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F10 Helium UL 2 Tent (2020)

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Prioritising weight and compactness, the F10 Helium UL 2 represents the the ultimate in mobility and stripped down functionality. The ease of pitching and resilience of this featherweight tent makes it perfect for short trips where weight and space is at a premium, providing reliable shelter against the elements.

The F10 Helium UL 2 Tent focuses on maintaining a minuscule carry weight and an extremely compact set-up. The result is a weight of 1.42kg (trail weight 1.23kg) and a pack size of 40 x 14cm - impressive statistics for a two man tent. In spite of this, the tent boasts impressive resilience to the elements, with the strong but light Yucon Eco Alloy poles and a 20D siliconised ripstop nylon 3000mm flysheet. Pitching is simple, with an estimated pitching time of just 7 minutes. The tent also features exceptional ventilation, with flysheet vents allowing for a flow of air through the tent, and a breathable nylon inner tent.

  • Pitches in 7 minutes.
  • Weighs just 1.42 kg.
  • 40 x 14cm pack size.
  • Yunan Eco Alloy Poles.
  • 20 Denier, 430T Siliconised Ripstop Nylon PU3000mm.
More Information
ManufacturerForce Ten
Tent CollectionF10 Alpine LT Range
Year of Manufacture2018
Berth2 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.

ColourAlpine Green
Flysheet Fabric20 Denier, 430 Taffeta 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 Fabric70 Denier Nylon 6000mm
Inner Fabric15 Denier / 340T Breathable Nylon
Fire RetardantNo

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.

Height (cm)100
Length (cm)245
Width (cm)175
Pack Size (cm)40 x 14
Weight (kg)1.42 (1.23kg trail weight)

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. Bedrooms1 Bedroom
Bedroom Dimensions (cm)210 x 120
Floor Dimensions245 x 175
Pitching OrderPitch as one, or pitch other first, and attach inner.
Poles or AirAlloy

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 / Beams2
Pitching Time7mins
Pitching Area (cm)275 x 205
  • Pitching - All in one.
  • Flysheet - 20D 430T Siliconised Ripstop Nylon PU3000mm.
  • Inner - 15D 340T Breathable Nylon.
  • Groundsheets - 70D Nylon 6000mm
  • Poles - Yunan Eco Alloy.
  • Main and Secondary Door - Entrance from both sides.
  • Pre-angled poles - Braces against side winds whilst boosting internal space.
  • TBS Pro - Internal lighweight cords provide stability.
  • Factory Taped Flysheet and Groundsheet - Ensures the tent is fully watertight.
  • Yunan SD70 Poles - Korean lightweight, quality poles.
  • 15D 28gsm Breathable Nylon Inner tent.
  • Part Mesh Inner Door - Promotes ventilation whilst keeping bugs out.
  • Internal Storage Pockets - Storage options inside tent.
  • Fast Pack Tent Bag - Compression straps reduce size, large opening for ease putting away.
  • Hybrid Tunnel Tent - Excellent space to weight ratio.
  • Protex 15D Siliconised & PU Coated Nylon Flysheet - 3000mm.
  • Bathtub Groundsheet - Waterproof with a 10cm rim.
  • Breathable Inner - Ripstop weave for resilience whilst also allowing breathability.
  • O-Shaped Inner Doors - Easy, one handed opening.
  • Flysheet Mesh Vents - Ventilation for porch area.

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