F10 Helium UL 1 Tent (2018)
The F10 Helium Ultralight 1 Tent focuses on minimal weight whilst retaining a high-quality of construction and resilience in the event of more extreme weather, making it perfect for short trips. The low weight and pack size make this ideal for when space is at a premium and mobility essential.
The F10 Helium UL features specialist, lightweight materials that enable a compact yet strong tent for when speed is important and space is at a premium. This is achieved through Yunan Eco Poles, a 20 Denier Siliconised Ripstop Nylon and a 70D Nylon groundsheet. The tent can be pitched easily, and has multiple features to encourage breathability and ventilation, adding functionality to the strength of this tent, making it perfect for short adventures. Utilising just one main pole, the Helium 1 is an ultra-lightweight tent for the weight conscious camper, who counts every single gram.
- One side door entry
- 20 Denier, PU3000mm fabric
- Weight 1.2kg (Trail Weight 1.01kg)
- Pitching time 7 minutes
- Tension Band System II Pro - for added strength in poor conditions.
|Tent Collection||F10 Alpine LT Range|
|Year of Manufacture||2018|
|Berth||1 Man |
Berth – This shows the number of people that the tent can sleep within the inner tents of a model of tent, in line with the industry standard. Normal procedure is to look for a slightly larger tent, for example, a family of four usually purchase a five or six berth tent, to give added room and comfort.
|Hydrostatic Head (mm)||3000 |
Hydrostatic Head (Tents) – a waterproof rating for technical fabrics measured in mm. The higher the rating the more waterproof the fabric is. A rating of 1500mm is deemed waterproof, but on a tent, look for a rating of 3000 or higher. Measured by the height of water column a fabric weave can take before it begins to “sweat”. “Polycotton” tents will not have a Hydrostatic Head level, as they are not treated for waterproofing.
|Flysheet Fabric||20 Denier / 430T Siliconised Riptstop Nylon PU3000mm |
Polyester – a synthetic fibre, made from polymer units to create a textile fabric. Polyester is the most popular fabric for tent manufacturing, as it is durable, reliable and lighter in weight. Polyester does not breathe though, which creates more condensation.
Polycotton - a blend of polyester and cotton, primarily cotton (usually around 65% cotton / 35% polyester split). Polycotton is a more natural fabric for camping, as it is breathable, far more durable material, reducing the effects of condensation. Offers greater versatility in hot and cold climates.
Ripstop Nylon – a durable material used in tents which is strong and repairable due to its Ripstop properties.
|Groundsheet Fabric||70D Nylon 6000mm|
|Inner Fabric||15D 340T Breathable Nylon|
|Fire Retardant||No |
Fire Retardant – all modern tent fabrics are fire-retardant under EN5912 European Safety Laws. Caution with fire must always be used, as flame retardant fabrics, will still catch fire given the right circumstances.
|Pack Size (cm)||40x13|
Double Skin Tent – A tent with an inner bedroom and a flysheet, most family tents are designed as a “Double Skin tent”, as it makes the tent more comfortable, and lessens the effects of condensation.
|No. Bedrooms||1 Bedroom|
|Bedroom Dimensions (cm)||210 x 95|
|Floor Dimensions||235 x 145|
|Poles or Air||Alloy |
Most tent structure are either Airbeam or Poled in design, both have advantages and disadvantages. Air tents are quicker to pitch, but more expensive when compared to traditional pole style tents. Some tents are hybrids, and combine poles and air technologies.
|Number of Poles / Beams||2|
|Pitching Time||7 minutes - very simplistic pitching process|
|Pitching Area (cm)||265 x 175|