One Planet Goondie 2-15D Ultra light Hiking Tent
The Goondie 2-15D is a practical lightweight, two-person tent that doesn't sacrifice comfort for the sake of saving a few grams. It is very similar to its smaller sibling but bigger, with two external doors - necessary when two people need to access the tent and the vestibules. There is plenty of room to sit upright to get changed, as well as lots of gear storage. This tent is suitable for three-season use, and the freestanding construction and sturdy floor (no footprint required) make it easy to put up. The overhanging vestibules keep the inside dry even when the fly doors are open, while the mid-size YKK zips are easy to reach. All this, and its total weight is less than two kilograms - what else do you need?
The Goondie tent series has high-walled, bathtub floors made from hard-wearing, 100 denier PU-coated HT nylon – so tough that a footprint for under the tent is not needed. The vestibules can be rolled halfway up, creating fantastic flow-through ventilation even in the wet, bringing comfort in warmer conditions. When it’s cold outside, the full nylon inner adds insulation while the durable, water-repellent finish (DWR) prevents condensation dripping inside the tent. The Goondie is freestanding, needing a minimum of two pegs to hold the vestibules out. (Two ‘mega pegs’ are included, as well as four alloy pegs for the guy lines.) When not in use, the four storm guys tuck into handy little pockets built into the reinforcing tabs.
The Goondie 2-15D fly is made from ultralight, 15-denier nylon, ideally suited for three-season bushwalking for the weight conscious. It is finished with silicone and polyurethane coatings (sil/PU) and is fully factory seam-sealed. (Please note: nylon has more elasticity than polyester, saving weight but making it more susceptible to UV rays.)
Fly: 15 denier ultralight nylon with silicone/PU coating suitable for three-season bushwalking. Colour: green. Fully factory seam-sealed. Guy-rope pockets built into the reinforcing.
Inner: full breathable nylon inner with DWR treatment for better insulation and protection from condensation drops.
Floor: 100 denier, 5000 millimetre nylon with bathtub construction. High side walls to prevent splash back. Footprint not required.
Vestibules: generous overhanging vestibules protect storage area and inner tent even when fly doors are open.
Freestanding: minimum of two pegs required for vestibules.
Poles: 9.1 millimetre Air Hercules Scandium pole with floating inserts. The floating inserts allow the force to equalise over the whole arch, making for a stronger, light and more stable pole system.
Pegs: six alloy pegs, including two heavy-duty 'mega pegs'.
Zips: YKK mid-size zips for dependability.
Guy points: four reinforced storm guys with built-in rope pockets.
Venting: tropical venting tabs allow the vestibules to be rolled halfway up for flow-through ventilation.
Stuff sack: sturdy 100-denier nylon that will last the life of the tent.
Dimensions of floor: 2300 x 1200 millimetres
Weight: total weight of 1960 grams, or 1820 grams for the inner, fly, poles and two pegs
About One Planet:
One Planet design and manufacture a range of high quality packs, tents and sleeping bags for camping, trekking, bushwalking, ski touring, travelling and many other outdoor activities. They are based in Melbourne, Australia and have been manufacturing outdoor equipment for over 30 years. The company is owned by Andrew King and is the culmination of mergers between Aiking equipment, Adventure Designs and One Planet. One Planet's philosophy is "Make it good, make it work, make it last". They are a relatively small company with everything from design to sales and much of their production taking place in their Melbourne factory giving them extremely good control over quality, customer service, product development and much more. They take care to reduce their impact on the environment by creating durable products that last, offering excellent repair services, and recycling. Their fasctory has been carbon neutral since 2005.
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