The 2 person Peakarch is an exciting development in the excellent value for money performance lightweight series from Luxe Outdoor.
The shape may be reminiscent of the Saunders Spacepacker series which ceased production some 4 years ago and I’m sure it will appeal to many who have fond memories of the cavernous space and comfort it provided. In particular cycle tourers, backpackers and bushcrafters.
The Peakarch fly is made from a dual mixture of Siliconised/PU coated nylon and the complete package comes in just over the 2kg mark.
The PU coating is on the inside of the material and the Sil-Nylon is the outside. The inside of the shelter is seam sealed, which means the only area which 'may' require additional sealing in heavy weather use is the 'external' zip stitching using something like 'Silnet'.
The inner takes up just over half of the floor area with plenty of space for 2 full length mats, which leave more than ample vestibule at the front for wet gear storage, cooking and the like.
There’s a clever little door at the rear of the inner, which allows access to an enclosed small storage area and will be ideal for poles and boots or similar to be tucked out of the way and not clutter up the main vestibule space.
It is pitched fly first with a few pegs so you can get out of the rain and sort yourself out.
There are copious amount of pegging and guy points which means it’ll be rock solid in most weathers and the strong 11mm pole will give you confidence to sleep no matter what. The 17 included pegs will ensure you will be stable throughout the night.
The wide door with a double ended zip gives plenty of access and of course. It is also provides a great view when taking in the surroundings from within the comfort of the shelter.
Packed size: 57cm x 16cm (dia)
Pole section min: 57cm
17 Pegs: 180g
Total: 2.16 Kg