The VLT is a single skin fully waterproof single person tent designed for backpacking. It fully protects against wind, water and insects and it is ideally pitched using two trekking poles, but can also be pitched with a single pole or trekking pole.
At under 950 grams the VLT falls into the Very Lightweight category rather than Ultra-Lightweight category for backpacking tents. Making a tent in this category means that we were able to design it to be spacious, both inside the tent and the porch, and with a generous head height compared to other similar tents.
We’ve also used 15D silicon coated fabric for the flysheet and 20D double sides silicon coated for the floor – these fabrics offer longer term durability compared to 10D and 7D fabrics used by Ultra-Lightweight tent manufacturers, and the waterproof ratings are generally higher.
The mesh inner is a B3 mesh which has the lowest holes per inch, required sizing to keep the Scottish midge from getting inside the tent.
Pitching the tent with two trekking poles allows you to maximise the internal volume of the tent and massively improves the integrity of the internal space in windy conditions – lightweight tents without the ability to support the sides suffer badly from the wind compromising the inside volume by blowing the tent out of shape. The VLT solves this problem completely.
As with all single skin tents you will experience condensation when using the VLT, people who have not used single skin tents before are often surprised by how much condensation results from a night sleeping in one, this is normal and should be mopped up in the morning if required. There are two vents in the tent which should help reduce the amount of condensation though to work effectively there needs to be an airflow, a light wind is ideal.
When conditions allow try sleeping with the door fastened open – this works like a massive vent and is an effective measure to reduce condensation – it’s also a nice way to sleep.
All the seams are fully taped and the VLT is waterproof ‘out of the box’, there should be no need for seam sealing any of the seams.
We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm Monday to Friday, on the same day. Free shipping is offered for UK Orders over £15 order value. The form of shipping will be at our discretion and will be at the most cost effective service. For most parcels this will be Royal Mail Second Class Post, the timescale for delivery is not guaranteed but Royal Mail aim to deliver second class post in 3-4 working days. Some parcels may require a signature.
Faster shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu, First Class post is available, as is Next Working Day Delivery. We can arrange Next Day Delivery for a Saturday (when the order is placed on Friday) - call us for charges on an individual basis (01740 661467).
We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm the same day. The default shipping is 'Standard Delivery'. This is an airmail service which does not offer tracking but is very reliable. We have learned from experience that transit times for non-UK orders can be very unpredictable. To geographically close countries in Europe the times are generally up to 4-5 days but can sometimes take a lot longer - we don't know why.
So, for EU Orders over £15 in value we offer FREE delivery, but the service time is unpredictable. If you need your order by a specific date you can opt for a faster service at the checkout.
Faster tracked shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu on the checkout page for options. Typically the service we can offer is 2,3 or 4 working days, if you require a faster delivery than is showing on the drop down menu please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we may be able to help.
We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm the same day. The default shipping charge is 'Standard Delivery'. This is an airmail service which does not offer tracking but is very reliable. We have learned from experience that transit times for non-UK orders can be very unpredictable. To geographically close countries in the times are generally up to 4-5 days but can take a lot longer - we don't know why. Countries farther afield generally take longer but the spread of transit times is amazing, we have been notified of parcels arriving in Australia after 3 days and others taking a month and (rarely) longer than this.
So, while the shipping options for ROW are quite cheap the service time is unpredictable.
Faster tracked shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu on the checkout page for options. If you require a faster delivery than we are offering please contact us at email@example.com as we may be able to help.