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Power Lizard 1-2 Person 2016 version

Power Lizard 1-2 Person 2016 version
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Our Price:  £399.99
List Price:  £429.99
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Product Code:  WF110
Brand:  Vaude


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This excellent 1 - 2 person tent from Vaude heralds a new era in lightweight performance from this well known name.

Having used this tent on a few occasions I can happily state that it is fantastic for the taller person. Anyone up to about 6' 6" will have plenty of room in length and width, plus all the weight saving benefits. It will take two people on the other hand in reasonable comfort. It isn't a generous two person fit, however we feel that 2 people up to about 6' with their lightweight gear will fit in easily, making it perfect for adventure racing.

This also places it ideally within the realms of cycle touring. A fantastic small pack size, enables greater comfort on such a trip.

There are 13 inner connection points to join the inner and outer, so you can break the tent down when wet to save ingress. It also allows you to have a super lightweight bivvy tent and you can leave the inner at home to save even more weight.

Supplied with 8 'proper' titanium slim stakes, this will keep the tent stable in all but the worst weather. The ventilation is good and in use there isn't any inner tent droop on the face to disturb your nights sleep.

For those worried about heat loss, the inner tent is made from a very fine nylon with just a small area of mesh to allow air flow. Using it on a sub zero night, it kept me warm and only when the door was open did the temperature drop quickly.

I've also found it easy to pitch on uneven ground. Other lightweight tents of a similar design can suffer from continual adjustment to try and get a taught pitch. So far this tent has proven itself to be easy to erect and there's only the need to do the single adjustment.

The only suggestion we would make is to purchase 2 other slim line titanium stakes to lock down the lateral pole and some Dyneema with line locks, to replace the single long cord of the two side guys. By splitting the tent from the poles and pegs it is easier to compress the packing down to 20cm x 10cm.

The materials used are typical of these types of lightweight tents, however Vaude have a top pedigree of experience of manufacturing with them and thus the design is stable in high winds.

There's a good generous vestibule, for storing a rucksack and other needs, and if you need even more floor space the inner can be unclipped from the tension band and pulled back even further.

Yes we are impressed with this tent and feel the taller backpacker, or those wanting LOTS of solo space will be more than happy.

Please note this is the 2016 version. The flysheet has been recut and there are now loads more ventilation options.


  • Single arch construction
  • Excellent ventilation through mesh and vents
  • Colour: Green
  • Poleset weight: 202g
  • Inner and flysheet weight: 792g
  • Total weight 994g / 2lbs 3.1oz (excluding pegs, 10 supplied, 44g in total)
  • Fly Material: PA 20D R/S Siliconised on both sides
  • Inner Material: 20D PES Fine Mesh
  • Floor Material: PA 40D 240T RS, lam 10,000mm
  • Packed dimensions: 35 x 10 cm
  • Poles: Al 7001 T6; featherlite 7.5mm
  • Pegs: 8
  • Guylines: 2

Our measurements

  • Weight of fly only: 385g
  • Weight of inner only: 403g
  • End Poles: 2 x 27g (All poles fold down to maximum length of 34cm)
  • Main Pole: 142g
  • 8 Titanium Pegs: 43g
  • Pegs Bag: 2g
  • Pole Bag: 6g
  • Main bag: 15g
  • Total 1050g by my scales.
  • Floor space of inner not including mud flap: 91cm x 228cm
Average Rating (4 Reviews):  
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Monday, 15 February 2016  | 

I have just bought my second Power Lizard having worn out the first with extensive use.
It is a very roomy tent for a solo backpacker and mine has withstood severe alpine storms. I am sticking with it because I know it foibles, which take a little time to learn and because at a push I can squeeze my partner in when she meets me on walks. Lightness always involves compromise but this is an ace tent. The big hoop means a lot less wind resistance than the sleeve you normally have with this style of tent.

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14 of 17 people found this review helpful.

Brilliant Tent
Tuesday, 15 September 2015  | 

I am very impressed by this tent. I'm 6' 3" tall and weigh 85Kg and compared to the first 'lightweight' tent I bough (Laser Comp 2) this is like a cathedral inside. masses of room for both me and all my gear.
It's very easy to pitch and get right the fist time due to the square ends to the fly - peg one end out, then peg the other end out getting it square by eye and the job is done. I've not had it out in bad waether yet (at 70 I don't feel obliged to go out in all weathers any more) but I'm sure it would cope well.
I like to pitch the outer and inner separately so i can keep the inner dry and pack them separately - inner inside the rucsac and fly in the mesh pocket of my Mariposa, and my only gripe so far is that it's slightly tedious getting the toggles through the loops to attach the inner.
Oh, and I've replaced that wierd end guy setup that requires you to get the peg in exactly the right position with two separate guys using the same peg - the guy to the bottom of the pole isn't really necessary except in a strong wind IMO.

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18 of 21 people found this review helpful.

my 1st lightweight tent
Tuesday, 28 July 2015  | 

this is my first minimal tent , l have set it up and spent a night in this tent to assess the setup and to adjust to being more confined ,there is just enough room to move and store medium backpack 50lt, 8 pegs came with this tent but is outfitted to take 10 ? .if you are like me and new to this sort of camping l would practise at home first to adapt , l am over 6ft and heavy built but l found this not unpleasant , just takes a little getting use to.

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8 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Power lizard tent
Friday, 28 March 2014  | 

Order the power lizard tent for a trip to Skye over the Easter weekend.2014
Only erected in the garden and I now looking forward to Easter to spend time trying it out on the hill. 5 star delivery service would thoroughly recommend Backpacking light

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8 of 28 people found this review helpful.

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