This product is 'as new' and been used for demo only.
Image of the actual product.
The Habitat from Luxe is a very generous and roomy 2 person shelter, which offers the best of both worlds.
1) As a shelter with inner nest, and exits on both sides, and
2) As a stand along shelter/tarp tent, using just the footprint supplied.
It is supplied with shelter, nest, separate footprint, pegs and poles and weighs in with some very respectable weights.
As a tent (excluding separate footprint) 1885g, or as a tarp tent (excluding inner nest) 1616g.
This is certainly a realistic weight to share between two people, or even for one. The packed length is a minimum of 44cm, which means touring cyclists can also buy in confidence of the tent fitting in their panniers.
With a vestibule each side of the nest providing an extra 57cm at its widest point, so there's plenty of space for each occupant to store rucksack, boots and cooking gear. This leaves the sleeping footprint area of 205cm x 125cm, which is more than generous considering other models.
Ventilation is well thought out, with two large vents either end of the nest which open and close with velcro tabs and these are each behind a generous mesh storage pouch.
Once I had put it up, which was fairly straight forward, I could pick the nest up to align it to wherever I wanted, before throwing over the fly sheet.
I measured the inner floor area and although to length was good, once I was inside it with a sleeping mat I would say the shelter would be suitable for people 6'2" or under, which covers most users.
Once again, a great value tent from Luxe.
Comparison between the 3 habitat models
| ||Habitat 2. Discountinued ||Sil Habitat ||Habitat NX3 |
|Size ||125 x 205 ||135 x 210 || 135 x 210 |
|Inner || |
1085 Full Mesh
1088 Half Mesh
|Full Mesh ||Half Mesh |
|Footprint ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|Material ||210T PU ||260T Sil Nylon ||210T PU |
|Pole Joint ||Yunan Hud ||Yunan kivi type ||Yunan kivi type |
|Pole Tip Attach ||Grommet ||Alloy clip ||Alloy Clip |
|Weight ||2.1kg ||2.01kg ||2.51kg |