South West Coast Path? Cape Wrath Trail? With its sub-1kg weight and small pack-size, the Polestar lightens your load and provides a spacious, stable shelter to put your feet up in after a long day's walking.

  • Uses your trekking poles to reduce pack-size and weight
  • Very stable crossed pole design for true 3-season camping
  • Lightweight yet durable materials and construction

Why bother with tent poles when you're carrying trekking poles anyway? The Polestar does away with a separate main pole, pitching with your walking poles to save weight and pack space without compromising on comfort or reliability.

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We’ve used a lightweight yet tough 20D rip-stop fly sheet fabric, allowing the tent to survive repeated use in tough conditions. Reassuring to know when you’ve got a very un-reassuring weather forecast – always an issue in the British Isles!

The two central seams along the of ridge of the tent create a really spacious interior with loads of head room to sit up in – handy for getting changed into dry clothes after a full day of manky weather or tending to your blister-blighted feet! The side entry is easier to get in and out of and provides a useful porch area for your pack and smelly boots.

Pitching the Polestar at the end of a long day is easy: just peg the tent out (inner and outer together), push the footbox pole into place, slot your walking poles into the sleeves and the eyelets, and then you’re done apart from the guy lines!

The Polestar’s cross-pole design produces an incredibly stable structure and has been engineered to ensure that the poles won’t flex, even in strong winds. It's compatible with any brand of adjustable trekking poles or fixed length 120cm poles.

Designers Notes 
“We’ve tried to build in as much reliability into this tent as we can. We know there’s nothing worse than being on a walking holiday and your tent breaking. The pole slots are made from durable Hypalon and reinforced with bar-tack stitching.”

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Key Features

  • Uses your trekking poles to reduce tent weight and pack-size
  • Crossed pole design is very stable in bad weather
  • Fast to pitch, inner and outer together, outer first
  • Durable materials and construction throughout for a longer lifespan
  • Compatible with all adjustable length trekking poles and 120cm fixed lengths
  • Dual seam roof creates lots of internal head height for more comfort
  • Side entry is easier to get in and out of with spacious porch area
  • Can be pitched outer-only for fast and light adventures
  • 3 internal storage pockets for organising your bits (and bobs)
  • Mesh door and vent at the footbox and entrance to reduce condensation
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats


Total Weight (excluding footprint): 980g
Flysheet: 430g
Inner: 360g
Alloy Pole: 93g
Pegs: 75g
Stuff Bag: 21g
Footprint (optional): 150g


Pitched Size: 210cm x 140cm x 100cm (length x width x height)
Internal Space: 200cm x 80cm x 90cm (length x width x height)
Packed Size: 42cm x 11cm


Flysheet: 20d Polyester R/S Sil/PU 3,000mm HH
Mesh: D33 Mesh
Inner: 20d Nylon R/S breathable 
Groundsheet: 20d R/s Polyester PU 5,000mm HH
Pole: 7001 alloy
Pegs: 8 x Alloy Y beam pegs
Zips: YKK size 5 zips
Footprint (optional): 20d R/s Polyester PU 5,000mm HH

Origin: China

Sustainability & Care

Product Care Information

Clean and dry your tent thoroughly after each use. Never use a washing machine, tumble dryer or jet wash to clean your tent. Car washes are also frowned upon. Spot clean with warm water, mild (non-detergent) soap and a soft sponge. Never use bleach, fabric softeners or other household cleaning products and air dry only.

To make your tent last longer, avoid prolonged UV exposure and repair damage immediately. If you are unlucky enough to rip your tent on a trip, use duct tape or StormSure Tough Tape until you have a chance to repair it properly. Find out more in our Tent Care and Repair Spotlight.


Hydrolysis Resistant
TPU seam taping is more resistant to hydrolysis (seals being broken down by water), making your tent last longer.

Repair Kit
All our tents are provided with a basic repair kit for patching holes and splinting poles in the field. If your tent is beyond basic repair, pop down to one of our store's Repair Stations!



Polestar in action