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A year-round shelter for your wilderness adventures.

Rain or shine, snow or sleet, the Terra Nova Ultra Quasar 2-Person Tent comes through for you. This year-round shelter boasts ripstop nylon with a PU coating for added moisture resistance. Stash your gear in either of two vestibules and enjoy a spacious interior for winter card games or summer ghost stories. When it's time to move out, the Ultra Quasar packs down to just over six pounds.
  • Fully taped seams prevent moisture from seeping in even after prolonged exposure
  • DAC Featherlite poles cut back on weight without sacrificing structural integrity
  • Mesh door allows ventilation as desired

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The Ultra Quasar has always been at the cutting edge of low weight mountain tents and still remains the only choice when a combination of total reliability and low weight are esential.

The same stable, spacious design gains a radically redesigned inner with white fabric and scalloped pole sleeves. The result is improved ventilation, reduced weight and a light airy feel. 8.55mm DAC Featherlite poles (as used on the Laser Comp) reduce weight further to well under 3Kg minimum weight. The new guyline system is stronger and easier to use further increasing poor weather stability.

Low weight, two entrances and an exceptionally stable geodesic design

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The best, but difficult setup

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Used this tent on Mt Shasta glaciers and training climbs. An excellent combo of light weight, durability, stability in high winds, and roomy size. Easily fits two adults 6' 180 lbs and gear in vestibules. Rock solid, water proof, and excellent ventilation.

My only complaint is the difficulty of sliding poles through the sleeves - especially trying to remove them for take down or setting it up in a snow pit for wind protection (no room to extend them away from the tent when feeding through the sleeves). This does make a lighter and stronger setup than clips though. My guide has used this on McKinley in gale force winds with no issues.

Overall, it's the best 2-wall 2-person mountaineering tent out there if you don't require quick setup time.