Review by: physics, 2006-07-29
This is an all around excellent tent. I have used many other similar single wall tents including the Bibler I-tent and BD Firstlight and regard the MK1 Lite as far superior in both design and quality. A mesh door screen and two small mesh pockets on the inside are the only bells and whistles present on the tent - this minimalist design is appreciated when you are carrying it on your hips b/c the weight is significantly less than all competing single wall tent models. Its lightweight comes at no sacrifice to durability as the seams are tight and bulletproof. I have used in all seasons including at least 8x during winter and never had a worry. I must add on one occasion in winter 80+ mph winds snapped a tent pole but the rest of the tent, guideline ties and all, did not tear during the time it took to temporarily fix the pole. Additionally, the customor service with Integral Designs (B.C., Canada) was next to none when it came to getting the pole fixed/replaced. Sleeps one comfortably and two if you want to get close (and stay warm if in winter). If you are 6ft1in or longer, you probably want to go with the slightly longer MK1 XL.