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Laser Competition 1 Tent

The modern day classic single person tent, with multiple Best In Test awards. 



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  • Waterproof

    Guaranteed waterproof.

  • DAC Poles

    DAC Poles

    DAC Poles
  • FastPack Compatible

    This product is compatible with the FastPack system.
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    FastPack Compatible

The Laser Competition 1 has become the classic, one person backpacking tent and has received multiple industry 'Best In Test' awards. The tent is designed for travellers and backpackers looking for weight saving kit and is suitabe for medium, duration backpacking trips and 3 season conditions. 

The forerunner to the Laser Competition 1 (the Laser Lite) was first launched in 2004 and was the first 1kg tent in the market.  It sparked a trend for lightweight tent development and the Laser design became the defacto standard for lightweight tents. 

Although the silicone flysheet cannot be seam sealed, the Laser Competition has been cleverly designed to minimise the number of seams over the inner.  There is one main seam, which incorporates the pole sleeve, over the inner and the tent is supplied with a removable, waterproof hood to cover this seam and add extra stability. The remaining seams at each end of the tent are positioned away from the inner so the inner is fully protected from the wet.   

To keep weight and pack size down folding carbon rods are used at each end of the tent. The main pole is high quality DAC alloy. The Laser Competition 1 tent is compatible with the Terra Nova FASTPACK system, allowing those who want to trim weight further when conditions permit, to use the flysheet and the fastpack groundsheet (which is available separately) without the inner.

Suitable for 1 person, or two people at a squeeze during mountain marathon events.

Terra Nova Brand: Terra Nova
Product code: 43LC000


  • Sleeps: 1,2
  • Season Rating Spec: 3 season backpacking
  • Free standing?: No (tent requires guy lines to be pitched)
  • Minimum Weight: 0.91Kg (2lb )
  • Packed Weight: 0.97Kg (2lb 2oz)
  • Pitch Time (estimate): 5 mins
  • Number of Porches: 1
  • Number of Doors: 1
  • Pitch Type: Fly and Inner pitch together

Packed Size: 40x12cm
Range: 3 season backpacking
Flysheet: Si/Si Nylon R/S 5000mm
Floor: Si/Si Nylon R/S 6000mm
Poles: 8.55mm DAC Featherlite
Pegs: 10 x 11g Alloy
Guylines: 4 x Reflective with Clamcleats
Compatible with Terra Nova FASTPACK system (fastpack weight: 0.58kg) 

Note: Due to the super light nature of the material used in the tents construction we are unable to factory seal the seams, in a conventional method. However they are positioned and sewn in a way that minimises water penetration and it's possible to add further protection yourself, with seam sealer, to fully waterproof the tent. A free black pole cover (tied on) is also supplied with the Laser tents to fully waterproof the main seam, add stability, protect the zip and add extra protection to the most exposed part of the tent to UV damage.


This Terra Nova product is guaranteed to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.

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Review: LC1 in Trollheimen, Norway 22/08/15

reviewed by:
Denis Cook


Just returned from 9 days backpacking in the Trollheimen region of Norway (8-2015). The Laser Competition 1 performed excellently in the extreme winds, torrential rain and the almost arctic conditions we encountered on route and at lake Langvatnet, which had thick ice covering the west end. I have configured my LC1 with the 'Pole cover' permanently attached. Extra guidelines were attached to the loops at each end helping reduce the high wind 'squiding!' effect.
Quick to setup, easy(ish) to get reasonably taught even on uneven ground. Replaced supplied Ti 'pins' with 'V' pegs for the critical end lines to increase strength.The LC1 appeared more stable than the Helsport Ringstind superlight 1-2 my companion had.
The LC1 inner can be unclipped and straps loosened to release space inside to get out off waterproofs without soaking the contents of the inner (sleeping bag etc) - very useful in wet, misty conditions in a tent with a very small 'vestibule'.
Overall very impressed with a very light, effective & flexible tent.:-)
Review: Great lightweight tent for the money 30/08/13

reviewed by:
Dave Watkins


This is a very well-made tent. I bought one a few years ago and have hiked with it on the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails together with a bunch of European and UK long distance routes. Literally hundreds of nights in all sorts of conditions like snow, storms and ice. Everything still works, no rips or tears, zips still good, no holes in bug mesh, no repairs needed at all. The tent pops up quick with only 8 pegs needed for a quick pitch. The pegs supplied are small and strong but are easy to lose in long grass. It's advertised as 3 season but I've found it good on ice down to about -10C. The vestibule provides a useful area for kit in bad weather - an advantage over many other lightweight tents. It's a good tent for the money and is cosy in that storm no problem! - EZ Rider
Review: Best In Test - Adventure Travel Magazine Review 05/09/12

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Adventure Travel Magazine have awarded the Laser Competition 1 tent Best In Test. Read More here: http://www.terra-nova.co.uk/p/laser-competition-1-tent-gets-best-in-test/

The Laser Competition 1 has been awarded multiple industry awards and outstanding reviews, including;

  • Best In Test - Adventure Travel Magazine
  • Best In Test - Trail Magazine
  • Outdooor Silver Industry Award 2006
Best In Test (Trail Magazine) Outdoor Silver Industry Award 2006 Best In Test (Adventure Travel Magazine)

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