This tent is an
awesome backpacking tent, it is lightweight at just under 3kg, so
ideal for the rucksack or perfect for camping in windy conditions.
The site we used this tent on was very windy, and it was easy to put
it, two poles into each corner and then a supporting pole and the
peg it out. It is as simple as that. The space inside is a good size
with enough room for two people, the air mattresses and your
rucksack. It is a light colour and gives a roomy feel.
What got me the most was how well this tent held up in the winds,
you can see this in the video below. The trees was all over the pace
with the wind and the tent barely moved in the wind. It was even
better when we got inside, there was a small amount of flapping, but
that was maybe just me not tightening up the guys enough, however
the tent was not affected by the wind at all. It help well, it stood
its ground and is the perfect companion for when up a mountain or a
very windy site on a coastal walk.
I would strongly recommend this tent to anyone looking to do the
The two-person Merlin is a two-porch/door single hoop tent that
pitches outer first or together. It has an apex cross pole to extend
the headroom into the porch areas. The use of a hub each side to
connect two lower poles with the main hoop increases inner tent
space and helps create vent protection. The tent features the storm
guard system and single rop pegging points provide easy adjustment.
Flysheet - Hydrotex LT with sealed
seams, 40D ripstop 100%nylon siliconised outside and PU coated
inside Fire retardant
Hydrostatic Head -3000 mm
Taping - Taped seams
Pitching way - Flysheet first or as one
Inner tent - 30D ripstop polyester, 100% polyester, breathable
Floor - 75D polyester Taffete 185T, 100%polyester, 10,000 mm
Poles - Alloy DAC #7001 pressfit, T6, 9.5 mm, anodised
Pack size - 44 x 16 cm
Max/Min weight - 2.72 / 2.49 kg
Sleeps - 2 persons
Usage - Versatile living space and quick-pitch design will appeal to
lightweight adventurers like trekkers, kayakers and cyclists.