Established in 1986 Trekitt is family owned and run. We have always been driven by our passion for wild places and mountains and have enjoyed sharing those experiences with our customers for over 30 years.

Trekitt provides top quality equipment and clothing for mountaineers, hill walkers, climbers and travellers and has grown over the years to cater for a wide range of outdoor activities. We hold large stocks of specialist clothing and equipment from the worlds best brands backed up by our award winning customer service.  We are more than a shop, we are a service for adventure, we fully understand that to get the most from your passion you need the best kit that is fit for purpose and suits you personally.  We offer expert boot and rucksack fitting services in our Hereford shop and are always happy to discuss your equipment needs, so just call us.

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Terra Nova

Terra Nova Laser Photon 1 Tent Green

Terra Nova Laser Photon 1 Tent Green

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The Laser Photon 1 is a ridiculously lightweight solo tent for adventure racing and mountainous excursions. Weighing just over 700g and packing down to 35 x 8cm doesn't come easily. 

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The Laser Photon 1 is a ridiculously lightweight solo tent for adventure racing, ultra marathons and mountainous excursions. Weighing a total of just 720g and packing down to 35cm x 8cm, it easily packs into rucksack pockets, a medium sized drybag or it's own compression sack. The key to this weight is the fabric; Terra Nova use an ultra light 10d nylon with a 6kg strength rating and a silicone coating, ensuring high weather protection with a miniscule pack size. The real OCD comes when you find out that the silicone face fabric cannot be taped, so they place all seams and joining points in areas which are unaffected by water. Reducing the weight even further is a single DAC aluminium pole, titanium pegs which weigh just 1g each and dyneema guylines which triple the strength of standard lines but reduce weight and stretch. 

Other features on this brilliant tent include a half-mesh midge proof door, mesh at either end of the tent for additional ventilation and the ability to be pitched with the inner and outer already attached to one another, ensuring pitching time takes no longer than 5 minutes (with a little practice).

Another Terra Nova exclusive is their FastPack system; essentially you're able to pitch the outer on it's own without the inner, reducing weight drastically to an unbelievable 445g. You can either purchase a footprint to use with the outer, or if the weather permits, simply use the outer without any floor at all. 

This type of tent is ideal for those who are willing to compromise a little on internal space to reduce weight down to almost nothing. A modest sized porch does house rucksacks, wet kit and boots, so you do have a few creature comforts here and there. The Laser Photon is perfect for adventure racing, ultra marathons, backpacking trips and mountainous excursions. 

  • Lightweight 10d nylon fabric
  • DAC aluminium pole
  • Titanium pegs
  • Mesh door
  • Mesh ventilation
  • Can be pitched with just flysheet
  • Modestly sized porch
Care & Advice

How to Care for Your Tent

We know that purchasing a tent is a big investment, that’s why we have such a wide range of options to suit different activities, weather conditions and people, allowing you to choose the perfect one for you. Taking care of your brand new tent can be the difference between heading out for an adventure in the mountains, or having to fork out for a hefty repair bill, or even worse, another replacement tent. Below are our best tips to care for your tent.


Before even leaving the shop (or online basket) with your tent, consider a footprint. A footprint is a large water-resistant piece of material which sits underneath your tent to protect it from sharp rocks and wet ground; if this footprint gets damaged, it’s easy to replace and doesn’t cost a fortune; if your tent groundsheet gets damaged, you’ll have to spend at least twice the amount for a repair or replacement.

Don’t Abuse the Poles

The chances are your poles are made from individual aluminium sections connected by elastic; when you come to remove the poles from the tent, don’t pull them out. The best way to remove poles from their sleeve is to place the pole end against your hip and pull the fabric towards you. If you simply attempt to pull the pole out, they’ll disconnect inside, the elastic will stretch and then spring back, potentially trapping the fabric of your tent between the pole sections.

You might also be tempted to flick the poles out so that the elastic snaps them into place in a quickfire fashion. However, this is far from ideal, as if the poles don’t align when they meet, you can easily damage or weaken the end of the pole, leading to future failure which is usually on the wettest and windiest nights!

