Wild Country Helm Compact 1 Dome Tent, 1-Person

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Key Features

  • Capacity: 1-Person Tent
  • Pitch time: 10 minutes
  • Quick and easy to erect, the flysheet and inner pitch together.
  • Gear of the Year Winner 2023
  • Overall packed weight: 1.97kg
Regular price £198.95
Regular price £250.00 Sale price £198.95

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Winner of the Trail Magazine Gear of the Year 2023 and 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. The Helm Compact 1 is a remarkably spacious 1 person dome tent that packs down to just 30cm x 17cm. This 3-season, 1-person tent is lightweight and compact, easy to pitch and simple to pack away. A perfect tent for backpacking trips and youth expeditions.


Quality Materials

The Helm Compact 1 Dome has a simple and easy-to-pitch design, with a single hoop that provides stability and support. The tent's flysheet is made of durable and waterproof Stormtex P4000 fabric, with a hydrostatic head rating of 4000mm, making it suitable for use in heavy rain. The tent's inner tent is made of breathable nylon, which helps to prevent condensation and keep the interior of the tent dry and comfortable. The tent's porch area is small but sufficient for storing gear and equipment.


Living Space

The Helm Compact 1 Dome has one door, which provides easy access and increased ventilation. The tent's porch area also has a zippered door, which can be used as an additional entrance or to create a sheltered cooking area. The tent's compact size and lightweight design make it suitable for use in a wide range of outdoor activities, including backpacking, hiking, and camping. The tent is easy to set up and take down, making it ideal for solo adventurers who need a quick and easy shelter.


Ventilation

The tent's inner tent has a sewn-in groundsheet, which helps to keep the interior of the tent clean and dry. The groundsheet is made of durable and waterproof nylon, with a hydrostatic head rating of 4000mm, providing additional protection against moisture. The Helm Compact 1 Dome also features a mesh door and vents, which provide increased ventilation and airflow, reducing condensation and keeping the interior of the tent cool and comfortable.


Extra features

One of the unique features of the Helm Compact 1 Dome is the use of Wild Country's patented Tension Band System (TBS II), which helps to stabilize the tent in windy conditions. The TBS II consists of two straps that run from the tent's corners to the middle of the tent, providing additional support and preventing the tent from collapsing in strong winds.


Why Should You Buy This Tent?

In summary, the Wild Country Helm Compact 1 Dome is a lightweight and easy-to-pitch tent designed for solo adventurers who require a shelter that is both durable and easy to carry. Its simple yet effective design, high-quality materials, and innovative features make it a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts who value portability and versatility.

  • Gear of the Year Winner 2023
  • Trail Magazine Best Value Award 2022
  • A good choice for medium-duration backpacking trips where more space may be needed.
  • The inner has plenty of headroom and there’s a good-sized porch for kit storage.
  • There’s extra storage space under the rear flysheet which can be accessed from a small door in the inner.
  • The 1 person dome tent design provides more stability than a single-pole tent.
  • Quick and easy to erect, the flysheet and inner pitch together.
  • Great ventilation with a mesh panel on the inner door, plus a smaller mesh door with a cover at the rear of the inner.
  • Easy access to the rear porch is accessible through the small door on the inner.
  • Comes with a side-opening, tarp-style tent bag which makes it easier to pack away when it’s time to move on.
  • A good choice for backpackers and campers looking for a roomy 1 person tent.

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Scott
Great tent

Ive just used this for a 2 night trip and couldnt be happier. Bought to replace a cheap tent that I bought out of Decathalon a few years ago and has seen better days. This is so much better and really handy to have the inner attached when pitching (with footprint). I like the option to enter/exit either side and excited to get out wild camping again.

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Ken
Excellent

Excellent tent, comfortably accommodating two people. It features porch areas on each side for storing packs and boots. Weighing around 5 lbs, it boasts sturdy aluminum poles and is quick and easy to set upeither as an all-in-one or fly-first, ideal for dividing the tent between two packs. The tent includes reliable pegs, exhibiting strength in windy conditions. While I haven't tested it in snow, the low-flying fly and raised tub suggest it should fare well in minimal drifting.

I recommend investing in the footprint, ensuring that items in the porches remain elevated. Personally, I fit one large and one standard Topo Neo-air inside. Addressing potential condensation on the outer, a quick wipe with a small sponge before packing proves effective. Ensuring a separation between the inner and fly eliminates damp issues.

The groundsheet handles dampness decently, showing minimal effects on very wet groundespecially with the footprint. Zips function well, with the fly opening from both the bottom and top. Care must be taken to avoid trapping the outer, though there's a Velcro-fastened fly over the outer zips.

The tent is semi-free standing, and while I rarely peg out the guys, stabilizing the outer requires pegging. Inside, there's enough room to sit up, thanks to steep walls, and a loop is available for securing your torch. Two internal pockets are positioned at either end.

Setup and takedown each take a few minutes, facilitated by the bag's compression straps and wide opening. Would purchase again!

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Stuart
A great tent at a great price.

This item is very often difficult to buy due to demand.
So when I saw it advertised at a great price it was duly bought.
Seamless purchase and prompt delivery.
Thank you.

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Barry
Incredible value

Well worth it for the price! So much better quality than cheaper brands out there. Plenty of space and easy to pitch. Can't recommend highly enough

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Giff
Brilliant tent!

Well made, comfortable, easy to erect and with excennt poles & pegs. Thoroughly recommend!