The Abisko Lightweight is the heaviest tent tested, which is its only real drawback. The fabrics and components are sturdy so I reckon one advantage of the weight will be durability. It’s a single hoop design but the hoop doesn’t form a perfect curve but is higher at one end to give good headroom. There are also two short cross poles to support the flysheet and hold it off the inner. The inner and outer doors both open wide for easy access and good views. There’s ample room in the porch for cooking and gear storage.
The Abisko pitches as a unit. There are eight guylines so it’s pretty solid in a strong wind. Fjällräven says it’s a three-season tent but it’s more stable than some claimed as four-season.
There are covered vents on the flysheet and a mesh panel in the roof of the inner so there is some ventilation when the doors are closed. Overall this is a great tent if the weight isn’t an issue.
First published: May 2013