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Laser Competition 1 Tent

The modern day classic single person tent, with multiple Best In Test awards. Updated for 2017 with new end pole design for easier pitching and ventilating.


RRP £440.00 now £300.00

  • DAC Poles

    DAC Poles

    DAC Poles
  • Green Anodizing™

    DAC poles with Green Anodizing™ technology.

    Green Anodizing™
  • FastPack Compatible

    This product is compatible with the FastPack system.
    More Information on FastPack.

    FastPack Compatible
  • Best in Test Trek & Mountain

    Best in Test Trek & Mountain

    Best in Test Trek & Mountain
  • Best in Test

    Best in Test

    Best in Test
  • Out Door Silver Industry Award 2006

    Out Door Silver Industry Award 2006

    Out Door Silver Industry Award 2006
  • Trail Best In Test

    Trail Best In Test

    Trail Best In Test
The Laser Competition 1 has become the classic, one person backpacking tent and has received multiple industry 'Best In Test' awards. 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 de-facto standard for lightweight tents. 
Updated for 2017 with new end pole design for easier pitching and ventilating.
► The tent is designed for travellers and backpackers looking for tried and tested weight saving kit with a good balance of low weight and durability. It is suitable for medium duration backpacking trips and mountain marathons and is rated for 3 season use, so spring to autumn weather conditions. Its low profile shape and design make it ideal for wild camping as well as campsite use. Although it is a 1 person tent for overnight stays it can be used to sleep 2.
► Compatible with Terra Nova FastPack system (FastPack weight: 0.58kg)*
► Very lightweight. 20 denier flysheet fabrict,the inner and flysheet come attached, so the tent pitches quickly and easily ‘as one’. This style of tent is best suited to ground conditions where pegging out is possible.  The low profile design creates a stable structure and Dyneema reflective guylines, which are three times as strong as standard guyrope, add extra support.
► A DAC NFL alloy pole is used for the main pole with additional alloy poles at each end of the tent. There are handy reflective tapes around the pole sleeve to help its location and ease of pitching. The inner door is half mesh which is midge proof and there are mesh panels at each end of the inner and flysheet (with waterproof cover) to ensure good ventilation.
► We've included a handy webbing loop at the bottom of the flysheet door to accomodate a trekking pole, enabling you to create a useful canopy.
► The Laser Competition 1 tent uses Terra Nova Watershed flysheet and groundsheet fabrics.  As the silicone coated flysheet fabric cannot be seam sealed in a conventional way, the tent has been cleverly designed to prevent water penetration into the inner.  The end flysheet seams have been positioned so they are not directly over the inner and a removable waterproof pole cover is supplied with the tent to fully waterproof the main seam. This also protects the zip and adds stability in poor weather. The groundsheet however is seam sealed for waterproof protection.

Terra Nova Brand: Terra Nova
Product code: 43LC160


  • Sleeps: 1,2
  • Minimum Weight: 0.86Kg (1lb 14oz)
  • Packed Weight: 0.97Kg (2lb 2oz)
  • Pitch Time (estimate): 5 mins
  • Number of Porches: 1
  • Number of Doors: 1

Packed Size: 42x12cm
Range: 3 Season Backpacking
Flysheet: Watershed Si2 R/S 5000mm
Floor: Waterbloc R/S 6000mm
Poles: 8.7mm DAC NFL
Pegs: 10 x 11g Alloy
Guylines: 4 x Dyneema Reflective
Inner Door: Half Mesh

Important Information

*This is a method of using a Footprint instead of the inner tent if conditions permit and is designed to trim even more weight and bulk from your rucksack. Footprints, which are available separately, cover the area under the inner and porch of the tent, they are designed to prolong the life of the tent and help keep it clean. For FASTPACK tents a Footprint must be used if the inner tent is not to provide the tension and anchor points required by the poles.

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: Light backpacking choice 24/01/18

reviewed by:
Martyn Howe


I have now used this on countless overnight wild/booked campsites. An ideal tent for lightweight backpacking. Still holding up well. Recommend the footprint to extend groundsheet life. One of my "big 3" under 1kg backpack items.

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
  • Trail Gear Hall Of Fame
Best In Test (Trail Magazine) Outdoor Silver Industry Award 2006 Best In Test (Adventure Travel Magazine)