Alpkit Jaran 2

Alpkit Jaran 2

Alpkit Jaran 2

 

The Alpkit Jaran 2, where to start. I don’t really have any other lightweight tents to compare this too but at £120 quid this is a fair tent. I fell in love with the double door entry system on both sides of the tent & at a weight of around 2kg, its relatively light. It’s not the lightest, and it doesn’t pack down that small, but I like the dome style & Alpkit seem to be doing good things these days + their warehouse is 10 minutes from my house which means I can just pop in and pick up some gear whenever. The pole’s are all connected in 1 piece, so no faffing about with sliding different tent poles in different tent sleeves. I set the tent up in about 5 minutes, which I imagine would get quicker after some time. Inside goes up first, than the outer shell clips on after and the whole thing is pegged down. I must be honest its not the warmest tent as the bottom layer is extremely thin and would imagine it could get ripped pretty easy. This is certainly not a winter tent, but I can see it standing up pretty well in the summer, which of course is when I will be using it. Anyway, that may be unfair for me to say as the sleeping bag & mat are equally as important. Inside the tent itself, there are 2 internal pockets for phone, keys and bits & bobs and a handy hook on the ceiling to hang a light. I will have to get aquainted with the tent more and more, as I will be living out of it for 5 weeks during the 650 miles. It is a tent I certainly can call a home away from home.