We have a great range of lightweight tents for hiking and camping. Our range consists mostly of pole-less tents which use hiking poles to erect. We have a range of colours available such as orange, blue and green with a range of accessories to help you get the most out of your tent.

What Makes Vuno Tents so Light?

Vuno tents are some of the lightest lightweight tents around for hiking. What makes Vuno tents so light is the use of siliconized nylon. This fabric is made by adding liquid silicon to both sides of woven nylon fabric. This method makes the fabric strong for it’s weight and highly waterproof.

Vuno’s lightest tents are pole-less tents  so don’t use tent poles. Instead they require hiking poles to erect. The idea behind this is the multi-use gear philosophy whereby one item in your pack has multiple uses. Most hikers/trampers use hiking poles, so why not use it to put your tent up at the end of the day.

Our lightweight tents for hiking will help make your hikes more enjoyable by significantly reducing your pack weight.

AUSTERE 770 Bivy Bag

The Austere 770 bivy bag is perfect for if you are not sure weather you will need a tent while tramping. Also if the terrain has limited space to pitch a regular tent then a bivy bag could save the day. Even if you intend to stay in a hut these are a must in case of emergency.

These bivy bagsare our lightest tent type option as they weigh only 770 grams. Inside the bag there is plenty of space for one of our tapered mattresses and lots of head room. The door can be unzipped leaving a mesh cover to protect from mosquito’s while you fall asleep looking at the stars.

Austere Bivy Bag Specifications

  • Bottom layer 210D oxford cloth
  • Top layer polyester fiber
  • 770 grams (+/- 5%)
  • 220 x 90 x 50 cm
  • Pack size only 43 x 11 cm


Port William Ultralight Weight Tents

Our Port William hiking tents are Vuno Hiking’s lightest tents. They are single layer pole-less ultralight weight tents which require the use of either 2 hiking poles or a couple of branches to put them up. This means the weight of the tent can be reduced without compromising on quality. These tents can comfortably fit two people using one of our tapered mattresses. This tent is our most popular tent for hiking.

The Port William was used and tested out on New Zealand’s Great Walk the Rakiura Track.

Port William Ultralight Weight Tents Specifications

  • Dimensions: 200 (L) x 130 (W) front, 80 (W) back, 120 (H) cm at the door
  • Tent fabric 20D siliconized nylon
  • Waterproof index: Top 1,500-2,000mm, bottom >3,000 mm
  • Pole-less (requires 2 hiking poles or alternative)
  • Single Layer
  • Number of users: 1-2
  • Weight: Orange 875 gram, blue 850 gram, green 850 grams (+/- 5%)


The Divide Lightweight Tramping Tents

The Divide tents are  pole-less dual layer lightweight tramping  tents. They are best suited for 1 person however can fit two people without mattresses. Alternatively with an overlap 2 of our tapered mattresses can be used.  Although this is note recommended for two people above 1.7 meters. These tents  require either 1 hiking pole to set up or a branch from the campsite. 

The main difference between the Divide and the Port William is the Divide is a dual layer tent. Because of this the Divide is more suitable for the colder times of the year. The Divide is also not as high at the front of the tent with the front height only 105 cm compared to the Port William height of 120 cm.

This tent was used and tested on New Zealand’s Routeburn Track.


Divide Lightweight Tramping Tents Specifications

  • Dimensions: 200 (L) x 130 (W) front, 80 (W) back, 105 (H) cm at the door
  • Tent fabric 20D siliconized nylon
  • Waterproof index: Top 1,500-2,000mm, bottom >3,000 mm
  • Pole-less (requires 1 hiking pole or alternative)
  • Dual Layer
  • Number of users: 1.5
  • Weight: Orange 995 gram, blue 915 gram, green 980 grams (+/- 5%)


Twin Peaks Lightweight Tents

Our Twin Peaks tents may not be the lightest, but they are some of the roomiest lightweight tents available. These home away from homes require 2 hiking poles or other straight objects such as branches to set up. They have large door openings and the door can be used as an awning if you have a couple of hiking poles spare. Alternatively tie to a couple of trees or use branches found at campsite.

Two people can comfortably sit upright inside and with the right mattresses sleep 2 people. See the individual tent listings to see which mattresses are best suited. 

We have two in our range, the Circuit which was tried and tested on New Zealand’s Tongariro Northern Circuit and the Tasman which was tested on the Able Tasman Coast Track

from $299

Buy 3F UL Gear Tents Direct

If you don’t mind waiting you can also buy 3F UL Gear tents direct from Asia. These are ultralight weight hiking tents like ours with side entrances.

These ultralight tents weigh as little as 690 grams and require hiking poles to set them up. To learn more about these hiking tents click on the image below.

Due to the current worldwide pandemic it can take up to 60 days for delivery so only order your 3F UL Gear tent direct if you have time.

3F UL Gear Tents Available Direct

  • Lanshan 1 
  • Lanshan 1 Pro
  • Lanshan 2
  • Lanshan 2 Pro
  • Floating Cloud 2

How to Look After Your Vuno Lightweight Tent

Always use a groundsheet underneath to protect and extend the life of your valuable investment. This will also keep your tent dry and keep it cleaner.

Check and clean surface where tent is to be erected. Sharp objects may pierce through and rip the floor not to mention be uncomfortable to sit on

Dry well in the sun before packing away. However if this can’t be done then air the tent out during breaks. Doing this will not only keep your valuable investment smelling good but also reduce the weight. This is because too much water can easily double the weight of your tent while carrying it.

If using branches instead of hiking poles to put the tent up. Then ensure they are smooth and free of sharp branches.

Some of the Lightest Tents for Hiking Weighing as Little as 770 grams
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Some of the Lightest Tents for Hiking Weighing as Little as 770 grams
Vuno Hiking have a great range of ultralight and lightweight tents which will reduce the weight of your pack and provide more room for other things.