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Monday, 7 February 2011

Vaude wins best backpacking tent award


Vaude’s (www.vaude.co.uk) Power Lizard Ultra Light tent has been named as winner of the Backpacking Tent category in Camping magazine’s annual awards. The awards are judged by a panel of top camping journalists and readers recognising the hard work and innovation that goes into each product. The judging criteria included value for money; quality of service materials, build and specification; innovation and originality; excellence of design and styling, safety as well as price. Clive Garrett, Editor of Camping Magazine, said, “New manufacturing techniques have allowed the use of top quality lightweight materials to bring in a superbly designed and practical sub-1kg backpacking tent. This is a magnificent effort from Vaude – a company that seldom fails to impress.”
The Power Lizard UL weighs only 1050g and is one of the lightest 2-person double wall tents available, as well as being the most stable weatherproof tent in its class. The tent uses an astonishingly light 20 denier polyamide flysheet fabric which is siliconised on both sides, and has a ripstop structure to maintain excellent tear resistance. Also featured is Vaude’s cold seam taping technology to ensure it remains watertight in wet weather. For two seasons, Vaude has been using its patented Powerframe system to increase stability of mountain tents. The Power Lizard UL uses a single arch pole with a lightweight version of the Powerframe system allowing excellent stability in high winds but also simultaneous pitching of fly and inner sheets.