Canoeroots Vol 7; Issue 3 Fall 2008 Aura
On the Path to Enlightenment
The knee-jointed poles of the Aura 2P allow for more vertical walls, improving water shedding and increasing usable space in the corners. The split pole design, in which one would-be cross-pole is split into two parallel, offset short poles, creates more space and better door support at minimum weight cost. Two doors and spacious vestibules separate it from the more radically weight-obsessed hiker tents, but it still comes in at just 1.8 kilograms and barely fills its own stuff sack. The 2.8 square-metre floor space fits two adults and not much else, though a full metre of headroom and mesh walls gives it a spacious feel. –I.M.