced this to 2.05 by trimming guys and tags and using light titanium stakes. The Nallo easily has room for 2 full length x 50cm mats, you can tuck clothes bags in a strip down both sides to keep the sleepimg bags away from the inner walls. There is room for food bags below the foot in the inner. A 5'9" person can sit up easily. Bathtub upstand 75mm. I have woken up in a puddle and not been wet. Large porch at one end. It is best to face the foot into the wind, this may cause a conflict if you like your head to be uphill. 5 guys at the bottom of the fly, and 4 double storm guys. This tent is very solid unless the wind changes and starts coming from the side. The front Nallo hoop is reinforced by the inner door when it is zipped shut, so I predict the back hoop would fail first. This would take an extremely strong side wind much worse than I have enocountered
If a bit of extra weight is allowable this is a more comfortable tent than our alternative, the Terra Nova Laser 1.3kg small 2 person. Therefore when we go cycle camping, this is the tent of choice.
Is it the best for a fortnight of high level Scottish rain in May We are going to try the Terra Nova Laser to find out if you can save 750 gram. My concern is that in the worst case the Laser is too tight to be able to keep your bedding dry. If it is one of those years where it rains continuously you may slowly gets sodden, with no chance to dry out. This has not happened to me it may be that good technique would keep you dry. 750 grams less weight is however a big incentive.
The laser was successful on the challenge because the weather was so dry. Perhaps a better test at a later date