Anyone who enjoys multi-day cycling or walking trips knows how important it is to keep your kit light. But it’s even more important to make sure you don’t sacrifice quality and functionality in the process. The MSR Carbon Reflex 2 ticks all the boxes. It’s an ultra light 2-man tent that is made of high-quality material and boasts a clever easy-pitch design.
To set it up, all you have to do is clip Easton's lightweight carbon poles to the inner tent. The minimalist pole design is geared to saving weight and consists of a lengthwise pole and short cross pole for increased headroom. For stability, each of the four corners of the tent need to be pegged out. Their triangular construction makes for a generous amount of floor space. The layout of the sleeping area is symmetrical, leaving plenty of freedom of movement when you’re sleeping head to foot. The two entrances and vestibules make the layout and camp life much more comfortable, preventing you from mixing up your kit and having to climb over each other to get in and out. That way, there’ll be no strife - well, at least about camp life!
As for the material, the Carbon Reflex 2 is made of extremely thin fabric that has been reinforced for durability and treated for protection. They used ripstop technology for the floor and fly to make the nylon tear-resistant. Plus, they added XtremeShield-PU, DuraShield-PU and silicone to significantly increase the durability and make the tent waterproof. However, to maintain the functionality of the material, it’s important to treat it with care as well!
The Carbon Reflex has a number of great features that make it a great option for your travels. They deliberately left zips off the opening to the vestibule to save weight. The large number of guy out points make the tent stable in strong winds. Plus, the material has been reinforced in high-stress areas for added durability. Lastly, there are mesh pockets on the interior for your mobile, head torch and other small items.
With the Carbon Reflex 2, you’ll have a lightweight tent you can rely on.