Helm Compact 1


Winner of the Trail Magazine Best Value Award 2022, the Helm Compact 1 is a well-proportioned, free-standing 1-person dome tent. Designed for the outdoor enthusiast looking for a lightweight tent that packs down to a compact size.

Pre-Order only. Estimated dispatch from 5th September.

The Helm Compact 1 is a 1 person, freestanding tent with generous inner and porch.

A Footprint to protect the inner is available separately.

Available on back-order

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A remarkably spacious 1 person tent 

The Helm Compact 1 is a well proportioned, free-standing dome tent designed for the outdoor enthusiast looking for a lightweight tent which packs down to a compact pack size. At just 30x17cm the tent packs easily into a rucksack or panniers.
â–º A good choice for medium duration backpacking trips where more space may be needed.
â–º The inner has plenty of headroom and there’s a good sized porch for kit storage, plus extra storage space under the rear flysheet accessed from a small door in the inner.
â–º Suitable for 3 season camping, the dome style provides more stability than a single hoop design such as the Zephyros 1.
â–º Quick and easy to erect, the flysheet and inner pitch together.
â–º The Helm Compact 1 has a mesh panel on the inner door plus a small mesh door with cover at the rear of the inner (which also allows access to the rear storage space) , providing several options for ventilation depending on weather conditions.
â–º Comes with a side opening tarp style tent back which makes it easier to pack away when it’s time to move on – simply roll the tent into the bag and pull tight.
â–º A good choice for backpackers and campers looking for a roomy 1 person tent suitable for campsite stays and wild camping.
â–º Flysheet 4,000 HH, Groundsheet 5,000 HH
Key differences between the Helm Compact 1 and Helm 1:
Helm Compact 1 is quicker and easier to pitch with combined pegging point for flysheet and inner, new flysheet colour, yellow reflective guylines with cleat style runners, side opening tarp style tent bag, compact pack size (30x17cm), ventilation panels only on front and rear door.
We recommend using a footprint which sits under the groundsheet and porch area to help prolong the life of your tent. A footprint for the Helm Compact 1 is available.
A 2 and 3 person version of this tent are available Helm Compact 2 and Helm Compact 3