Pros and Cons
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Ultra Light, silicone-treated tent for 2 people
The Twin Peaks Duo is an inner tent pitching first design – simply peg out the inner and then position the pair of 8.5mm diameter DAC poles, and attach them to the inner via two pairs of moulded circular plastic clips alongside two additional plastic hooks for the front pole. The inner tent is constructed entirely of no-see-um mesh, which maximizes air flow inside while keeping out the small bugs and insects; however, in slightly cooler conditions, this made the Twin Peaks Duo feel cold. The groundsheet is a 75-denier polyester, which has been given a PU coating and feels very robust. All of the Test Team were concerned with the attachment method of connecting the inner tent to the poles. While it is a quick method of erection, if one of the clips was to be damaged, there didn’t seem to be a simple way of repairing it while on a trip. There felt to be plenty of space for two people within the inner tent, as well as suitable head room for both of the occupants to be able to sit up at the same time.
The flysheet is constructed from a 40-denier ripstop nylon that has been treated with a silicone/PU finish. This attaches to the poles with small Velcro wraps, while four male plastic buckles clip into female buckles already attached to the ground sheet. Each of the male buckles are attached via a cord, which does give some amount of adjustment, when tensioning the flysheet. Given the room within the inner tent, the porch is a bit of a disappointment, not giving much storage room or space at all. The two-way zip on the door does give the option of venting, for use when carefully cooking within the porch or on those particularly hot summer nights. For times of the year when additional support for the tent in the form of guylines are required, there are sadly only two – one on either side of the front pole. Eureka supply the Twin Peaks Duo with plenty of pegs; these are heavyweight V-shaped pegs and, for once, there are more than you need, giving you plenty of pegging options.