Hiking Tents
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Lightweight hiking tents are something we specialise in, here at The Wilderness Shop. We have tents to suit all applications and scenarios; for example, extreme alpine snow conditions, four-season tents, three-season tents and tents for basecamp and road-touring. The Wilderness Shop stocks tents in all shapes and sizes, including one-person, two-person and three-person tents, ultralight tents, multi-purpose and institutional tents. Come in and have a chat to our knowledgeable staff who can help find exactly the right tent for your purposes.

 

 

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EXPED LIGHTWEIGHT HIKING TENTS

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EXPED MIRA ii   LIGHTWEIGHT HIKING TENT

Incredibly lightweight hiking tent, boasting generous living space and a quick and easy setup. The Exped Mira II is a freestanding, lightweight three-season tent with ample space for two. Your gear easily fits in to two vestibules and pockets in the canopy. The arch at the head end creates a steep wall with lots of head space.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3
Weight: 2kg

$619.95   Available in-store.

 

 

Exped Venus II

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The Exped Venus II hiking tent has loads of space for two people and their gear, plus the added benefit of dual entrances with large windows for terrific cross-ventilation. Available in two configurations for serious outdoor extremes year-round, the standard model and the Extreme model are both four-season tents.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 4
Weight: 2.84kg (standard) / 2.76kg (Extreme)

$899.95
   Available in-store.

 

 

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exped venus III   lightweight hiking tent

This four-season tent offers lots of space for three people due to its generous canopy height. It also features Exped's free standing exoskeletion design. The strong, tunnel pole configuration is popular with bushwalkers.
Persons: 3
Seasons: 4
Weight 4.05kg
$1099.95

 

 

Exped Gemini

exped gemini II   lightweight hiking tent

Lightweight hiking tent in the perfect design for an Australian adventurer. The Exped Gemini II is a careful balance between light weight and durability, this lightweight tent boast generous internal space, continuous pole sleeves for increased stability, a quick set-up and vestibule design that ensures no drips into tent interior.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3
Weight: 2.4kg

$749.95   Available in-store.

 

 

Exped Gemini

exped gemini III   lightweight hiking tent

Three-person, three-season lightweight hiking tent in the perfect design for Australian adventurers. The Exped Gemini III is a careful balance between light weight and durability, this lightweight tent boast generous internal space, continuous pole sleeves for increased stability, a quick set-up and vestibule design that ensures no drips into tent interior.
Persons: 3
Seasons: 3
Weight: 2.8kg

$869.95 
   Available in-store.

 

 

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exped carina II   lightweight hiking tent

The Exped Carina 2 is a roomy two-person tent with the pole structure of the strong Exped Venus II. The Carina 2 has an extra-large vestibule storage area, and it’s designed such that rain doesn't get into the tent's internal space when you're getting in and out. Plus, you can roll back the fly to expose the large mesh windows to the starry night sky.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3
Weight: 2.6kg

$659.95   Available in-store.
EASTER SPECIAL $489.95

 

 

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exped carina IV

lightweight family tent / bike touring tent

The Exped Carina IV is a lightweight tent ideal for families, bike tourers, car campers or anyone looking for a compact four-person tent. Like the Carina II, you can roll back the fly for excellent ventilation, and the vestibule space is large.
Persons: 4
Seasons: 3
Weight: 2.9kg

$849.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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exped spica ii ul   ultralight hiking tent

The Exped Spica II UL is the perfect tent for those looking for an ultralight two-person tent. The Spica 2 UL has the Exped exoskeleton design with pole sleeves on the rainfly for a quick and dry set up.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3
Weight: 1.65kg

$799.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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exped cetus ii ul   ultralight hiking tent

The Exped Cetus II UL is an ultralight two-person tent has great ventilation and features the Exped exoskeletion design with pole sleeves on the rainfly for a quick and dry set up. The unique, side-entry vestibule creates ample room for your gear.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3
Weight: 1.95kg

$849.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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exped mars ii extreme

This four-season tent is extra spacious for tall sleepers and has practical storage space at one end.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 4
Weight: 2.9kg

$1189.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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Mont Moondance 1

mont moondance 1   LIGHTWEIGHT one-person HIKING TENT

The Moondance 1, weighing in at 1.53kg, is a true ultralight, one-person tent for those looking to shed weight, while maintaining tough floors and great ventilation.
Persons: 1
Seasons: 3
Weight: 1.53kg

$599.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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mont moondance 2   lightweight hiking tent

The Mont Moondance 2 is a 2 person tent that is freestanding (1.9kg trail weight) with plenty of head room and is quick to pitch. Steep walls give you the maximum living space out of the tent's footprint. The floor is very durable and waterproof (10,000mm waterhead).
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3–4
Weight: 1.9kg

$749.95 (mesh inner) / $799.95 (full inner)
   Available in-store.

