VauDe Hogan Ultralite 1
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Reviewed: 15 February 2010
weight and sizes
Easy to pitch
Will be small for two persons except if you are in love or a minimalist.
Light enough for one to carry, it will be luxurious; do-able for two, it will then be ultralight. Despite it’s weight performances, the Hogan Ultralight 1 guaranties you a good protection against bad weather during three seasons. It is as such very versatile while still being technical. There’s not that much products on the market which combines both. Finally the good quality of materials guaranties that this tent will last for long. However if you are really looking for a two persons tent, you should go for the classical Vaude Hogan Ultralight or Vaude Odyssee which are more spacious. The 4 season version of this tent is the Hogan Ultralight Argon (http://www.tozai-trek.com/lang/en/2009/11/vaude-hogan-ultralight-argon/).
Full review with details on protection/wind stability/ventilation... with pictures is available at : http://www.tozai-trek.com/lang/en/2009/06/vaude-hogan-ultralight1/
Reviewed: 25 July 2008
Fairly roomy / non claustrophobic for 1 person
Build quality seems good
Small / pointless porch
Sides a bit flappy
Poles a tad long when folded
Can be got for a fairly reasonable price (£120-£140 online) for a fairly practical 1 person sub-1.5kg tent.
Seems well made and goes up quickly & unfussily. Good 'bathtub' groundsheet although perhaps a bit thin, a trade-off against weight.
I trust the strength of the two-crossing-poles design more than some alternatives, it stood up well in a gusty summit camp on Glyder Fach. There are some fairly large expanses of flappy, unsupported fabric along the sides, but I guess you could only solve this with more poles, which would add weight.
The porch is pretty small & useless.
Height is OK to sit up in at the front.
Fabric can rustle a bit in wind, though I tend to use earplugs these days.
The Vaude range is pretty confusing. There seems to be a "Hogan Ultralight" which is about 20cm wider than the "Hogan Ultralight 1", I might be tempted to go for the slightly larger one for the sake of 200g or so.
Overall, I think a good balance of cost / weight / strength.
Reviewed: 29 June 2005
THREE SEASON, ONE PERSON ULTRALIGHT TENT
Easy to put up, 1.5kg but with the same amount of space as a normal one person tent. four season and uses two poles which makes it more stable than most other 1.5kg tents.
The pegs can bend fairly easily. The ground sheet needs a foot print if its to last, and to be used on rocky ground. As it is only as thick and of a similar material to a normal weight flysheet.
I like this tent more than the solar minor that it replaced. It has the design and amount of space inside as a normal one person tent, but the weight of an ultralite. And it is four season rated.
The design seems sturdy and uses two poles, one ending above the porch.
The only problem that i can see with it is that the ground sheet, is extremely thin, and is basically little more than a normal weight flysheet. But that does make it possible for it to be 1.5kg and as large as it is, and to be able to use two poles. There is a foot print available for it, and I think its use will be necessary on rocky ground.
I paid £160 for mine, which was the cheapest i could find it for online. I think its worth the money and the best choice at the moment if you want an ultralite one person tent.
Reviewed: 21 April 2005
Lightweight & Functional
Light, easy to erect and stable in winds.
The pack size could be better if the poles split down an bit more. I wouldn't like to use it for more than a couple of days due to its snug size. The porch area is a tad on the small side.
You get what you pay for - this is a solo tent that perform well, no condensation even in the lakes in february! Ok for shorter camping trips, lightweight 1.3Kg offsets the minuses.
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