Lightwave T10 Trail



The Lightwave T10 Trail is a 4 season 1 person tunnel tent offering strength and durability yet only weighs 1.8kg. Built from proven high quality fabrics and components.

Lightwave’s  Trail tunnel tents combine the design qualities of the top-of-the-range hyper models with the fabric and pole specifications of our established and highly regarded trek range. The result is outstanding all-round performance at a reasonable price.

The trail tents offer the same multi-pitch options as the hyper range. This means they can be erected flysheet-first, inner-tent first, or fly and inner together.

The fabrics used in the Trail tents strike an excellent balance of strength and weight, with a slight bias towards strength in order to cope with robust handling and to maintain long-term durability. The poles are not the lightest available but possess tremendous resilience when it comes to absorbing stress. Each ltent comes with two types of pegs to cover different ground conditions – from hard-packed ground to loose sandy soil.

  • Specifications

    60 g/m2 40d nylon ripstop, silicone-coated both sides, 5000 mm hydrostatic head

    The flysheet is made from nylon with a yarn thickness of 40 denier. Lightwave has been using this fabric in its robust trek range for the past ten years: there is no better balance between strength (high), weight (low) and price (medium). Like all Lightwave tent flysheets it is silicone-coated on both sides (for water-resistance). Silicone coatings maintain the inherent strength of the fabric, whereas the conventional polyurethane (PU) coatings typically used on most tents reduce the tear strength by up to 70%.

    150 g/m2 210d nylon oxford, 3-pass PU-coated 5000 mm hydrostatic head, factory-taped seams The groundsheet is made from a truly heavyweight 200-denier nylon, which is twice the denier (yarn thickness) of most groundsheet fabrics and makes it exceptionally tough. Equally important, however, is the quality of the application of the polyurethane coating for durable water-resistance (DWR).

    Inner canopy
    43 g/m2 40d nylon ripstop, DWR treated

    Yunan 9.00mm 7001-T6 aluminium alloy

    Trail tents use the workhorse 7001-T6 aluminium alloy that is the standard pole-set material for the vast majority of lightweight tents. The reason is simple – 7001-T6 aluminium alloy is very resilient, extremely well-proven and carries a very small weight penalty over marginally lighter, stiffer alloys.

    Lightning pegs, 11 g each, square section

    Wavelight pegs, 12 g each, corkscrew design

    Pegs are very important – without them, no tent could withstand anything more than the slightest breeze. Lightwave supplies two different pegs with the trail tents to ensure they can be secured in all ground conditions, a critical factor for tunnel tents as they are completely dependant upon solid anchors at front and rear.

    Guy lines
    3.00 mm nylon, 3 m length, Line-lok adjusters

    Trail guy-lines are made of standard 3.00 mm nylon cord with a reflective fleck woven into it. Their Line-lok adjusters mean they are easy to tension, even with gloves on.