 

 

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Moondance ex  lightweight hiking tent

A two- to three-person version of the perennially popular Moondance series of tents from Australia’s own Mont Equipment. If you want generous internal space without the associated weight, then this is the tent for you.
Persons: 2–3
Seasons: 3–4

$799.95 (mesh inner) / $849.95 (full inner)   Available in-store.
EASTER SPECIAL: $599.96

 

 

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mont stargazer   lightweight hiking tent

The Mont Stargazer is a two-person, three- to four-season tent. It features quality components such as DAC Pressfit poles and a 70-denier 10,000mm waterhead PU laminated Nylon floor.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3–4
Weight: 2.8kg
$569.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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MONT EDDIE   lightweight hiking tent

The Mont Eddie is an extra-tough tent available in a two- or three-person version. The simple design is easy to pitch and the materials are extremely tough.
Seasons: 3–4
Weight: 2.9kg (2-person) / 3.48kg (3-person)

$529.95 (2-person) / $629.95 (3-person)
   Available in-store.

 

 

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lightweight snow tent / expedition tent

The Mont Epoch is a true two-person expedition tent. The five-pole design makes this tent extremely stable in high winds and the two vestibules give ample storage space for all your outdoor gear.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 4
Weight: 3.8kg
$1195.95  Available in-store.

 

 

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salewa TENTS

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salewa denali 2

LIGHTWEIGHT one-person HIKING TENT

The Salewa Denali II hiking tent offers all the features at an excellent price. Semi-mesh doors and two high vents for air flow.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3
Weight: 2.73kg

$429.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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LIGHTWEIGHT one-person HIKING TENT

Spacious one-person tent that is super light. Inner tent is completely free standing, outer tent requires two pegs to erect.
Persons: 1
Seasons: 3–4
Weight: 1.47kg (summer model) / 1.61kg (winter model)

$669.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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The Wilderness Equipment First Arrow and Second Arrow hiking tents are classic, tapered tunnel tents. With outstanding aerodynamics, high strength, brilliant space distribution, unequalled convective and forced flow-through ventilation, the Wilderness Equipment Arrow tents offer year-round versatility.
Persons: 2–3 (First Arrow) / 2 (Second Arrow)
Seasons: 4
Weight: 2.3kg (First Arrow) / 1.83kg (Second Arrow)

$999.95 (First Arrow) / $799.95 (2nd Arrow)
   Available in-store.

 

 

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lightweight hiking tent

The Wilderness Equipment Space 2 is a two-person lightweight  (1.81kg) tent that can be used in conjunction with adjustable walking or ski poles to create a four-season shelter.
Persons: 2
Seasons: 3–4
Weight: 1.81kg

$749.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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The Wilderness Equipment I-Explore tents have strong performance in all bushwalking conditions: stability and strength in high wind, generous floor space for two tall occupants, good head room, independent access and vestibule space for each, good cross-ventilation and the convenience of free-standing set-up.
Persons: 2 (I-EXPLORE 2) / 3 (I-EXPLORE 3)
Seasons: 3–4
Weight: 3.55kg (I-EXPLORE 2) / 3.63kg (I-EXPLORE 2 WINTER) /
4.3kg (I-EXPLORE 3) / 4.2kg (I-EXPLORE 3 WINTER)

$629.95 (I-EXPLORE 2) / $649.95 (I-EXPLORE 3)   Available in-store.

 

 

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lightweight hiking tent

The Wilderness Equipment I-Shadow is a single-pole tent ideal for bushwalking and school groups.
Persons: 2–3
Seasons: 3
Weight: 2.75kg

$599.95
   Available in-store.

