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Laser Photon 1 Tent

With an incredibly low weight, the Laser Photon 1 is the definitive single person tent for suited for both lightweight travel or adventure races.


RRP £490.00 now £367.50

  • 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
  • Trail Best In Test

    Trail Best In Test

    Trail Best In Test

The Laser Photon 1 is perfect for travellers looking for the lightest kit with a small pack size or for mountain marathon and adventure racers. 

► For medium duration backpacking trips this Superlight tent is a good choice where the users key requirement is to minimise the weight of their kit (and prepared to compromise a little on space)

► The tent is rated for 3 season use and its low profile shape and design make it ideal for wild camping as well as campsite use

► The Laser Photon 1 is compatible with the Terra Nova FastPack system*

► The Laser Photon 1 tent uses Terra Nova Watershed flysheet and groundsheet fabrics. To achieve extremely low weight balanced with strength and durability 10 denier Nylon 6,6 fabric with a tear strength of 6kg is used for the flysheet.  As the silicone coated fabrics used in the flysheet and groundsheet cannot be seam sealed in a conventional way, the Laser Photon 1 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 adds protection to the zip and adds stability in poor weather

► A DAC NFL pole is used over the centre of the tent with a folding alloy pole at each end and 1g titanium pegs.  There is a half midge proof mesh door and a mesh panel at each of the inner and flysheet (with waterproof cover) for good ventilation. The inner and flysheet come attached, so the tent pitches quickly and easily ‘as one’, a key benefit after a days racing

► 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 add extra support. Dyneema guyrope is three times as strong as standard guyrope of the same weight and has very low stretch for stability in all conditions

Terra Nova Brand: Terra Nova
Product code: 43LPUS0


  • Sleeps: 1
  • Minimum Weight: 0.67Kg (1lb 8oz)
  • Packed Weight: 0.72Kg (1lb 9oz)
  • Pitch Time (estimate): 5 mins
  • Number of Porches: 1
  • Number of Doors: 1

Packed Size: 35cm x 8cm
Range: 3 Season Backpacking
Flysheet: Watershed SI2 R/S 3000mm
Floor: Watershed SI2 R/S 5000mm
Poles: 8.7mm DAC NFL
Pegs: 12 x 1g Titanium
Guylines: 4 x Dyneema Reflective
Inner Door: Half Mesh
Compatible with Terra Nova FASTPACK system (fastpack weight: 0.455kg)

*FastPack System Explained

Terra Nova FastPack system 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 here cover the area under the inner and porch and 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.

Important Information

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: Laser Photon 1 20/04/19

reviewed by:
Robert Harborne


My first Laser Photon 1 accompanied me on all of my hikes from 2014 to 2019 and never let me down. It's surprisingly light (lighter than many tarp tents) and kept me protected from annoying flying insects at night. I used it in some very bad weather, including a gale on Cross Fell, and it held up perfectly. On the Pacific Crest Trail in 2018 it was subjected to everything from boiling deserts to freezing mountains and coped with everything. The tent pitches quickly and easily and you can even use rocks as tent pegs if camping on hard surfaces. After 4,500 miles of hiking the zips are starting to fail (not surprisingly), so I've bought another Laser Photon 1; I can't really say much more than that!
Best In Test (Trail Magazine)