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Peakarch (2 person)

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Product Code:  WF134
Brand:  Luxe Outdoor

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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.

Specifications
Packed size: 57cm x 16cm (dia)
Pole section min: 57cm

Weights
Outer: 883g
Inner: 771g
Pole: 332g
17 Pegs: 180g
Total: 2.16 Kg

Average Rating (2 Reviews):  
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Rating:  
Handy tent
Monday, 4 July 2016  | 

So far I have only put the tent up in the garden. Key criteria for me choosing the tent were: 1] putting up outer tent first. 2] be able to sit up properly inside 3] space for 2 people 4] under 2kg. This tent meets all these criteria.
It looks good set up and has a lot of lobby space. It was fairly easy to put up once I had figured out which way round the inner tent went and what it was supposed to attach to. The bag it fits in to is generous so easy to put back in, especially as it comes with a strap to hold it together when rolled up.
Overall all the components feel like they are good quality.

The 4 star rather 5 star rating I gave it is for the following reasons:
There is only an inner pocket on one side which for a tent designed for two people seems an oversight. Also the pocket itself is rather floppy so that things in it could easily fall out.
The top of the tent pegs are too sharp and so painful to push into the ground with your hand and you will need to have something to push with.
Again for a two person tent would have been nice if the tent could be accessed from both sides.

I am pleased with it and looking forward to cycling off with it soon.

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Rating:  
TGO Challenge Tested - And Passed
Sunday, 29 May 2016  | 

My wife and I bought this for our 2016 TGO Challenge on recommendation from Bob as we were looking for a spacious but lightweight two person shelter.

First a description: the Peakarch is an ununsual single-pole design which pitches outer-first and has an inner nest that hangs from the flysheet and is secured to tags at the bottom of the flysheet in six places, meaning it keeps its shape well. When pitched, the footprint is roughly hexagonal which, together with the rectangular nest, leads to two vestibules; one by the door and another (slightly smaller) on the opposite side. This is accessed from the nest through a zipped reach-through door and is large enough to store a rucksack. It cannot however be accessed from outside, which is a shame.

The tent pitched easily, even in strong winds, but the pitching method described in the instructions is ineffective and we soon found a better method. Essentially;
1. Identify wind direction and ensure that the pole is going to be oriented in this direction.
2. Insert pole into flysheet sleeve
3. Peg down the two ends where the pole meets the ground
4. Peg down the corners in a line perpendicular to the pole
5. Peg and guy the remainder of the tent.
We found this gives an even, taut and wind-resistant pitch.

Plus points of this tent:
Loads of room for two plus gear at an all-up weight of just 2kg.
Strong, alloy pole gives lots of reassurance in strong winds.
Easy to pitch, even by one person.
Inner nest can be readily dropped down, giving a cavernous area for living in during rain or (in our case) cold, biting winds.

Things we didn't like;
Tent seemed very prone to condensation, even with the two air vents open.
Peg design; this is personal choice, but the pegs were hard on the hands and I will probably replace them with V-shaped ones.
We would have liked to have a second door on the opposite side of the tent, to create two individual entries and vestibules, rather than one of the vestibules only accessible from inside. I know this would add slightly to the weight, but it would make the tent much more versatile.
Finally, we were short of two pegs if we wanted to put out all the guylines.

Overall, did it work for us as a shelter for the TGO? Well, we camped in it 12 nights out of 14. We and our kit stayed dry and we're still talking to each other, so, Yes, overall it did!

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Response:

Glad to hear it went well. I used the Hex Peak myself on the TGOC this year and I too had condensation due to the calm warmer still nights. All in all a reasonably dry crossing :)


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