 

 

 

rab   BIVVIES & SHELTERS

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rab ascent BIVi

Lightweight, waterproof bivvy. Designed for everything from general camping to alpine expeditions. Fabric: Three-layer 40-denier eVent®.
Weight: 0.63g
$349.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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rab ridge raider BIVi

Lightweight, waterproof bivvy designed for solo mountain use. Bathrub floor with a free-standing pole design (one pole) to give you some breathing space. There’s also a mesh door.
Weight: 1.33kg
$499.95   Available in-store.

 

 

 

OUTDOOR RESEARCH   BIVVIES & SHELTERS

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OUTDOOR RESEARCH AURORA BIVY

Outdoor Research Aurora Bivy is a one-person bivvy that you could use instead of a tent. The three-layer Gore-Tex® Respiration Positive™ fabric allows you to breathe comfortably while managing condensation and shielding from rain and snow.
Weight: 0.65kg
$449.95   Available in-store.

 

 

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OUTDOOR RESEARCH helium BIVY

The Outdoor Research Helium Bivy is Outdoor Research’s lightest waterproof bivvy. The single-pole design gives you breathing space above your head. Designed for fast-and-light solo missions, it has a durable 100% Nylon 70-denier floor with TPU lamination and a Pertex® Shield+ 2.5L outer.
Weight: 0.51g
$349.95 Available in-store.

 

 

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OUTDOOR RESEARCH Alpine BIVY

The Outdoor Research Alpine Bivy has everything you need for long nights above tree line. The Gore-Tex® Respiration Positive™ fabric offers complete protection from rain and snow storms without collecting interior condensation. The overlapped zipper opening allows you to breathe freely without letting in the weather, and the single pole can be used to create overhead space or left behind save weight.
Weight: 0.91kg
$499.95   Available in-store.

 

 

 

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Hennessy Hammock

The innovation in hammocks! All Hennessy Hammocks come complete with attached mosquito netting, detachable rainfly, support ropes and stuff sack with set up instructions on back.
From $159.95   Available in-store.

 

 

TENT REVIEWS

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EXPED VENUS II TENT REVIEW

“The Exped Venus II tent has proved to be a very adaptable tent for unpredictable Australian conditions. Things I like about the Venus II tent are many, and here is a short list based on my experience: The large side entry vestibules provide easy access and have enough room for a large pack, yet still leave enough room for cooking and getting in and out of the tent. The Venus II is a light four-season tent (2.7kg trail weight) and has dealt well with South West Tasmanian wind and snow. The poles slide through sleeve poles, which adds greatly to the strength. The inner is connected to the fly, so pitching is quick and dry in wet weather and the floor is durable and waterproof (10,000mm). The internal walls of the tent are either steeply pitched or vertical, which makes it feel very roomy (I am 180cm tall), there are lots of internal pockets and two people can sit side-by-side at the doors playing cards or eating dinner in inclement weather. The tent is warm in cold weather, and in warm weather the majority of the side walls zip out as fly mesh to encourage good venting.”
—Nick

 

 

 

mont moondance 2 TENT REVIEW

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"The Mont Moondance 2 tent appears to us, to be the least compromised lightweight two-person tent on the market. It is a freestanding tent (1.9kg trail weight) with plenty of head room, is quick to pitch, and all parts of the pitch are taught. The internal walls block wind and sand on the lower half, and provide a well-ventilated mesh on the upper half. Steep walls give you the maximum living space out of the tent's footprint. The floor is very durable and waterproof (10,000mm waterhead), unlike some lightweight tents, which rely on an extra footprint. The vestibules are on the sides, in which you can stow a pack, boots and a bit more. I have used the Moondance 2 in driving rain and it has kept me bone-dry, and it has dealt well with light snowfalls. It is possible to set up the fly first (if it is raining) while pitching the tent. Minimum peg requirement is two (for vestibules) in fine weather, six in windy weather and eight in foul weather. The fly has double zips with a smooth action and a 'rounded' vestibule opening, which makes it easy to get in and out. I have used my Mont Moondance 2 for over a year now, in all seasons and conditions, and have found it extremely liveable tent. We also stock the Moondance 1: a single-person model at an even further reduced weight. The Moondance 3 offers room for three people at low weight, or as a palatial two-person hiking tent."
—Nick

 

 

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