Story of the First Arrow UL – Lightweight 2-3 Person Travel Tent
The FIRST ARROW is recognised as the premier, double-skinned, expedition tent for lightweight travel in snow, across the exposed country and in severe weather. This tent has many functional advantages over other shapes and configurations, something that most of its owners only come to realise after extensive use in conditions ranging from blizzards to torrential downpours. Don’t get hung up on its mountain heritage!
The FIRST ARROW has been the choice of bushwalkers and general backpackers who need one tent that will perform from tropical lowlands to high, snow-covered passes. Such has been the success of this model that we repeated every functional aspect of it in creating the compact, super-lightweight Second Arrow model. Despite the incredible versatility of the First Arrow, if you must have a tent that three or more people can sit around in comfort take a look at the Cirque model. If all you need is a tropical insect shelter look at the Bug Dome. Otherwise, read on.
The choice of high-tenacity, 30d polyester ripstop with silicone elastomer face coating and supple PU back-coating gives the outer tent the best possible performance and durability, all at a reduced weight. Water repellency, snow shedding and UV resistance are all improved with this fabric. This lighter-weight fabric option presents no compromise to the life expectancy of a properly cared for and maintained tent. Choose this outer if every gram counts or extended use in alpine environments is your reason for owning a First Arrow.