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Solar Photon 2 Tent

The Solar Photon 2 is one of the lightest two person self-supporting tents available. Designed with stability in mind and with front and rear fly hoods for great ventilation, the tent is designed for shorter duration trips where low weight is paramount. 



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The Solar Photon 2 tent is one of the lightest 2-person self-supporting tents in the world!

Uses 10 denier nylon ripstop fabric for the flysheet to create an extremely lightweight tent. 

Featuring front and rear fly hoods for great ventilation

► Stable shape has been designed for use in poor weather.

► Solar Photon 2 is compatible with the Terra Nova FastPack system which allows those who want to trim weight further when conditions permit, to use the flysheet and the;FastPack groundsheet which is available here.

Terra Nova Brand: Terra Nova
Product code: 43SP200


  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum Weight: 0.814Kg (1lb 13oz)
  • Packed Weight: 0.849Kg (1lb 14oz)
  • Pitch Time (estimate): 5 mins
  • Number of Porches: 1
  • Number of Doors: 1

Packed Size: 40x15cm
Range: 3 Season Backpacking
Flysheet: Watershed Si2 R/S 2000mm
Floor: Watershed Si2 R/S 3000mm
Poles: 8.7mm DAC NFL
Pegs: 14 x 1g Titanium
Guylines: 3 x Dyneema Reflective
Inner Door: Full Mesh

Important Information

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.


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: A Real Trooper 25/08/20

reviewed by:
maurice walker


Having had the Terra Nova Solar Photon 2 a few years I thought it was time I add my thoughts on this tent. I have used this tent successfully on various extended backpacking trips-Cape Wrath Trail, Pennine Way and the Kungsleden Trail.
I bought this as a spacious 1 man tent. As a one person tent, the Solar Photon 2, has been great with plenty of space to store gear inside the tent leaving the vestibule for boots and cooking. I did upgrade the tent pegs but that seems a common comment. I have used it as a two person tent in rough weather and as all have said you need to be friendly with the other person and gear other than sleeping bags need to be stored in a rucksack(with a cover for rain) outside the tent so you can cook in the vestibule.
I have always been wary, because of other reviews on the internet, about its shape in prevailing wind and how I pitch the tent. However whilst walking the Kunglseden above Ammarnas going north I had to pitch the tent in heavy rain and strong wind in a exposed position. The wind changed direction so it was blowing on the side. It took a buffeting on the side but it was a real trooper staying up all night without any water penetration. It did move around a bit but all tent would have where I pitched it and I had pitched it using all pegging points but also the velcro fasteners along the pole on the inside of the flysheet. This tent can take rough weather but it's obviously not recommended on mountain summits. If you want a summit camping tent this isn't the one it is a superb lightweight backpacking tent.