Terra Nova Equipment, the Derbyshire-based manufacturer of superlight backpacking and mountaineering equipment, has been presented with a prestigious award by the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. Terra Nova’s Laser Photon (pictured in foreground), said to be the world’s lightest double-wall tent, has won the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild’s Derryck Draper award for innovation in the outdoors.
Accepting the award, Terra Nova’s managing director Andy Utting said, “Our philosophy at Terra Nova Equipment is to design ‘best-in-class’ products and this award demonstrates that the thought, research and hard work that goes into each of our products is working and we are achieving what we set out to do. We started our Lightest In Class programme back in 2002, with more than 1,000 fabric tests; achieved our first Guinness World Record for the LaserLite in 2005 with a packed weight of 1,145g; and achieved subsequent records in 2006 for the Laser Competition, and in 2008 for the Laser Photon at 790g. The current version of the Laser Photon weighs 720g packed.”