Terra Nova Laser Competition 2 tent review

Compact and cosy touring shelter

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £390.00 RRP | USD $419.95
Terra Nova Laser Competition 2 tent

Our review

Good weight and size, and easy to erect, but the living space is small and pegs are flimsy
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Small, compact and very cosy, this two-person 1.3kg (2.87lb) tunnel tent packs down to about the size of a loaf of bread – and not much heavier – if you pack the Featherlite poles separately. The poles themselves fit easily in a pannier. 


We were impressed with how quickly this went up, forming a cosy shelter in minutes. But it felt less substantial than others we’ve tried, and the light titanium pegs were too flimsy, bending easily even in softer ground. 

Swap in tougher pegs and this tent will be worth considering if low weight is important.


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Laser Competition 2 tent (12)
Brand Terra Nova

Description • Sleeps: 2 • Season Rating Spec: 3 season backpacking • Free standing?: No (tent requires guy lines to be pitched) • Minimum Weight: 1.13Kg (2lb 8oz) • Packed Weight: 1.25Kg (2lb 12oz) • Pitch Time (estimate): 5 mins • Number of Porches: 1 • Number of Doors: 2 • Pitch Type: Fly and Inner pitch together • Packed Size: 40x16cm, • Flysheet: Si/Si Nylon R/S 3000mm, • Floor: Si/Si Nylon R/S 5000mm, • Poles: 8.84mm DAC Featherlite, • Pegs: 12 x 2g Titanium, • Guylines: 4 x Reflective with Clamcleats, • Compatible with Terra Nova FASTPACK system (fastpack weight: 0.760kg