"The Helm Compact 1 is a 1 person, freestanding tent with generous inner and porch.
The Helm Compact 1 is a well proportioned, free-standing dome tent designed for the outdoor enthusiast looking for a lightweight tent which packs down to a compact pack size.
At just 30 x 17cm the tent packs easily into a rucksack or panniers.
A good choice for medium duration backpacking trips where more space may be needed.
The inner has plenty of headroom and there's a good sized porch for kit storage, plus extra storage space under the rear flysheet accessed from a small door in the inner.
Suitable for 3 season camping, the dome style provides more stability than a single hoop design such as the Zephyros 1.
Quick and easy to erect, the flysheet and inner pitch together.
The Helm Compact 1 has a mesh panel on the inner door plus a small mesh door with cover at the rear of the inner (which also allows access to the rear storage space) , providing several options for ventilation depending on weather conditions.
Comes with a side opening tarp style tent back which makes it easier to pack away when it's time to move on - simply roll the tent into the bag and pull tight.
A good choice for backpackers and campers looking for a roomy 1 person tent suitable for campsite stays and wild camping.
Key differences between the Helm Compact 1 and Helm 1:
Helm Compact 1 is quicker and easier to pitch with combined pegging point for flysheet and inner, new flysheet colour, yellow reflective guylines with cleat style runners, side opening tarp style tent bag, compact pack size (30x17cm), ventilation panels only on front and rear door.
We recommend using a footprint which sits under the groundsheet and porch area to help prolong the life of your tent. A footprint for the Helm Compact 1 is available."
- Sleeps: 1
- Season Rating Spec: 3 season backpacking
- Free standing?: No (tent requires guy lines to be pitched)
- Packed Weight: 1.97Kg (4lb 5oz)
- Number of Porches: 1
- Number of Doors: 1
- Pitch Type: Fly and Inner pitch together
- Packed Size: 30x17cm
- Flysheet: Stormex P4000 FR
- Floor: Aqua Stop P5000
- Poles: 8.5mm WC Superflex Alloy
- Pegs: 10 x Alloy 'V' Angle
- Guylines: 4 Black Reflective
- Inner Door: Half Mesh
This is a great little tent, perfect for multi day trips & good liveable space. I'd say you would get an adult and large dog in no drama, I've slept 2 11 year olds in it(head to tail).
Delivery was fast, will use this company again for sure
I purchased the tent which was the cheapest anywhere online. It was posted within days with great service. Would definitely use again.
Great service from this company.
Tent is ideal for me easy to pitch and strike. Well designed and constructed and great value at the price.
Amazing tent. Took it to wales for a couple of nights wild camping, and it didn’t disappoint on its maiden voyage. It states it isn’t freestanding, but it is, and can be put up and moved around with ease. I didn’t use guylines, only pegged down the mount points for pipes and super secure in the strong winds. Friend who has a hubbahubba was very impressed with my tent. Great room, I am 6’3 and fit fine for length, but I think if over 6’5 then opt for the helm2. Pitches quickly, secure, no condensation as good ventilation. Epic tent for lightweight camping. I will be using this for hiking or bikepacking trips. Honestly if you have any hesitation about buying this tent, don’t hesitate, press buy and you won’t be disappointed. Get the footprint if available, it wasn’t when I bought so just used a lightweight groundsheet I own already.
This was another n+1 purchase as I have far too many tents, however, after watching a few YouTube reviews I decided I needed to get a Helm 1 Compact. The speedy of posting and delivery was exceptional and I received the tent within 2 days. The tent is a great space and super strong when all guy lines are deployed. Used on one camp already on top of a cliff and it was rock solid. Very happy with the tent and FAJ customer service. Thank you.