The X1 Raid is the smallest and lightest of our single-skin tent range. A conventional 2-pole, Bibler-style bivouac tent, what sets it apart is our new, and quite unique, X-tex fabric. We are hesitant to call the X-tex fabric revolutionary – it still has limitations – but it does present significant improvements and advantages over the existing PTFE-type breathable membrane fabrics that are currently used. You can read the technical explanation here.
There are subtleties in the X1 Raid’s design that are not immediately evident to the eye, however. The poles are inserted through external pole sleeves, making it quicker and easier to pitch. This also means that the guy points loop around the poles themselves, taking stress directly off the seams.
|Total weight||3 lb 4 oz (1.48 kg) (complete)|
Waterproof and breathable X-tex
|Groundsheet||2.1 oz/yd² (70 g/m²), 70 denier, ripstop nylon
10,000 mm hydrostatic head TPU coating
|Poles||2 x 0.34 in (8.64 mm) Ø Yunan Ultralite|
|Guylines||4 x 0.08 in (2.00 mm) Dyneema with mini-Linelok adjusters|
|Pegs||8 x 7001-T6 square-section alloy pegs, 0.4 oz (12 g) each|
18” x 5”Ø (45 cm x 12 cm Ø)
Red and Black are in stock
Green is unavailable until May/June 2016
All our products are shipped with FedEx for quick, reliable and secure delivery. As most of our products are quite large and/or of high value, they will require a signature. We cannot deliver to P.O. boxes. All orders are dispatched the next working day after receipt (Monday to Friday). Typical delivery times are 2-3 days.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it for an exchange or refund provided it is within 90 days of receipt of your order and the item is in the original packaging.
|Inner length||82” (210 cm)|
|Inner width||47” (120 cm)|
|Inner height||33” (85 cm)|
Always ensure the tent is completely dry after a trip before packing it away for any length of time.
The best way to do this is simply to pitch the tent and wipe down with a cloth using a warm water and detergent mix. Flysheets can get stains and mildew (from being stored in a damp condition) – once these occur, they are almost impossible to remove. Never machine wash.
As with the flysheet, wipe down with a cloth using a warm water and detergent mix. Never machine wash – this will cause the PU coating to delaminate.
After time, the elastic in the poles may lose its stretch, and the poles not fold away. It is possible to remove a pole foot at one end (these screw out), untie the elastic and pull it through until there is sufficient tension. Retie it to the pole foot, cut off the elastic and screw the pole foot back in. Do not let go of the elastic or you will find yourself re-threading all the sections!
Although the integrity of the seams is in most cases very good, occasionally there is insufficient tension in the stitching, which means some water can seep in. This can be rectified by applying seam-sealant. The area most susceptible to this is around the vent panels (as sewing three panels together is more difficult that a straight seam joining just two panels). (This does not apply to the X1 single-skin tents).