Collapse Poles From the Centre

When your poles are safely removed from the sleeve, collapse them from the centre to avoid stretching the elastic.

Stuff, Don’t Fold

You were probably told when you were in the Scouts or doing the Duke of Edinburgh Award that the best way to pack your tent away is to neatly fold it into a rectangle, the width of your storage bag, roll it around the poles and pegs and then put it all in the stuffsack. However, whilst very neat and tidy, this method of packing can create permanent creases in the fabric, weaken the waterproofing and eventually split the fabric of your tent. The best solution is to simply stuff the tent fabric into the storage bag, just like you would a sleeping bag, and pack the poles separately. Make sure to leave and end or corner at the top, so that you can easily peg it out if your next campsite is windy. The poles normally have their own stuffsack so they can be packed separately, strapped to the outside of your pack or stored inside, allowing the tent fabric to be compressed for efficient packing.

Store it Dry

Let’s assume you’ve been out with your tent and the weather has been a little on the damp side. You’ve packed your tent away when wet and now you’re back home in the warm and dry with a nice of cup of tea reflecting on your latest adventure. But what about your poor soggy tent? The worst thing you can do is to leave it packed away wet, mildew will grow and eventually rot the tent, rendering it useless. As soon as you’ve finished that cup of tea, wipe off any excess dirt and moisture with a towel, then hang the tent somewhere where it can fully air out; a nice warm spare room or a garage is perfect. Alternatively, when it stops raining, pitch the tent outside in the sunshine to dry off. Let it air for at least 24 hours and once you are sure that it is bone dry it can be packed away for storage. Note - don’t tumble dry or hang the tent over a radiator or other direct heat source.

Don’t Store in the Stuffsack

Like your sleeping bag, it’s best not to store your sleeping bag in its stuffsack unless it has to be compressed for an activity. Leave it in a large duffel bag or supermarket ‘bag for life’ in a cool, well ventilated area so it can breathe.

Avoid Tree Sap

If you’ve ever had sap on your hands, you’ll know how horrible and sticky the stuff is; it’s even harder to remove from your tent flysheet. Pitch away from trees if possible.

Don’t Leave in the Sun

The majority of tents we stock are made from nylon. Nylon is incredibly tough, lightweight and easy to care for, however it will naturally degrade if left out in harsh sunlight for extended periods of time. Try to pitch your tent in the shade or strike the tent (pack it away) during the day. Polyester tents don’t suffer from this quite as badly, but it’s still a good habit to get into.

Leave Sharp Objects Outside

Boots, cooking equipment and other sharp/abrasive objects can all be stored in the vestibule, where there is less chance of it ripping a hole in your fly or groundsheet. You may not want to pop your pet in there, but at least carry a small blanket to avoid their claws damaging your groundsheet.

Technical Information

Technical Information

Sleeps: 1

Season Rating Spec: 3 season backpacking

Free standing?: No (tent requires guy lines to be pitched)

Minimum Weight: 0.67Kg (1lb 8oz)

Packed Weight: 0.72Kg (1lb 9oz)

Pitch Time (estimate): 5 mins

Number of Porches: 1

Number of Doors: 1

Pitch Type: Fly and Inner pitch together

Range: 3 Season Backpacking

Flysheet: Watershed SI2 R/S 3000mm

Floor: Watershed SI2 R/S 5000mm

Poles: 8.7mm DAC NFL

Pegs: 12 x 1g Titanium

Guylines: 4 x Dyneema Reflective

Inner Door: Half Mesh

Compatible with Terra Nova FASTPACK system (fastpack weight: 0.455kg)

Sizing Information

Packed Size: 35cm x 8cm

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The product I bought was competitively priced. The video demonstration of the product assisted me in my decision to purchase the item and was very informative, as it showed all of the features and the fit. I chose "click and collect" which was an efficient and quick process. I would definitely shop here again.

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