Due to its 100% freestanding nature, pegging is kept to a minimum when optimising its strength / weight ratio.
There's a spacious inner and porch, the porch door can be fixed open in several ways to provide the most suitable weather protection for the current conditions."
- Sleeps: 1
- Season Rating Spec: 4 Season Backpacking
- Free standing?: Yes (tent can be pitched without guying out)
- Minimum Weight: 1.49Kg (3lb 4oz)
- Packed Weight: 1.69Kg (3lb 12oz)
- Number of Porches: 1
- Number of Doors: 1
- Pitch Type: Fly and Inner pitch together
- Pitch Time: (estimate): 5mins
- Range: 4 Season Backpacking
- Packed Size: 45cm x 14cm
- Flysheet: Watershed R/S 30D Si/PU 6000mm
- Floor: Waterbloc 10,000mm
- Poles: 8.64mm TN Reflex
- Pegs: 11 Alloy 11g
- Guylines: 4 x Dyneema Reflective
- Inner Door: Half Mesh
Can’t believe the customer care service I had from FreshAir Junkie and Terra Nova Tents . Both excelled in the repair of my southern cross 1. From within 48 hours contacting FreshAir junkie about my tent I actually had it picked up from terra nova tents and brought back the next day to my door . Absolutely awesome service from both companies. Thanks guys that means I can get out this weekend.
Not the lightest backpacking tent out there but light enough and 4 season.
Pitches as one,freestanding and with an adequate size storage area for a backpack and boots.
I use mine with a Zephyros porch tarp which gives a dry entrance so that the outer door can be partially opened to increase ventilation even during rain.
This also allows a small external area for storage or cooking .
I also recommend that you use it with a footprint which means that there is a floor to the entrance and storage area ,which again reduces condensation and muddy knees.
To summarise,I would be confident in using this tent in just about any weather
Final recommendation for Fresh Air Junkie-fast service,parcel well packed and a competitive price.
Delivery was prompt, no issues. As the tent is freestanding I was able to clear a space in my hallway and 'pitch' it, looks great. Currently blizzards and gale force winds here in the north of Scotland, I hope to do summit camps with it from next month.
Great service my order arrived on time and I am over the moon with the terra nova southern cross 1